St Lawrence Island and Bering Strait Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 5:41 AM AKST Nov. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Saturday morning through
Sunday morning...

* what... heavy snow, blowing snow, and blizzard conditions are
possible. Travel will be very difficult. Total snow
accumulations of 4 to 8 inches. The worst conditions will be
over the Bering Strait.

* Where... St Lawrence Island and Bering Strait coast.

* When... from Saturday morning through Sunday morning. Snow will
develop early Saturday morning with snow continuing through
Sunday in the Bering Strait. Over St Lawrence Island snow will
change to rain late Saturday morning, with the rain changing
back to snow Saturday night.

* Additional details... winds gusting as high as 50 mph will
cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.




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