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Blizzard Warning


Event Continued Expired

Start Time

Mon 11/20/2023 08:14 PM EST

End Time

Tue 11/21/2023 10:00 AM EST




High impact

Locations Affected

Eska, AK ∙ Wasilla Airport, AK ∙ Buffalo Soapstone, AK ∙ Houston, AK ∙ Fishhook, AK ∙ Knik River, AK ∙ Cottonwood, AK ∙ Palmer, AK ∙ Sutton-Alpine, AK ∙ John Fitzgerald Kennedy City, AK

Full Alert Message

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Anchorage AK 414 PM AKST Mon Nov 20 2023 AKZ112-211415- /O.CON.PAFC.BZ.W.0014.000000T0000Z-231121T1500Z/ Matanuska Valley- Including the cities of Palmer, Wasilla, Sutton, and Chickaloon 414 PM AKST Mon Nov 20 2023 ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AKST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Localized ground blizzard conditions occurring. Winds gusting as high as 70 mph throughout the Matanuska Valley. Blowing and drifting snow likely in exposed areas, reducing visibility to as low as one quarter mile at times. * WHERE...Matanuska Valley. * WHEN...Until 6 AM AKST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. Very strong winds could cause damage, power outages, and difficulty for high profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds will peak late this afternoon through early evening, then gradually diminish overnight through Tuesday morning. Open areas such as lakes, the Hay Flats (including along the Glenn Highway), fairgrounds and areas that were less impacted by recent rain and/or wind are more likely to see reduced visibility due to blowing snow. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel very hazardous. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you.If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1 or visit &&