Early September Blizzard In Alaska

Early September blizzard in Alaska (Ice Age Now, Sep 3, 2014):

“Whiteout conditions should be expected.


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK – 2 SEP 2014

NORTHEASTERN BROOKS RANGE- INCLUDING…ANAKTUVUK PASS…ATIGUN PASS…GALBRAITH LAKE… SAGWON…FRANKLIN BLUFFS …

BLIZZARD WARNING FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (last night) TO MIDNIGHT AKDT WEDNESDAY NIGHT…

* LOCATION…MAINLY ABOVE 1000 FEET. * VISIBILITY…NEAR ZERO IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* WINDS…WEST 35 TO 50 MPH.

* SNOW…5 TO 10 INCHES…HIGHEST EAST OF THE DALTON HIGHWAY.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN TONIGHT AND INCREASE WEDNESDAY MORNING…THEN TAPER OFF WEDNESDAY NIGHT. WINDS WILL INCREASE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND REMAIN STRONG THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS…VISIBILITY WILL BE VERY POOR AND SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE INTO DRIFTS. WHITEOUT CONDITIONS SHOULD BE EXPECTED. TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.

I guess children in Alaska will still get to know what snow looks like.

http://pafg.arh.noaa.gov/

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

“I would think this is awfully early – just 3 days after summer,” says Kenneth.  “Don’t listen to the naysayers – they always have some excuse!!”

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