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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
602 AM AKDT Sat Apr 14 2018

AKZ207>215-150000-
Chukchi Sea Coast-Lower Kobuk and Noatak Valleys-
Baldwin Peninsula and Selawik Valley-
Northern and Interior Seward Peninsula-
Southern Seward Peninsula Coast-
Eastern Norton Sound and Nulato Hills-
St Lawrence Island and Bering Strait Coast-Yukon Delta-
Lower Yukon Valley-
Including Point Hope, Shishmaref, Kivalina, Espenberg, Noatak,
Kiana, Red Dog Mine, Kotzebue, Selawik, Noorvik, Buckland,
Deering, Candle, Council, Haycock, Pilgrim Springs,
Serpentine Hot Springs, Taylor, Nome, White Mountain, Golovin,
Unalakleet, Stebbins, St Michael, Elim, Koyuk, Shaktoolik,
Gambell, Savoonga, Brevig Mission, Teller, Wales, Diomede,
Mountain Village, Emmonak, Alakanuk, Kotlik, Pilot Station,
St Marys, Scammon Bay, Marshall, Nunam Iqua, Pitkas Point,
Russian Mission, Grayling, Holy Cross, Shageluk, Anvik, and Flat
602 AM AKDT Sat Apr 14 2018

...Strong Spring Storm Moving to the West Coast...

A strong spring storm will move to the West Coast bringing a mix
of rain, snow, and strong winds to the area this evening through
Sunday night.

The strongest winds will be over St Lawrence Island and the Bering
Strait, including Little Diomede, where wind gusts up to 60 mph
are expected. High surf conditions will be likely near Little
Diomede and St Lawrence Island.

Over the Chukchi Sea, Kotzebue Sound, and the Seward Peninsula
winds gusting up to 50 mph are expected. Gusty winds will
generate low visibility in blowing snow for the Chukchi Sea and
Kotzebue Sound.

A mix of rain and snow is expected from the Bering Strait south.
Mainly rain is expected in the Lower Yukon Delta. A mix of rain
and snow in the Norton Sound Region, St Lawrence Island, and the
Bering Strait Coast. The remainder of the area will see mainly
snow, but may see some rain mixed in during the afternoon Sunday
on the southern Seward Peninsula.

Rainfall amounts of around one half inch are expected, with
snowfall amounts up to 5 inches possible.

For updated advisories and warnings as well as the latest
forecast go to www.weather.gov/fairbanks

$$



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