Blizzard, wind warnings for Southcentral
A powerful storm is set to bring another round of snow and wind to southcentral Alaska. After a brief break between storms, winter weather returns early Sunday morning with snow and wind spreading from southwest to northeast across the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage Bowl.
A blizzard warning is in place for Portage Valley and the eastern Turnagain Arm. The warning is in effect from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday. Winds will top 40 mph, dropping visibility down to a quarter-mile or less at times. Snow totals will range between 1 and 3 inches in the blizzard area.
The biggest impacts will be low visibility from blowing and drifting snow.
By the afternoon the wind and snow will calm down before the next storm moves in.
High Wind Warning
Strong wind will blow through Southcentral on Sunday. A high wind warning is in place from 6 p.m. Sunday through 3 a.m. Monday. The greatest impact will be in the Turnagain Arm and Hillside areas.
Anchorage will see winds out of the southeast between 20–35 mph late Sunday.
Turnagain Arm and Hillside will experience a southeast wind of 55–65 mph. At times, wind gusts will range between 70–80 mph.
Following this storm, the region will get a brief break before more warmth builds, bringing the chance of rain as temperatures near 40 degrees.
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