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Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 1:21 PM AKST Jan. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 6 am akst Thursday...
... Wind Chill Advisory is cancelled...

* what... blowing snow occurring, with visibility one half mile or
less at times. Very cold wind chills to 55 below. Plan on
difficult travel conditions. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph
will cause blowing and drifting snow.

* Where... western Arctic coast.

* When... until 6 am Thursday.

* Additional details... look for reduced visibilities at times.
Cold wind chills as low as 55 below zero will cause frostbite
in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow and wind chill means
periods of blowing snow will cause travel difficulties, and cold
air and sustained wind speeds of 15 mph or more will create low
wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions
are not taken.




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