There was a little wind this afternoon and it's been raining on and off all day. (Western Prince William Sound - Whittier and I guess Girdwood maybe - are predicted to have 3-7 inches of rain in 24 hours.)
Issued by The National Weather Service
Anchorage, AK... HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM AKDT SUNDAY...Updated Sep 15, 2012, 10:40pm AKDT
* LOCATION... THE ANCHORAGE BOWL... HILLSIDE AND ALONG TURNAGAIN ARM.
* WIND... IN THE ANCHORAGE BOWL AND LOWER HILLSIDE... SOUTHEAST WIND 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS 50 TO 65 MPH. ALONG TURNAGAIN ARM AND THE UPPER HILLSIDE... SOUTHEAST WIND 70 TO 85 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 110 MPH. WINDS DIMINISHING TO 40 TO 60 MPH SUNDAY EVENING.
* TIMING... THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP INITIALLY OVER THE UPPER HILLSIDE AND TURNAGAIN ARM THIS EVENING... AND SPREAD TO THE LOWER HILLSIDE... EAST ANCHORAGE... AND EAGLE RIVER VALLEY DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS THEN WILL SPREAD TO THE REST OF THE ANCHORAGE BOWL AS A WEATHER FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION SUNDAY MORNING. WARNING LEVEL WINDS WILL DIMINISH EARLY SUNDAY EVENING... THOUGH WINDY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST INTO MONDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS... TREES AND POWER LINES MAY BE BLOWN OVER. STRONG WINDS CAN PRODUCE WIND DRIVEN PROJECTILES AND MAY DAMAGE PROPERTY. TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT.
A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. PEOPLE ARE URGED TO SECURE LOOSE OBJECTS THAT COULD BE BLOWN AROUND OR DAMAGED BY THE WIND.
Last Sunday, by 10:30 pm our power was out. While we got power the next morning, it took some people until Friday to get theirs. And our internet was out until Tuesday. So far tonight it's raining, but the high winds haven't made it into the Anchorage Bowl yet. But everyone is paying attention to the warnings this week and I should put up a post now, just in case we lose power again before tomorrow morning.