Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tropical


Nowcast as of 6:00 PM AST on February 19, 2008

Now
High Wind Warning remains in effect until 5 am AST Wednesday along Turnagain Arm and the hillside... Winds have started to increase along the hillside and turnagain. Southeast winds gusting 69 to 76 mph have been observed along the Upper Hillside and Turnagain Arm. A peak wind of 86 to 94 mph was recorded in Bear Valley this evening. Elsewhere...winds around town and Eagle River will see southeast winds gusting 40 to near 60 mph with the strongest being near the outlet of valleys.
Forecast for Anchorage Hide
Updated: 6:30 PM AST on February 19, 2008
High Wind Warning remains in effect until 5 am AST Wednesday along Turnagain Arm and the hillside...
Strong wind this evening through early Wednesday morning for the rest of Anchorage...
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Tonight
Rain tapering off to scattered showers. Showers mixing with snow after midnight. No snow accumulation. Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s. Turnagain Arm and along higher elevations...southeast wind 60 to 90 mph. Elsewhere...southeast wind 15 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 60 mph...strongest near channeled terrain.


Statement as of 3:59 PM AST on February 19, 2008


... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 5 am AST Wednesday
along Turnagain Arm and the hillside...

A High Wind Warning remains in effect until 5 am AST Wednesday along
Turnagain Arm and the hillside.

Low pressure moving across the Gulf will bring dangerous winds to
Turnagain Arm and the hillside through tonight. Southeast winds 50
to 70 mph with gusts to 90 mph along Turnagain Arm and the
hillside will persist through the overnight hours. Winds will
begin to slowly diminish early Wednesday morning and then quickly
fall Wednesday afternoon.

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. People are urged to secure loose objects that could
be blown around or damaged by the wind.



Above is the classic forecast for a Pineapple Express. We are getting a low direct from Hawaii. Thanks, guys! Our temperatures are now in the high thirties and low forties. The wind is moving snow that was so wet and warm. We normally have fluffy, dry snow not Sierra Cement. The light, cold, fluffy stuff is easier to drive through. So far the highest gust here in Glen Alps has been 62 Mph. My gut feeling is that this will not develop into the winds they are predicting. At least I hope.

3 comments:

Meggie said...

Enjoy the warm temps, Trixie. I also read on Dave's blog about the warm currents of air. Always a welcomed break from the frigid temps of winter.

egretsnest said...

Ugh! Sierra Cement is nasty for driving . . . and skiing! :) Hope you enjoy the warm weather though. It's rainy and miserable here.

Larry said...

Brutal! now I understand your top post a little better.-We are like spoiled little babies in CT compared to you.