Blizzard Warning for Pribilof Islands, Alaska

This alert expired 3 days ago
National Weather Service
Alert area: Pribilof Islands

Posted 4 days ago


* WHAT...Blizzard conditions occurring. Additional snow
accumulations of 3 to 5 inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.
Visibilities reduced to one quarter mile.

* WHERE...Pribilof Islands.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM AKDT this morning.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Widespread blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility. Drifting snow

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will warm from south to north
this morning. Precipitation will change to rain at St. George,
ending blizzard conditions there earlier than St. Paul. Snow
will mix with or transition to all rain by late morning across
the entire area, resulting in rapidly improving visibility.

Recommended actions

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel very hazardous. If you must travel,
have a winter survival kit with you.If you get stranded, stay
with your vehicle.

Tips from

Excerpted from

  • Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit:

    • Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency
      for a complete list of recommended products.

    • Sand to improve traction.

    • Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.

    • Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.

    • Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm.

  • More:

  • What to do before winter storms and extreme cold.

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  • Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack - a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside.

  • Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.

  • Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.

  • Conserve fuel, if necessary, by keeping your residence cooler than normal. Temporarily close off heat to some rooms.

  • More:

  • What to do during winter storms and extreme cold.

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