Western Arctic Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 4:52 AM AKST Feb. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 am akst

* what... blowing snow and high winds are expected. Visibility less
than one quarter mile at times.

* Where... western Arctic coast.

* When... until 6 am Wednesday. Winds will increase today with the
strongest winds this afternoon and tonight. Low visibility will
develop this afternoon and tonight.

* Additional details... winds gusting as high as 50 mph will
cause areas of blowing and drifting snow with whiteout
conditions. Near Cape Lisburne winds will gusts to 90 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions are occurring. This will make travel
very hazardous or impossible.

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