Alerts in Effect
Winter Weather AdvisoryIssued at 16:52 Wednesday 19 January 2022
* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow expected. Northeast winds 15 to 35
mph. Total snow accumulations of up to 3 inches.
* WHERE...Bristol Bay north and west of Dillingham.
* WHEN...From noon Thursday to 1 AM AKST Friday.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing
snow will reduce visibility to a half mile at times.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Warmer temperatures may switch
precipitation over to freezing rain from southwest to northeast
by Friday morning, although the timing of the changeover is
Special Weather StatementIssued at 17:08 Wednesday 19 January 2022
Two major storm systems and their associated fronts will bring
winter weather across Southwest Alaska. Snow accumulations of 1
to 4 inches are expected for most of Bristol Bay north of King
Salmon as two distinct fronts move ashore from south to north
beginning Thursday evening. Farther south, snow may mix with or
transition entirely to rain, leading to lower snowfall totals.
Some uncertainty remains regarding how and where this transition
will setup, although current thinking places this between Egegik
and Port Alsworth. Within this transition zone, the potential for
a short period of a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow
is possible. The wintry mix is expected to be brief and produce
only minimal ice accumulation before temperatures warm above
freezing behind the first front early Friday morning. However, the
timing of the changeover is still uncertain.