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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Juneau AK 342 PM AKST Wed Jan 10 2018 ...Significant Snowfall Possible For The Interior And Northern Panhandle Friday And Friday Night... A warm front will move north through the Panhandle Friday and Friday night. Initially, the air will be cold enough for the precipitation to start in the form of snow. As temperatures slowly warm on Friday night into early Saturday, expect the snow to mix with or change to rain. Prior to the change to rain, significant accumulations of snow are possible, especially for interior and northern portions of the Panhandle. AKZ019>022-025-026-111500- /O.NEW.PAJK.WS.A.0002.180112T2100Z-180113T1500Z/ Haines Borough and Lynn Canal-Glacier Bay- Eastern Chichagof Island- Salisbury Sound to Cape Fairweather Coastal Area- Juneau Borough and Northern Admiralty Island- Inner Channels from Kupreanof Island to Etolin Island- Including the cities of Haines, Gustavus, Hoonah, Elfin Cove, Pelican, Juneau, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Kake 342 PM AKST Wed Jan 10 2018 ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT... * WHAT...Snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible. * WHERE...Northernmost portions of the central inner channels and eastern Gulf coast, as well as the northern inner channels. * WHEN...Snow is expected to begin by midday Friday and continue into Friday night before changing to rain from south to north on Saturday morning. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel may become hazardous due to slick and snow covered roads. Visibility may be reduced to 1 mile or less at times in periods of the heavier snowfall. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A watch means conditions are favorable for the development of winter storm conditions in and close to the watch area. Preparation for this potentially dangerous weather event should begin now. This statement will be updated by 6 AM AKST Thursday or earlier if conditions warrant. &&