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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
519 PM AKST Thu Feb 22 2024

...HIGHEST WIND REPORTS FOR ANCHORAGE MUNICIPALITY - LAST 24 HRS...

Anchorage and surrounding areas experienced a strong wind event
as a front swept north and east across Southcentral Alaska over
the course of Wednesday night into Thursday morning (Feb 21 - 22).
Falling surface pressures over western Alaska associated with the
front helped to drive southeasterly winds across the Chugach
Mountains, aided by an additional low pressure center tracking up
Cook Inlet. Winds reached their peak between 11 pm and 1 am at
most locations, before diminishing through the early hours of
Thursday morning. Below is a list of the highest wind gusts that
were recorded across the area last night.


Location                     Speed     Time/Date       Lat/Lon/Elev (ft.)

Arctic Valley                94 MPH    0100 AM 02/22   61.25N/149.51W/3993
Alyeska - Top Of Maxs        83 MPH    1200 AM 02/22   60.95N/149.09W/3200
South Anchorage              82 MPH    1027 PM 02/21   61.10N/149.80W/431
Anchorage - Upper Huffman    73 MPH    1235 AM 02/22   61.11N/149.73W/1171
Eagle River - Hillside       71 MPH    1205 AM 02/22   61.34N/149.52W/1600
Glenn Highway @ 2nd Knik Riv 70 MPH    1250 AM 02/22   61.49N/149.24W/79
Anchorage Intl               69 MPH    0136 AM 02/22   61.17N/150.00W/104
Elmendorf AFB                68 MPH    1211 AM 02/22   61.25N/149.80W/189
Anchorage - Upper Hillside   67 MPH    0825 PM 02/21   61.12N/149.74W/889
Anchorage - Rabbit Creek     66 MPH    1115 PM 02/21   61.07N/149.77W/984
Arctic Valley                62 MPH    1239 AM 02/22   61.25N/149.53W/2660
Rabbit Creek RAWS            60 MPH    1256 AM 02/22   61.09N/149.74W/1479
Seward Highway @ Huffman Rd  60 MPH    1100 PM 02/21   61.11N/149.85W/222
Anchorage - Upper Hillside   59 MPH    0145 AM 02/22   61.12N/149.72W/1377
Anchorage Merrill            59 MPH    1259 AM 02/22   61.22N/149.85W/132
Glenn Highway @ Eagle River  58 MPH    1250 AM 02/22   61.31N/149.58W/286
Fort Richardson / Bryant Af  58 MPH    1051 PM 02/21   61.27N/149.65W/378
Anchorage - Muldoon          56 MPH    0803 PM 02/21   61.20N/149.73W/295
Glenn Highway @ S Curves Mp  56 MPH    0220 AM 02/22   61.28N/149.63W/472
Palmer Municipal Airport     56 MPH    0813 PM 02/21   61.60N/149.08W/243
Arctic Valley                55 MPH    0958 PM 02/21   61.25N/149.51W/3900
Anchorage - Lake Hood        55 MPH    0205 AM 02/22   61.18N/149.97W/65
9.8 E Hope                   55 MPH    1100 PM 02/21   60.97N/149.38W/4200
Alyeska Top Of Quad          54 MPH    1200 AM 02/22   60.96N/149.07W/2750
15.4 SE Anchorage            54 MPH    1200 AM 02/22   60.96N/149.07W/2750
Anchorage - Upper De Armoun  53 MPH    1155 PM 02/21   61.10N/149.73W/1115
Hillside Rd @ Upper Huffman  53 MPH    1120 PM 02/21   61.11N/149.74W/1040
Anchorage - Rabbit Creek     52 MPH    1245 AM 02/22   61.09N/149.77W/840
Anchorage - Upper De Armoun  51 MPH    0115 AM 02/22   61.10N/149.73W/3812
Birchwood                    51 MPH    1024 PM 02/21   61.42N/149.52W/39


Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

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