Winter Fury Strikes Alaska: Severe Winds, Rain, and Snow Grip the State for Second Time, Anchorage Braces for 1-3 Inches of Overnight Snowfall

(KTUU) – Anchorage, Alaska (KSTUU) The state is experiencing a winter low for the second time, and it is bringing with it a combination of severe winds, rain, and snow that is very familiar.

Warnings for severe wind gusts have been issued beginning in the Aleutian Islands, which is where the storm center is spinning. Wind gusts reach up to 85 miles per hour in Shemya and Amchitka, while they reach up to 75 miles per hour in Adak and Atka.

An ongoing winter weather alert will be in effect for the interior of the west coast, beginning in the lower Yukon and Innoko River Valley and extending all the way north to the Kobuk and Koyukuk valleys. Wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour have the potential to limit visibility on roads and trails.

Warnings of blizzards begin at Point Lay and continue all the way to Wainwright, with wind gusts ranging from 45 to 55 miles per hour. As you proceed eastward past Utqiagvik, the advisories become more severe.

Overnight, the storm will have the most significant impact on the south-central region of Alaska. During the night, the region will be impacted by strong winds, precipitation, and snowfall. 1 to 3 inches of snow could fall in Anchorage, while 4 to 8 inches could fall along the slope.

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