609  
WWAK82 PAFG 092114  
SPSWCZ  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK  
1214 PM AKST SUN FEB 9 2020  
 
AKZ207>217-227-102115-  
CHUKCHI SEA COAST-LOWER KOBUK AND NOATAK VALLEYS-  
BALDWIN PENINSULA AND SELAWIK VALLEY-  
NORTHERN AND INTERIOR SEWARD PENINSULA-  
SOUTHERN SEWARD PENINSULA COAST-  
EASTERN NORTON SOUND AND NULATO HILLS-  
ST LAWRENCE ISLAND AND BERING STRAIT COAST-YUKON DELTA-  
LOWER YUKON VALLEY-LOWER KOYUKUK AND MIDDLE YUKON VALLEYS-  
UPPER KOBUK AND NOATAK VALLEYS-UPPER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY-  
INCLUDING POINT HOPE, SHISHMAREF, KIVALINA, ESPENBERG, NOATAK,  
KIANA, RED DOG MINE, KOTZEBUE, SELAWIK, NOORVIK, BUCKLAND,  
DEERING, CANDLE, COUNCIL, HAYCOCK, PILGRIM SPRINGS,  
SERPENTINE HOT SPRINGS, TAYLOR, NOME, WHITE MOUNTAIN, GOLOVIN,  
UNALAKLEET, STEBBINS, ST MICHAEL, ELIM, KOYUK, SHAKTOOLIK,  
GAMBELL, SAVOONGA, BREVIG MISSION, TELLER, WALES, DIOMEDE,  
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE, EMMONAK, ALAKANUK, KOTLIK, PILOT STATION,  
ST MARYS, SCAMMON BAY, MARSHALL, NUNAM IQUA, PITKAS POINT,  
RUSSIAN MISSION, GRAYLING, HOLY CROSS, SHAGELUK, ANVIK, FLAT,  
GALENA, NULATO, HUSLIA, KALTAG, RUBY, KOYUKUK, AMBLER, SHUNGNAK,  
KOBUK, MCGRATH, NIKOLAI, TAKOTNA, AND FAREWELL LAKE  
1214 PM AKST SUN FEB 9 2020  
 
...THE COLD OF WINTER 2020 MAKES AN ABRUPT RETURN TO WESTERN  
ALASKA...  
 
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE REGION WILL BEGIN TO MOVE AWAY FROM  
THE AREA LATE TONIGHT AND MONDAY. IN ITS WAKE LOOK FOR  
TEMPERATURES TO FALL QUICKLY FOR WESTERN ALASKA BOTH COASTAL AND  
INTERIOR LOCATIONS AS SIBERIAN HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN.  
 
LOOK FOR TEMPERATURES TO RANGE FROM -20 TO -30 ALONG THE COAST  
WITH -30 TO -40 POSSIBLE FOR THE WESTERN INTERIOR BY TUESDAY  
MORNING LASTING THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK WITH A SLIGHT  
WARMING TREND FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.  
 
CONFIDENCE REMAINS FAIRLY LOW ON THE LENGTH OF THE COLD SPELL FOR  
THE REGION AS COMPUTER MODELS DIFFER ON OPINIONS FOR THE REGION.  
 
RESIDENTS SHOULD PREPARE FOR COLD TEMPERATURES, ESPECIALLY IF  
TRAVELING, BY KEEPING COLD WEATHER GEAR AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES.  
 
FOR THE LATEST FORECAST GO TO WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AFG  
 

 
 
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