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Winds pound Turnagain Arm, Anchorage Hillside

Tammy Foster has her hair tangled by the strong winds along the Turnagain Arm during a stop at Beluga Point on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (Bill Roth / ADN)

The Anchorage Hillside and Turnagain Arm are under a wind warning through noon Monday, the National Weather Service said.

Southeast winds of 45 to 60 mph, with gusts up to 80 mph, were expected to intensify Sunday afternoon and evening, remaining strong into Monday before tapering off, said Cynthia Kobold, a meteorologist with the Anchorage office of the National Weather Service.

By Sunday afternoon, gusts at McHugh Creek, on the Turnagain Arm, had reached 75 mph, she said.

The highest winds will hit the Anchorage Hillside on Monday morning, Kobold said.

Lower elevations in the Anchorage bowl aren’t expected to see damaging winds.

Shanna Barnes and Brooklyn Powell experience the strong winds at Beluga Point along the Turnagain Arm on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Beatriz Landaverde and her husband Esdras Landaverde who are visiting from Los Angeles lean into the wind while taking photos at Beluga Point while traveling along the Turnagian Arm on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (Bill Roth / ADN)