Wild Weather in Store for Turnagain Arm, South Peninsula

If you’re thinking of traveling north or south today, the National Weather Service urges caution.

 

To the north, there’s a high wind warning for Turnagain Arm and higher elevations. Expect easterly winds 50-60 mph with gusts to 75 mph. Winds will peak through this morning until 8am. The NWS says conditions should become more calm through the mid to late morning hours.

 

If you’re on the road, be on the lookout for fallen trees or other debris.

 

To the south, a blizzard watch for the Homer area is in effect until early Friday evening. Meteorologist Bill Ludwig…

 

Ludwig: “Southern Kenai Peninsula around Homer especially up there on the bluff there’s going to be a lot quite a bit of cold air coming in on the backside of this low late Thursday night into Friday there is a possibility they could get some pretty decent snow and blowing snow, could get kind of breezy.”

 

Ludwig predicts 4 to 8 inches of snow, which may be mixed with rain. Westerly winds will blow 25 to 40 mph, resulting in some blowing snow and whiteout conditions. At times, visibility may be reduced to a quarter mile or less.

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