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.

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 334 PM AKST Fri Mar 1 2024

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Anchorage, AK Local Forecast Office

15NM NW Cold Bay AK

Marine Zone Forecast


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 160 nm West of St Matthew Island at 983 mb for Sun afternoon. Its front moves into the Central Aleutians through Sun afternoon.

E wind 35 kt becoming SE 45 kt after midnight. Seas 7 ft. Snow. Freezing spray.
SE wind 45 kt diminishing to 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 ft. Rain and light freezing rain.
Sat Night
SE wind 30 kt becoming S 20 kt after midnight. Seas 4 ft. Rain.
Sun And Sun Night
S wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
W wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.
Tue Through Wed
E wind 15 kt. Seas 7 ft.
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Last Update: 334 PM AKST Fri Mar 1 2024
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