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WEATHER ADVISORY Anchorage Municipality to Bird Creek

AKZ101 - Anchorage Municipality to Bird Creek
WWAK81PAFC_AKZ101-----------------AKZ101-111-145-181200-

...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL EXPECTED LATER TONIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY WHICH WILL BRING SNOW TO SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA
HAS SLOWED DOWN OVER SOUTHWEST ALASKA TODAY. THEREFORE...THE START
TIME FOR SNOW FROM ANCHORAGE TO THE MATANUSKA AND SUSITNA VALLEYS
WILL NOT BE UNTIL LATE THIS EVENING.

LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND THEN INTENSIFY DURING
THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. STEADY SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING
BEFORE TAPERING TO SCATTERED SHOWERS FRIDAY AFTERNOON. WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT FOR ANCHORAGE...THE MATANUSKA VALLEY...AND
THE SUSITNA VALLEY FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH NOON FRIDAY. THIS
WILL BE THE PRIMARY PERIOD OF SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATION. STORM
TOTAL ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES IS EXPECTED FOR ANCHORAGE
WHILE THE MATANUSKA VALLEY AND THE SUSITNA VALLEY FROM THE PARKS
HIGHWAY EASTWARD CAN EXPECT 5 TO 10 INCHES. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS
WITHIN EACH OF THESE AREAS ARE EXPECTED ALONG AND NEAR THE MOUNTAINS.

REFER TO HTTP://PAFC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE ADVISORIES
AND FORECASTS.


WWAK41PAFC_AKZ101-----------------AKZ101-181400-/X.EXT.PAFC.WW.Y.0009.110218T0900Z-110218T2100Z/
ANCHORAGE-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANCHORAGE...EAGLE RIVER...INDIAN...EKLUTNA
348 PM AKST THU FEB 17 2011

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
NOON AKST FRIDAY...


THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO NOON AKST FRIDAY.

A WEATHER FRONT MOVING INTO THE COOK INLET AND SUSITNA VALLEY
TONIGHT... COMBINED WITH STRONG MOIST SOUTHWEST FLOW BLOWING UP
THE INLET...IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT SNOW OVER
ANCHORAGE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING. 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW IS
EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE TONIGHT WITH ANOTHER 2 TO 4 INCHES FRIDAY
MORNING...FOR A STORM TOTAL OF 4 TO 8 INCHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.




FPAK51PAFC_AKZ101-----------------AKZ101-181400-ANCHORAGE-
INCLUDING...ANCHORAGE...EAGLE RIVER...INDIAN...EKLUTNA
400 PM AKST THU FEB 17 2011

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO NOON AKST FRIDAY...


.TONIGHT...INCREASING CLOUDS. SNOW DEVELOPING BY MIDNIGHT. SNOW
ACCUMULATION 2 TO 4 INCHES. LOWS 10 TO 20 EXCEPT 5 TO 10 ABOVE
EAST ANCHORAGE. SOUTHEAST WIND TO 15 MPH...GUSTING TO 30 MPH
ALONG TURNAGAIN ARM AND OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS WITH LOCAL
BLOWING SNOW.

.FRIDAY...SNOW...DIMINISHING TO SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION 2 TO 4 INCHES. STORM
TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION 4 TO 8 INCHES. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO
MID 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS 25 MPH IN THE
AFTERNOON.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER EVENING FLURRIES. LOWS ZERO
TO 10 ABOVE EXCEPT NEAR 5 BELOW EAST ANCHORAGE. LIGHT WINDS.

.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 10 TO 20 ABOVE. LIGHT WINDS
BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS ZERO TO 5 ABOVE EXCEPT
5 BELOW TO 15 BELOW EAST ANCHORAGE. NORTH WIND TO 15 MPH IN THE
EVENING BECOMING LIGHT.

.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGHS 15 TO 25.

.SUNDAY NIGHT AND WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A
CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 5 TO 15. HIGHS IN THE 20S.

.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 5 TO 15 ABOVE.

.TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW.
HIGHS IN THE 20S. LOWS 5 TO 15.


TEMPERATURE / PRECIPITATION

ANCHORAGE 12 25 3 18 / 100 100 0 0


Derived from FPAK51PAFC - Updated 16:30 02/17/2011

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