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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
943 PM AKDT Thu Apr 18 2024

AKZ155-191400-
/O.COR.PAFC.BZ.W.0013.000000T0000Z-240419T1400Z/
Kuskokwim Delta-
Including the cities of Bethel and Nunivak Island
943 PM AKDT Thu Apr 18 2024

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AKDT FRIDAY FOR
TOKSOOK BAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected for Toksook Bay. Total snow
  accumulations of up to two to four inches. A mix of freezing
  rain and snow is possible near Bethel with light icing.

* WHERE...Kuskokwim Coast, mainly in the Toksook Bay area.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM AKDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Toksook Bay continues to see snow and gusty
  conditions this afternoon with visibility down to one quarter
  mile. Winds will remain elevated through the morning hours on
  Friday and guidance suggests snow will also persist or redevelop
  through the overnight hours. Thus, blizzard conditions will also
  continue off and on through tonight. Deteriorated conditions may
  briefly spread into Nunivak Island and Mekoryuk on Friday
  morning before winds region wide diminish and snow gradually
  comes to an end. Finally, temperatures have dropped to below
  freezing in Bethel with rain reported. A mix of freezing rain
  and snow will be possible into tonight with light icing on
  surfaces.

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 very hazardous. If you must travel,
have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay
with your vehicle.


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