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Nasty storm expected to batter Kodiak, Alaska Peninsula

Craig MedredAlaska Dispatch

Bad weather was brewing Sunday night from the Alaska Peninsula up to Kodiak Island.

On Kodiak, a blizzard warning is in effect from 9 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday. Snow accumulation up to 6 inches is forecast, with greatly reduced visibility at a quarter mile or less. Wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour are expected. The National Weather Service advises against all travel and outdoor activity during the blizzard.

On the Alaska Peninsula, including Cold Bay and Sand Point, a high wind warning is in effect through Monday afternoon, with north wind gusts up to 75 miles per hour. Loose debris and unsecured items may become dangerous “wind-driven projectiles,” the National Weather Service reports.

Coastal waters from Southwest Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, and along the Alaska Peninsula are expected to see gale-force winds through Monday, and heavy freezing spray is forecast through Monday night.

However, Alaska's largest city of Anchorage is expected to escape the nasty weather. Sunny weather is forecast through Thanksgiving, with evening temperatures forecast to hit minus-5 F Monday and Tuesday.

Find the most current forecast for your location, here.