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Alaska Weather Watch - Watches/Warnings/Advisories

Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Anchorage (AKZ101) Alaska Issued by the National Weather Service


High Wind Warning High Wind Warning - Anchorage (Alaska)

Updated:Tue, 24-Nov-2020 3:20pm AKST
Effective:Wed, 25-Nov-2020 6:00am AKST
Expires:Wed, 25-Nov-2020 4:00pm AKST

Areas affected: Anchorage
Instructions: People are urged to secure loose objects that could be blown around or damaged by the wind. Prepare for the possibility of widespread power outages. Use caution if you must drive.

Message summary: ...high wind warning in effect from 6 am to 4 pm akst wednesday along turnagain arm and higher elevations...
* what...east winds 40 to 60 mph with gusts up to 80 mph expected.
* where...turnagain arm and higher elevations of anchorage, including the upper hillside.
* when...from 6 am to 4 pm akst wednesday.
* impacts...high winds may move loose debris, damage property, and cause power outages. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
* additional details...the strongest winds are expected late morning through early afternoon. The lower hillside as well as lower elevations near the mountains can expect peak winds gusts of 40 to 50 mph wednesday afternoon, while the remainder of anchorage can expect gusts of 20 to 35 mph. Winds at lower elevations will be generally short-lived compared with the warning area.
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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone AKZ101

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