Taiya Inlet and Klondike Highway Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 11:40 AM AKDT Oct. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect from 4 PM this afternoon
to 4 am akdt Saturday...

* location... near Skagway and along The Klondike Highway to
White Pass.

* Winds... southwest winds increasing to 35 to 45 mph with gusts
to 60 mph and up to 70 mph near White Pass.

* Timing... peak winds are expected during the late evening hours
of Friday.

* Impacts... travel will become hazardous. Loose objects will be
blown around. Improperly moored boats may break free. Power
outages may occur and trees may be downed and block roadways.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage

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