...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING... * WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow possible. Total snow accumulations of up to 5 inches possible. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. * WHERE...Baldwin Peninsula and Selawik Valley. * WHEN...From Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning. * IMPACTS...Travel will be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Large snow drifts may form. Power outages may occur. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation. &&
...Significant Snow And Possible Blizzard Conditions over the West Coast Saturday through Sunday... A low pressure system and associated frontal boundary could bring heavy snow over most of the west coast with a chance of blizzard conditions along the Coast from the Bering Strait to Point Hope early Saturday morning and continuing into Sunday. The heaviest snow expected over the Seward Penn and Nulato Hills with the potential for 6 to 12 inches. Southeast winds of 30 to 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph possible from the Bering Strait to Point Hope. In addition to strong winds, snow and blowing snow favorable south to westerly fetch will likely produce elevated water levels off the coast. For the latest forecasts go to www.weather.gov/fairbanks.