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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
232 PM AKST Sat Dec 9 2023

Shishmaref-Bering Strait Coast-St Lawrence Island-
Including Shishmaref, Diomede, Wales, Brevig Mission, Teller,
Gambell, and Savoonga
232 PM AKST Sat Dec 9 2023


Behind a departing low pressure system, strong northerly winds
will continue into the work week through the Bering Strait and
into the northern Bering Sea. Sustained winds of 25 to 30 mph and
gusts to 35 mph in conjunction with on and off snow showers could
lead to reduced visibiltiy to one half mile at times. Strong winds
and waves could also lead to heavy freezing spray which may
create light ice accumulations on surfaces. These hazardous
conditions are most likely for Little Diomede and Saint Lawerence
Islands. Under the heaviest snow band, a couple additional inches
of snowfall are possible. North winds will strengthen again later
in the week, and additional winter weather headlines may be needed
for strong winds and low visibilities.


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