...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY TO NOON AKST SUNDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph. * WHERE...Eastern Norton Sound and Nulato Hills. * WHEN...From 6 AM Saturday to noon AKST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Travel will be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow could reduce visibility to one half mile or less at times. Large snow drifts may form. Power outages may occur. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The heaviest snow is expected from Elim to Koyuk. Areas south of Koyuk will see 1 to 3 inches of snow. 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. &&
...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.