Statement as of 7:34 AM AKST on December 11, 2008
... Blizzard watch in effect from this evening through late
tonight along the coast...
The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a blizzard
watch... which is in effect from this evening through late
A strong front over the western Bering will track to southwest
Alaska early Friday morning. South winds will increase across
the Kuskokwim Delta out ahead of the front Thursday afternoon
and evening and peak at 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph later
Thursday night... with strongest winds along the coast. Snow is
expected to begin along the coast by late evening and continue
through early Friday morning. The combination of strong winds
and snow along the coast has the potential to produce white-out
conditions late this evening this evening through late tonight.
A blizzard watch means there is a potential for falling and/or
blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibilities.
This can lead to white-out conditions and make travel very