Chukchi Sea Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Blizzard Warning
Issued: 7:06 AM AKST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 6 am akst Wednesday...

* what... blizzard conditions, areas of freezing rain, and high
winds expected. Travel will be very dangerous to impossible.
Expect damage to power lines and homes as well. Total snow
accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected. Winds will gust
from 50 to 90 mph.

* Where... Chukchi Sea coast. The strongest winds will be from
Kivalina to Point Hope. South of Kivalina winds will be 50 mph.

* When... 9 am today to 6 am Wednesday. The strongest winds and
worst conditions will be on Tuesday.

* Additional details... winds gusting as high as 90 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.




Coastal Flood Advisory
Issued: 7:23 AM AKST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Coastal flood advisory in effect from 6 am Tuesday to 6 am
akst Wednesday...

* location... along the coast from the Bering Strait to Point
Hope.

* Coastal flooding... minor flooding of low lying areas is
possible.

* Timing... Tuesday and Tuesday night.

* Impacts... high water may push into low lying areas such as the
lagoons at Shishmaref, Deering, Kotzebue and Kivalina. Ice may
push onto the beach along the coasts. At Kotzebue, this could
impacts housing next to The Lagoon, as well as dog lots on the
east side of town.

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 Advisory
Issued: 7:23 AM AKST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Coastal flood advisory in effect from 6 am Tuesday to 6 am
akst Wednesday...

* location... along the coast from the Bering Strait to Point
Hope.

* Coastal flooding... minor flooding of low lying areas is
possible.

* Timing... Tuesday and Tuesday night.

* Impacts... high water may push into low lying areas such as the
lagoons at Shishmaref, Deering, Kotzebue and Kivalina. Ice may
push onto the beach along the coasts. At Kotzebue, this could
impacts housing next to The Lagoon, as well as dog lots on the
east side of town.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.






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