...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM AKST THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Additional snow accumulation up to 2 inches and ice accumulations up to one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 75 mph. * WHERE...St Lawrence Island and Bering Strait Coast. * WHEN...Until 6 PM AKST this evening. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Power outages are likely due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Ice and water may be pushed up on the shoreline along the Bering Strait Coast. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. This will make travel very difficult or impossible. &&
..Elevated Water Levels and Ice Shove Possible Through Monday Afternoon... A series of storms moving north through the Bering Sea and into the Southern Chukchi Sea today will bring very strong south winds gusting as high as 75 mph today through and north of the Bering Strait and winds gusting to 60 mph along the outer coastal areas south of the Bering Strait. The strong winds will produce elevated water levels. The strong winds and elevated water levels may push ice inland around Hooper Bay, and from Nome to the Bering Strait. Water will be pushed up through cracks in the ice, and along the shoreline on south and west facing shorelines. Residents should move items well above the normal high tide line and off the ice to prevent loss. For the latest forecasts go to www.weather.gov/fairbanks.