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Winter Weather Advisory

Statement as of 4:55 AM AKDT on October 20, 2014

Expires 4:00 PM EDT on October 20, 2014


... Winter Weather Advisory for snow remains in effect until noon
akdt today...

* location... Anchorage and the hillside.

* Snow... storm total snow accumulations up to 3 inches at lower
elevations... highest amounts over south and west Anchorage.
Along the hillside... total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches.

* Timing... periods of moderate snow will persist through mid
morning before gradually diminishing through midday.

* Impacts... wet surface roads combined with accumulating snow on
top will result in slick Road conditions through the morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 5:57 AM AKDT on October 20, 2014


... First measurable snowfall of the season for Anchorage...

The official National Weather Service Sand Lake snow observing
site measured 0.6 inches of snowfall on the 19th of October. This
makes it the first official measurable snowfall of the season.
Since midnight... another 1.5 inches has fallen. The highest snow
totals have been confined to a very narrow corridor from Portage
Valley... along Turnagain Arm... and south and west Anchorage
including the hillside.

Preliminary snowfall reports as of 545 am akdt

Location... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .amount in inches
Turnagain Pass/Portage... ... ... ... ... ..8
mid hillside southwest of omalley Rd... 7
South Anchorage mid hillside... ... ... ..6
old Seward and omalley... ... ... ... ... ..4
72nd and Dowling... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..2.5
NWS forecast office... ... ... ... ... ... ..2.1
15th and Merrill Field... ... ... ... ... ..1
Eagle River... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .0.3


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