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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
124 PM AKDT FRI OCT 24 2014

AKZ207>217-242330-
CHUKCHI SEA COAST-LOWER KOBUK AND NOATAK VALLEYS-
BALDWIN PENINSULA AND SELAWIK VALLEY-
NORTHERN AND INTERIOR SEWARD PENINSULA-
SOUTHERN SEWARD PENINSULA COAST-
EASTERN NORTON SOUND AND NULATO HILLS-
ST LAWRENCE ISLAND AND BERING STRAIT COAST-YUKON DELTA-
LOWER YUKON VALLEY-LOWER KOYUKUK AND MIDDLE YUKON VALLEYS-
UPPER KOBUK AND NOATAK VALLEYS-
INCLUDING...POINT HOPE...SHISHMAREF...KIVALINA...ESPENBERG...
NOATAK...KIANA...RED DOG MINE...KOTZEBUE...SELAWIK...NOORVIK...
BUCKLAND...DEERING...CANDLE...COUNCIL...HAYCOCK...
PILGRIM SPRINGS...SERPENTINE HOT SPRINGS...TAYLOR...NOME...
WHITE MOUNTAIN...GOLOVIN...UNALAKLEET...STEBBINS...ST MICHAEL...
ELIM...KOYUK...SHAKTOOLIK...GAMBELL...SAVOONGA...BREVIG MISSION...
TELLER...WALES...DIOMEDE...MOUNTAIN VILLAGE...EMMONAK...
ALAKANUK...KOTLIK...PILOT STATION...ST MARYS...SCAMMON BAY...
MARSHALL...NUNAM IQUA...PITKAS POINT...RUSSIAN MISSION...
GRAYLING...HOLY CROSS...SHAGELUK...ANVIK...FLAT...GALENA...
NULATO...HUSLIA...KALTAG...RUBY...KOYUKUK...AMBLER...SHUNGNAK...
KOBUK
124 PM AKDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...A SERIES OF STORMS TO IMPACT ALASKA WEST COAST THROUGH THE
BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEK...

THE FIRST OF TWO STORMS WILL MOVE ONSHORE SATURDAY MORNING
BRINGING PERIODS OF ACCUMULATING SNOW OVER THE WEST COAST. THIS
STORM WILL MOVE INLAND AND OVER THE WESTERN INTERIOR SATURDAY
NIGHT INTO SUNDAY...SPREADING LIGHT SNOW OVER THE AREA. ONE TO
FOUR INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED...WITH FOUR TO SIX
INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE UPSLOPE AREAS OF THE NULATO HILLS AND
WESTERN BROOKS RANGE. WARMER TEMPERATURES AND THE WET NATURE OF
THE SNOW WILL LIMIT BLOWING SNOW.

THE SECOND AND MORE POTENT STORM WILL APPROACH THE WEST COAST
SUNDAY MORNING. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 35 TO 45 MPH BY
SUNDAY EVENING AND THEN PERSIST BEFORE DIMINISHING LATE TUESDAY MORNING.
STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL CREATE HIGH SURF ALONG THE SOUTH AND
WEST FACING COASTS ESPECIALLY ALONG THE BERING STRAIT COAST. STORM
TOTAL SNOWFALL OF FOUR TO SIX INCHES IS EXPECTED FROM THE SEWARD
PENINSULA NORTH. SOUTH OF THE SEWARD PENINSULA...SNOW MAY MIX WITH
RAIN AT TIMES WITH ONE TO FOUR INCHES OF STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL.

KEEP UP TO DATE ON CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND UPDATED FORECASTS
BY VISITING WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FAIRBANKS.

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LTH/CCC


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