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WWAK41 PAFC 081336
WSWAER

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
436 AM AKST THU DEC 8 2016

AKZ131-090245-
/O.CON.PAFC.BZ.W.0008.161208T1800Z-161209T0600Z/
NORTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...VALDEZ...THOMPSON PASS
436 AM AKST THU DEC 8 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM AKST THIS EVENING THROUGH THOMPSON PASS...

* LOCATION...THOMPSON PASS.

* SNOW...5 TO 8 INCHES.

* VISIBILITY...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* WIND...NORTHEAST 35 TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE AT CURRENT LEVELS AS SNOW
  DEVELOPS BY MID-MORNING. SNOW WILL INTENSIFY BY THIS AFTERNOON.
  CONDITIONS WILL BEGIN TO IMPROVE BY LATE THIS EVENING AS SNOW
  TAPERS OFF. HOWEVER STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE
  BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

* IMPACTS...SNOWFALL COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW
  WILL PRODUCE WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS. DRIVING WILL BE VERY
  DIFFICULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITE-OUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT. ALL TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR
ACTIVITY IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.

&&

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