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Winter Storm Watch

Status

New Event Expired

Start Time

Sat 08/06/2022 01:00 AM EDT

End Time

Sun 08/07/2022 02:00 AM EDT

Significance

Watch

Impacts

Moderate impact

Locations Affected

Cockedhat Mountain, AK ∙ Mount Michelson, AK ∙ Anaktuvuk Pass Alaska Native Village Statistical Area, AK ∙ Mount Chamberlin, AK ∙ Anaktuvuk Pass, AK ∙ Lake Schrader, AK ∙ Chandler Lake, AK ∙ Lake Peters, AK

Full Alert Message

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Fairbanks AK 328 PM AKDT Thu Aug 4 2022 AKZ206-051500- /O.NEW.PAFG.WS.A.0011.220806T0500Z-220807T0600Z/ Northeastern Brooks Range- Including Anaktuvuk Pass, Atigun Pass, Galbraith Lake, Sagwon, and Franklin Bluffs 328 PM AKDT Thu Aug 4 2022 ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 8 inches are possible above 3000 feet, with 2 to 4 inches from 2000 to 3000 feet. * WHERE...Northeastern Brooks Range above 2000 feet. * WHEN...From Friday evening through Saturday evening. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are possible. Rain will develop Friday and change to snow late Friday night. Snow will continue through Saturday evening before tapering off. Snow will be heavy at times with low visibility. This will make travel on the Dalton Highway over Atigun Pass difficult from late friday night through Saturday night. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.