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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
516 PM AKST FRI FEB 6 2015

...POWERFUL WINDS BLOW THROUGH PORTIONS OF SOUTHCENTRAL...

HERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE STRONGEST WIND GUSTS AS OF 5 PM. THIS
DATA IS PRELIMINARY.

THERE WERE REPORTS OF LOCALIZED DAMAGE AROUND VALDEZ AND THE
MATANUSKA VALLEY...THE LOCATIONS OF THE STRONGEST OBSERVED WINDS.

IN VALDEZ...A LARGE SECTION OF FLAT ROOF WAS LIFTED AWAY FROM A
DOWNTOWN VALDEZ HARDWARE STORE FRIDAY MORNING. TWO LARGE CHUNKS
OF THE ROOF SAILED MORE THAN TWO BLOCKS AWAY BEFORE CRASHING TO
THE GROUND. A COUPLE OF BOATS WERE DAMAGED IN THE HARBOR DRYDOCK
AREA WITH ROOFS FROM HOUSE TRAILERS AND OTHER BUILDINGS BROKEN
LOOSE.

IN THE MATANUSKA VALLEY...TREES WERE DAMAGED AND A LARGE HIGHWAY
SIGN ON THE PARKS HIGHWAY NEAR TRUNK ROAD WAS BLOWN DOWN. HIGHEST
GUSTS WERE REPORTED AT THE PALMER AIRPORT WITH 75 MPH AND 68 MPH
NEAR THE GLENN-PARKS HIGHWAY INTERCHANGE.

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1200 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST ANCHORAGE               61.22N 149.87W
02/06/2015  M48 MPH                             AK   ASOS

1200 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 4 SW ANCHORAGE          61.18N 149.96W
02/06/2015  M52 MPH                             AK   ASOS

            LAKE HOOD

1200 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BAS 61.25N 149.80W
02/06/2015  M53 MPH                             AK   ASOS

1200 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 1 NNW ANCHORAGE         61.23N 149.88W
02/06/2015  M49 MPH                             AK   CO-OP OBSERVER

1200 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 1 ENE ANCHORAGE         61.22N 149.83W
02/06/2015  M35 MPH                             AK   ASOS

            MERRILL FIELD

1200 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST WASILLA                 61.58N 149.46W
02/06/2015  M54 MPH                             AK   AWOS

1200 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 6 WSW PALMER            61.56N 149.26W
02/06/2015  M68 MPH                             AK   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            GLENN-PARKS HWY INTERCHANGE

1200 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST E WASILLA               61.58N 149.45W
02/06/2015  M56 MPH                             AK   CO-OP OBSERVER

            WASILLA FIRE STATION

1200 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST PALMER                  61.60N 149.11W
02/06/2015  M75 MPH                             AK   ASOS

1200 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST TALKEETNA               62.34N 150.09W
02/06/2015  M30 MPH                             AK   ASOS

1200 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST SUTTON                  61.72N 148.88W
02/06/2015  M47 MPH                             AK   CO-OP OBSERVER

1200 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST THOMPSON PASS           61.14N 145.75W
02/06/2015  M96 MPH                             AK   CO-OP OBSERVER

1200 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 3 NNW VALDEZ            61.12N 146.35W
02/06/2015  M96 MPH                             AK   CO-OP OBSERVER

1200 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST VALDEZ                  61.08N 146.30W
02/06/2015 M92 MPH AK AWOS

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