The Pineapple Express is a Pacific Ocean subtropical jet stream that brings warm moist air from Hawaii (where pineapples are grown) to the U.S. West Coast states of California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.
3 days ago it was -15* below zero, today it’s 43* above as I type this. That is a difference of 58*.
Warning Description: High Wind Warning
Warning Date: 4:52 am AKST on January 14, 2009
WarningSum: High Wind Warning Remains In Effect Until 6 Am Akst Thursday
For Turnagain Arm And Higher Elevations…
Warning Message:A High Wind Warning remains in effect until 6 am akst Thursday for
Turnagain Arm and higher elevations.
Southeast winds will continue to increase this morning with gusts
to 85 mph over east Anchorage…including areas along the
hillside…outlets of valleys and along Turnagain Arm. The
strongest gusts are expected this evening reaching as high as 105
mph. Windy conditions are expected to continue through early
A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. People are urged to secure loose objects that could
be blown around or damaged by the wind.