Blizzard Conditions Over the Sierra Nevada Mountains; Critical Fire Weather in the High Plains

A strong winter storm across the west is currently producing heavy mountain snow, strong/high winds, and heavy low elevation rain to parts of the Pacific Northwest, Great Basin, California and the northern/central Rockies. Impacts are expected to continue through Sunday. Across the High Plains, strong winds and dry air will support Critical to Elevated fire weather conditions through the weekend.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 334 PM AKST Fri Mar 1 2024

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Anchorage, AK Local Forecast Office

123NM NNW Cape Sarichef AK

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WARNING THROUGH SATURDAY...

Synopsis: A 988 mb Kamchatka low complex remains nearly stationary at 984 mb for Sun afternoon. Its front moves across the Aleutians and Bering into Western Alaska by Sun afternoon. A 984 mb North Pacific low tracks to 60N 178W at 983 mb for Sun afternoon. Its front moves into the Central Aleutians through Sun afternoon.

Tonight
SE wind 30 to 45 kt. Seas 9 to 16 ft. Snow and rain. Freezing spray.
Sat
S wind 20 to 35 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft. Snow and rain.
Sat Night
S wind 10 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 9 ft. Rain and snow.
Sun
S wind 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft.
Sun Night
SW wind 10 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 9 ft.
Mon
W wind 10 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 10 ft.
Tue
SE wind 10 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
Wed
NE wind 15 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
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Last Update: 334 PM AKST Fri Mar 1 2024
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