From the National Weather Service:
KUSKOKWIM DELTA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BETHEL...HOOPER BAY...NUNIVAK ISLAND 742 AM AKST WED FEB 1 2012 ...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM AKST THURSDAY... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON AKST THURSDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM AKST THURSDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON AKST THURSDAY. * WIND CHILL VALUES...45 TO 55 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. * WIND...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH. * VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT AT TIMES. THE LOWEST CONDITIONS WILL BE INITIALLY ALONG THE COAST BUT WILL SPREAD TO THE REMAINDER OF THE ZONE BY EVENING. * TIMING...PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL PERSIST OVER THE KUSKOKWIM DELTA THROUGH THE DAY TODAY AND INTO TONIGHT. WHILE ACCUMULATION DOES NOT LOOK TO BE SUBSTANTIAL...THE LIGHT NATURE OF THE SNOW COUPLED WITH STRONG WINDS WILL YIELD PERIODS OF POOR VISIBILITY. WINDS LOOK TO DIMINISH BELOW 25 MPH BY THURSDAY MORNING WITH IMPROVED VISIBILITY. COLD TEMPERATURES WITH STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO SUPPORT BITTER WIND CHILLS THROUGH THURSDAY. * IMPACTS...INCREASED RISK OF HYPOTHERMIA AND FROSTBITE. PERIODS OF POOR VISIBILITY DUE TO BLOWING SNOW MAKING OUTDOOR TRAVEL AND ACTIVITY OCCASIONALLY DIFFICULT.
Ruby's school was cancelled today. They didn't want to cancel because of all
days missed when the pipes were frozen. The pipes froze again last night,
which would not generally stop school from happening with inventions like
hand sanitizer, Or sayings like"If it's yellow let it mellow." But today
the winds were too much. This month the average temp.is -17 degrees. I can
handle even -37 degree weather but once that wind starts blowing...my limbs
feel like they will snap in two like a tree branch, a few seconds of having my
hand out it starts to feel like frostbite.
|Rapunzel getting a dose of cabin fever by Ruby.|