Saturday, May 25, 2013
Be Careful Cordovians...Get Ready Southcentral!
Are your ready for the weather to rumble?
Are your ready for the weather to rumble? A mature low pressure system is moving toward Southcentral fairly quickly putting 2/3 of the state under some kind of watch or warning.
Blizzard conditions continue to persist towards the Southwest into Bristol Bay until mid-day. To the southeast wind chills of 30 to 40 below are expected to hit with several inches of snow along with gale force winds.
High wind warning along Turnagain Arm and Higher Elevations have been put in place until 9 pm tonight with sustained winds of 55 to 70 mph along with gust of 95 mph. This front will move towards the northern coast this evening and weaken, which will allow the gradient to relax a bit.
Periods of light snow throughout the Anchorage Bowl and Matsu will occur late tonight.
The approach of a secondary low will once again increase the flow across the Chugach Range. As this low moves towards Prince William Sound on Wednesday into Thursday, look for more measurable snow to develop.
Blizzards warnings for Western Kenai Peninsula to the Prince William Sound will end once the winds do. However, a generous amount of moisture will continue to flow over the region. The Susitna Valley will also experience snow with 8-14 inches of accumulation.
Cordova: another 7 to 14 inches is headed your way, along with several inches of rain. this is going to make for an even more nasty situation, with temperatures above freezing.
This will be a rough 24 to 36 hours Southcentral, please be safe!