Wind gusts to 110mph in September? Where’s that hurricane? I haven’t seen news coverage about this storm… Well, we’re not talking about Typhoon Sanba nor are we referring to Hurricane Nadine. Instead, we’re talking about a storm that is developing in Alaska. The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a High Wind Warning for portions of Alaska from 8pm Saturday through 1am Monday (AKDT). The NWS in Anchorage is calling for:
* WIND...IN THE ANCHORAGE BOWL AND LOWER HILLSIDE...SOUTHEAST WIND 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH. ALONG TURNAGAIN ARM AND THE UPPER HILLSIDE...SOUTHEAST WIND 70 TO 85 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 110 MPH DIMINISHING TO 65 TO 80 MPH SUNDAY EVENING. * TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP INITIALLY OVER THE UPPER HILLSIDE AND TURNAGAIN ARM SATURDAY EVENING...AND SPREAD TO THE LOWER HILLSIDE AND EAST ANCHORAGE DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS SATURDAY NIGHT. STRONG WINDS THEN WILL SPREAD TO THE REST OF THE ANCHORAGE BOWL AS A WEATHER FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH AFTER MIDNIGHT SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.
You can read more on this story and follow updates throughout the weekend from the Alaska Daily News (ADN).