The Winter of Wind

So far this winter has been fairly windy. Not that this type of wind is unusual for me, but it does keep going on and on it seem this year. Like I said, nothing unusual, try standing on the shore of Lake Superior on any given day and you have a good chance of feeling the same winds.

Tonight’s warning about the wind here in “The Valley”.

Warning Description: High Wind Warning

Warning Date: 3:58 PM AKST on March 2, 2011

WarningSum: …High Wind Warning In Effect From 1 Am To 4 Pm Akst Thursday…

Warning Message:The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a High Wind
Warning…which is in effect from 1 am to 4 PM akst Thursday. The
high wind watch is no longer in effect.
An upper level disturbance will move across the Matanuska Valley
late tonight through Thursday afternoon. At the surface…the
pressure gradient will tighten and colder air will move in from
the Copper River basin. The combination of these factors will
cause high winds in the Matanuska Valley.
Winds will increase this evening and then peak late tonight
through Thursday afternoon as the upper level disturbance moves
through. Gusts up to 75 mph will occur during this period. Winds
are then expected to diminish Thursday night.
Precautionary/preparedness actions…
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.

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