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SPSAER  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK  
109 PM AKDT THU MAY 3 2018  
 
AKZ101-111-040915-  
ANCHORAGE-MATANUSKA VALLEY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ANCHORAGE, EAGLE RIVER, INDIAN, EKLUTNA,  
PALMER, WASILLA, SUTTON, AND CHICKALOON  
109 PM AKDT THU MAY 3 2018  
 
A FAIRLY FAST MOVING WEATHER SYSTEM IS MOVING OVER THE WESTERN  
GULF BRINGING STRONG SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS OVER THE ANCHORAGE UPPER  
HILLSIDE, TURNAGAIN ARM, AND MATANUSKA VALLEY THROUGH THE  
WEEKEND. THESE WINDS WILL NOT BE AS STRONG OR AS WIDESPREAD AS  
THOSE EXPERIENCED LAST WEEK, BUT THERE WILL BE OCCASIONAL STRONG  
GUSTS IN THE NORMALLY WINDY LOCATIONS.  
 
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN INCREASING TONIGHT REACHING THEIR  
PEAK SPEEDS BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH ARE POSSIBLE  
ALONG THE UPPER ANCHORAGE HILLSIDE AND TURNAGAIN ARM, WHILE GUSTS  
UP TO 45 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE MATANUSKA VALLEY. THE  
ANCHORAGE BOWL AND SUSITNA VALLEY WILL EXPERIENCE GUSTS UP TO 35  
MPH AT TIMES. WINDS WILL START TO DIMINISH SATURDAY MORNING,  
THOUGH BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH MONDAY.  
 
TO GET YOUR MOST CURRENT FORECAST NEAR YOU, PLEASE VISIT  
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ANCHORAGE  
 

 
 
AKZ125-131-135-040915-  
WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-NORTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-  
SOUTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WHITTIER, SEWARD, GIRDWOOD, MOOSE PASS,  
VALDEZ, THOMPSON PASS, AND CORDOVA  
109 PM AKDT THU MAY 3 2018  
 
AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER MOVING INTO THE NORTHERN GULF COAST FROM THE  
PACIFIC WILL BRING HEAVY RAINFALL TO PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND. THE  
HEAVIEST RAIN WILL FALL FRIDAY AFTERNOON, THEN TAPER OFF AS THE  
FRONT MOVES EASTWARD. RAINFALL UP TO 3 INCHES IS POSSIBLE IN AND  
AROUND VALDEZ. UP TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE IN CORDOVA. HIGHER  
AMOUNTS NEAR 4 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS. WHILE  
RAIN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND, RAINFALL INTENSITY WILL  
DIMINISH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
TO FIND YOUR MOST UP TO DATE FORECAST, PLEASE VISIT  
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ANCHORAGE  
 

 
 
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