The National Weather Service has moved-up the start time of the high wind warning for the Anchorage area.
Instead of beginning at 1:00 a.m. Wednesday, the warning went into effect at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday night.
The National Weather Service reported the following winds Tuesday night:
Paradise Valley: peak gust 77 mph just after 9:00 p.m.
Upper Hillside: 53
Glenn Highway S-curves: 53 in 8 pm hour.
Eagle River: 32 mph 8 pm hour.
Here is the latest forescast from the NWS:
845 PM AKDT TUE SEP 18 2012
...High wind warning now in effect until 6 pm akdt wednesday...
...Flood watch in effect from late tonight through thursday afternoon...
Tonight... Rain. Lows in the 40s. Southeast wind 15 to 25 mph with local gusts to 40 mph becoming southeast to northeast 15 to 30 mph after midnight. Along turnagain arm and higher elevations...southeast winds 50 to 65 mph with gusts to 75 mph.
Wednesday... Rain. Highs in the 50s. Along turnagain arm and higher elevations...southeast winds increasing to 85 to 110 mph during the morning then diminishing to 60 to 85 mph in the late afternoon. Lower hillside...east anchorage...and eagle river...southeast winds increasing to 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 65 mph beginning late morning. The rest of anchorage...southeast wind 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph by late morning.
Wednesday Night... Rain in the evening...then numerous showers after midnight. Lows in the 40s. Southeast wind 10 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph becoming variable 15 mph or less after midnight. Along turnagain arm and higher elevations...southeast wind 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph decreasing to 10 to 25 mph after midnight.
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