Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
427 AM AKST SUN MAR 1 2015

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

A STRONG AND FAST MOVING COLD FRONT BROUGHT STRONG AND GUSTY
WINDS TO MUCH OF THE INTERIOR AND ARCTIC COAST SATURDAY EVENING.
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WERE EXPERIENCED ON THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN
ARCTIC COAST.

ON THE ARCTIC COAST AND INTERIOR ARCTIC COAST...THE HIGHEST
WIND GUSTS WERE REPORTED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...

POINT THOMPSON...........76 MPH.
INIGOK AIRFIELD..........61 MPH.
KUPARUK..................56 MPH.
UMIAT AIRPORT............54 MPH.
DEADHORSE AIRPORT........53 MPH.
ATQASUK..................52 MPH.
BARROW...................43 MPH.

NO REPORTS WERE AVAILABLE FROM KAKTOVIK...BUT THAT AREA LIKELY
EXPERIENCED SEVERE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH WIND GUSTS EXCEEDING
70 MPH.

OVER THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN INTERIOR...THE HIGHEST WIND
GUSTS WERE REPORTED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...

HELMUT MOUNTAIN RAWS.....67 MPH.
FAIRBANKS AIRPORT........50 MPH...OCCURRED AT 737 PM AKST SATURDAY
EAGLE SUMMIT.............49 MPH.
GOLDSTREAM AIRPORT.......47 MPH.
HODZANA RAWS.............45 MPH.
CARIBOU PEAK.............43 MPH.
BLAIR LIKES..............42 MPH.
FORT GREELY..............42 MPH.
FORT YUKON RAWS..........41 MPH.
WONDER LAKE RAWS.........39 MPH.
SALCHA...................38 MPH.
STUART CREEK RAWS........38 MPH.

THE FAST MOVING FRONT PRODUCED 2.6 INCHES OF SNOW AT THE
FAIRBANKS AIRPORT.

RF

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