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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
National Weather Service ANCHORAGE AK
252 PM AKST Wed Feb 15 2017

AKZ101-111-121-125-131-145-161815-
Anchorage-Matanuska Valley-Western Kenai Peninsula-
Western Prince William Sound-Northeast Prince William Sound-
Susitna Valley-
Including the cities of...Anchorage...Eagle River...Indian...
Eklutna...Palmer...Wasilla...Sutton...Chickaloon...Kenai...
Soldotna...Homer...Cooper Landing...Whittier...Seward...
Girdwood...Moose Pass...Valdez...Thompson Pass...Talkeetna...
Willow...Cantwell
252 PM AKST Wed Feb 15 2017

...More snow expected for Southcentral Alaska Thursday and Friday...

Another round of widespread snowfall is expected to impact
Southcentral Alaska beginning on Thursday and lasting through the
Friday morning commute. A weather system will slowly lift northward
from the Alaska Peninsula. Snow will primarily impact the gulf
coast and the Kenai Peninsula during the day on Thursday before
spreading into Anchorage and the Mat-Su regions late Thursday
evening into Friday morning. The greatest snowfall amounts are
expected from Seward northward to Turnagain Pass. Significant
accumulations are possible along the western Kenai Peninsula,
including the Homer area and Kenai. Farther north, several inches
of snow will also be possible from Anchorage into the Matanuska
and Susitna Valleys, with snow potentially impacting the Friday
morning commute and leading to difficult travel conditions in
these areas. The heaviest snowfall will then spread eastward
towards Valdez and Thompson Pass Friday morning into Friday
afternoon.

Although there is high confidence that much of Southcentral Alaska
will see accumulating snow from this system, there is still lower
confidence on the exact timing and amounts of snowfall. Please
visit www.weather.gov/anchorage for your latest forecast and
updates on this developing winter weather situation.

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