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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
446 AM AKST Wed Feb 22 2017

AKZ213-230300-
/O.CON.PAFG.BZ.W.0006.170222T2100Z-170223T1500Z/
/O.CON.PAFG.WC.Y.0025.000000T0000Z-170222T2100Z/
St Lawrence Island and Bering Strait Coast-
Including Gambell, Savoonga, Brevig Mission, Teller, Wales,
and Diomede
446 AM AKST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON AKST TODAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM
AKST THURSDAY...

* SNOW...with 5 to 10 inches accumulation possible.

* BLOWING SNOW...reducing visibility to less than one quarter
  mile.

* WINDS...northeast to east 30 to 40 mph gusting near 60 mph.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...around 55 below.

* TIMING...Winds will increase Wednesday afternoon and snow will
  develop early in the evening with conditions deteriorating to
  near whiteout at times Wednesday night before improving
  Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Visibility will be very poor and snow will
  accumulate into drifts. Whiteout conditions should be
  expected. Travel and outdoor activities will be difficult.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions in
blowing snow with strong winds and very poor visibilities are
occurring or expected.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that low wind chills with sustained
wind speeds of 15 mph or more are occurring or expected. If
outdoors, cover exposed skin to prevent frostbite.

&&

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