Light Freezing Rain
Statement as of 6:57 AM AKST on February 18, 2009... Blizzard Warning now in effect until noon akst today along the
... Freezing Rain Advisory in effect until 2 PM akst this
The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a Freezing
Rain Advisory inland... which is in effect until 2 PM akst this
afternoon. The Blizzard Warning is now in effect until noon akst
today along the coast.
A strong weather system passing over the Kuskokwim Delta has
spread snow and gusty south winds across the area. Snow and
blowing snow are reducing visibility to one quarter mile or less
along the coast. Conditions will improve around noon when
temperatures warm up to near 32 and precipitation changes to
rain... before changing back to snow overnight.
Inland... freezing rain is falling in Bethel and will continue
spreading inland until warmer air at the surface changes
precipitation to all rain by early afternoon. Freezing rain will
be mixed with sleet and snow this morning.
A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to white-out
conditions... making travel extremely dangerous. All travel and
outdoor activity is strongly discouraged.
A Freezing Rain Advisory means that periods of freezing rain or
freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving.