High Wind Warning Through Friday

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Press Release from Bonnie Hanson – KPB Office of Emergency Management

High Wind Warning

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
921 AM AKDT THU AUG 27 2015

…UNUSUALLY STRONG LATE SUMMER WINDSTORM…

.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE ORIGINATING IN THE ARCTIC WILL DIVE SOUTHWARD ACROSS SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA BY LATE TONIGHT. THIS WILL LEAD TO STRONG WINDS…ESPECIALLY THROUGH MOUNTAIN GAPS. SOME OF THE HIGHEST WINDS WILL BE FELT FROM VALDEZ UP THROUGH THOMPSON PASS. SINCE TREES STILL HAVE LEAVES ON THEM THEY WILL BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DAMAGE FROM HIGH WINDS.

WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD…MOOSE PASS
921 AM AKDT THU AUG 27 2015

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM AKDT FRIDAY FOR WHITTIER AND SEWARD…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM AKDT FRIDAY.

* LOCATION…SEWARD AND WHITTIER.
* WIND…SEWARD…NORTH WINDS 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.
WHITTIER…WEST WINDS 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH

* TIMING…WINDS WILL RAPIDLY INCREASE THURSDAY EVENING AND PEAK  LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT. TREES AND POWER LINES MAY BE BLOWN OVER. LOOSE DEBRIS CAN BE MOVED AND DAMAGE PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. PEOPLE ARE URGED TO SECURE LOOSE OBJECTS THAT COULD BE BLOWN AROUND OR DAMAGED BY THE WIND.

Distribution:  Admins, AHIMT, Assembly, CERT East, Chiefs, City Clerks, City Managers, Dept. Heads, Fire & EMS, KPBSD, LEPC, Media, Police & Dispatch, Weather

Bonnie Hanson
Administrative Assistant
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Office of Emergency Management
253 Wilson Lane
Soldotna, AK  99669
907-262-4910 Office
907-262-2095 Direct
907-714-2395 Fax

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