Unusual fluctuations in the weather have led to a winter weather advisory for the Kenai Peninsula from Friday through Sunday morning.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Christian Cassell…
Cassell: “Well we have issued a winter weather advisory for snow and blowing snow. We’re going to see snow developing this morning by late morning and through this afternoon. Should see widespread snow. We’re going to keep north winds blowing pretty brisk, 20-35 mph and it’s going to create – with the dry snow falling and the winds blowing- we’re going to see a lot of blowing snow, especially towards the Inlet, where the winds are going to be the strongest. So we’re expecting visibilities to get to one half mile and possible drop below one quarter mile occasionally. That would be mainly along the Sterling Hwy south of Kenai down towards Anchor Point. And then we’re looking at the winds diminishing this evening, but snow will continue overnight. The advisory expires early Saturday morning. We will see light snow, though, persist through Saturday and into Saturday and probably end sometime early Sunday.”
The NWS says the snow may continue as late as Sunday morning. Falling and blowing snow is expected, leading to white-outs and poor visibility. Travel and outdoor activity is discouraged.