Northwest Arctic County, Alaska
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Weather Alerts: Northwest Arctic County, Alaska
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Blizzard Warning
AKZ209-221500-
/O.CON.PAFG.BZ.W.0014.000000T0000Z-171122T1500Z/
Baldwin Peninsula and Selawik Valley-
Including Kotzebue, Selawik, and Noorvik
142 PM AKST Tue Nov 21 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AKST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions occurring. Travel will be very
dangerous to impossible. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to
4 inches, with localized amounts up to 6 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Baldwin Peninsula and Selawik Valley.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 30 mph will
cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant
drifting of the snow is likely.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous.

$$

Blizzard Warning
AKZ208-221500-
/O.CON.PAFG.BZ.W.0014.000000T0000Z-171122T2100Z/
Lower Kobuk and Noatak Valleys-
Including Noatak, Kiana, and Red Dog Mine
142 PM AKST Tue Nov 21 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON AKST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions occurring. Travel will be very
dangerous to impossible. Additional snow accumulations of 5 to
8 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Lower Kobuk and Noatak Valleys.

* WHEN...Until noon Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will
cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant
drifting of the snow is likely.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous.

$$

Blizzard Warning
AKZ207-221500-
/O.EXT.PAFG.BZ.W.0014.000000T0000Z-171122T2100Z/
Chukchi Sea Coast-
Including Point Hope, Shishmaref, Kivalina, and Espenberg
142 PM AKST Tue Nov 21 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON AKST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions occurring. Travel will be very
dangerous to impossible. Tree branches could fall as well.
Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with localized
amounts up to 7 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Chukchi Sea Coast.

* WHEN...Until noon Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will
cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant
drifting of the snow is likely.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous.

$$

Blizzard Warning
AKZ217-221500-
/O.CON.PAFG.BZ.W.0014.000000T0000Z-171122T2100Z/
Upper Kobuk and Noatak Valleys-
Including Ambler, Shungnak, and Kobuk
142 PM AKST Tue Nov 21 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON AKST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions occurring. Travel will be very
dangerous to impossible. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to
5 inches, with localized amounts up to 7 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Upper Kobuk and Noatak Valleys.

* WHEN...Until noon Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 30 mph will
cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant
drifting of the snow is likely.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous.

$$

Blizzard Warning
AKZ210-221500-
/O.CON.PAFG.BZ.W.0014.000000T0000Z-171122T1500Z/
Northern and Interior Seward Peninsula-
Including Buckland, Deering, Candle, Council, Haycock,
Pilgrim Springs, Serpentine Hot Springs, and Taylor
142 PM AKST Tue Nov 21 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AKST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions occurring. Travel will be very
dangerous to impossible. Tree branches could fall as well.

* WHERE...Northern and Interior Seward Peninsula.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will
cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant
drifting of the snow is likely.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous.

$$

Blizzard Warning
AKZ205-221500-
/O.EXT.PAFG.BZ.W.0015.000000T0000Z-171122T2100Z/
Northwestern Brooks Range-
Including Singiluk and Umiat
147 PM AKST Tue Nov 21 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON AKST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Travel will be very
dangerous to impossible. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to
4 inches, with localized amounts up to 9 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Northwestern Brooks Range.

* WHEN...Until noon Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will
cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant
drifting of the snow is likely.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. The latest road
conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

$$

Coastal Flood Advisory
AKZ209-220300-
/O.CON.PAFG.CF.Y.0002.171122T0300Z-171123T0300Z/
BALDWIN PENINSULA AND SELAWIK VALLEY-
INCLUDING KOTZEBUE, SELAWIK, AND NOORVIK
530 AM AKST TUE NOV 21 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 PM AKST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATION...BALDWIN PENINSULA AND KOTZEBUE.

* COASTAL FLOODING...STORM SURGE AND TIDES WILL COMBINE TO RAISE
SEA LEVELS 4 TO 6 FEET ABOVE NORMAL HIGH TIDE LINE. EXPECT
ADDITIONAL WAVE RUN UP ALONG EXPOSED COASTLINES.

* TIMING...SOUTHEAST WINDS 35 TO 50 MPH WILL BECOME SOUTH THIS
AFTERNOON, THEN SOUTHWEST IN THE EVENING. WINDS WILL DIMINISH
EARLY WEDNESDAY. WATER LEVELS WILL RISE THIS EVENING AND REMAIN
HIGH THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE HIGHEST WATER LEVELS ARE
EXPECTED WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...THE STORM SURGE MAY DISPLACE THE YOUNG ICE IN
KOTZEBUE SOUND AND PUSH IT ONSHORE. MINOR FLOODING IN LOW AREA
EAST OF KOTZEBUE WHERE DOG YARDS HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST, AND
ALONG THE LAGOON ON THE SOUTH AND EAST SIDE OF KOTZEBUE. THIS
INCLUDES THE AREA NEAR THE TEACHERS HOUSING IN KOTZEBUE.
RESIDENTS SHOULD PREPARE BY MOVING VALUABLES WELL ABOVE THE
NORMAL HIGH TIDE LINE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

$$

Coastal Flood Warning
AKZ207-220300-
/O.CON.PAFG.CF.W.0006.171122T0000Z-171123T0300Z/
CHUKCHI SEA COAST-
INCLUDING POINT HOPE, SHISHMAREF, KIVALINA, AND ESPENBERG
530 AM AKST TUE NOV 21 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 6 PM AKST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATION...THE CHUKCHI SEA COAST.

* COASTAL FLOODING...STORM SURGE AND TIDES WILL COMBINE TO RAISE
SEA LEVELS 4 TO 6 FEET ABOVE NORMAL HIGH TIDE LINE. EXPECT
ADDITIONAL WAVE RUN UP ALONG EXPOSED COASTLINES.

* TIMING...SOUTHEAST WINDS 35 TO 50 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST DURING
THE AFTERNOON AND INCREASE TO 40 TO 55 MPH THEN DIMINISH EARLY
WEDNESDAY. HIGHEST WATER LEVELS WILL BE LATE TUESDAY EVENING
THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...MAJOR EROSION IS EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM. IN
KIVALINA, WATER WILL BE PUSHED INTO THE LAGOON AND CAUSE
FLOODING ON THE LAGOON SIDE OF CHANNEL STREET WITH SIGNIFICANT
WAVE RUN-UP AND EROSION ALONG THE BEACH. IN SHISHMAREF, FLOODING
OF LOW LYING AREAS AND ROAD TO THE DUMP MAY BE IMPACTED.
RESIDENTS SHOULD PREPARE BY MOVING BOATS AND OTHER VALUABLES
WILL ABOVE THE NORMAL HIGH TIDE LINE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT RISING SEA WATER THAT CAUSES
FLOODING IS EXPECTED. COASTAL RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD
BE ALERT FOR RISING WATER AND TAKE ACTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND
PROPERTY.

&&

$$

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