UNALASKA... NIKOLSKI 509 AM AKST WED JAN 28 2009 ... BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM AKST THURSDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM AKST THURSDAY. THE BLIZZARD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CURRENTLY MOVING THROUGH THE ALEUTIANS WILL BRING STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS TO DUTCH HARBOR THIS AFTERNOON. COLDER TEMPERATURES WILL CAUSE PRECIPITATION TO FALL AS SNOW. WINDS WILL BE 35 TO 45 MPH AND CAUSE BLOWING SNOW TO REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS... MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. ALL TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITY IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.
And this is How it is looking outside right now at noon. (Same view as from Sunday if you want to compare)
SOOOO are you like most people? When a storm is coming they head to the grocery store to stock up on supplies. So that then they can go home and Nest. Be it Hurricane or Blizzard the store always gets hit hard before hand. Of Course here in Dutch Harbor/Unalaska You might need a second mortgage to stock up completely..............
And the price of Bread, Milk, Eggs, Butter and Cheese is really best left uncommented upon.
So Remember, The next time YOU go to the store, just be thankful it is not in Dutch Harbor/Unalaska!!!
Keep us in your warm thoughts everyone!! (Looks Like we will need it tonight)
Have a Great Day