Homer Alaska - News

Story last updated at 2:56 PM on Thursday, February 3, 2011

Harbormaster urges mariners to check boats;

winter weather advisory in effect


Photo by Michael Armstrong

Dave Hedgers shovels snow off his daughter Jerica's boat, the Pure-Sin, at the Homer Harbor on Thursday afternoon. A 1965 Fairliner, Hedgers rebuilt the hull of the wooden boat last summer.

The Homer harbormaster today urged mariners to check their boats and finger floats for snow accumulation. Snow should be removed if necessary. Harbor crews were removing snow today from ramps and floats. Mariners should take caution in driving on the Homer Spit. Call the Harbor Office at 235-3160 for more information.

Heavy snows yesterday have dumped up to a foot of snow in some areas of town. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. around Kachemak Bay. The forecast calls for snow showers south of Clam Gulch with partly to mostly cloudy and scattered snow showers elsewhere. Snow accumulation is 5 to 8 inches around Kachemak Bay with local accumulation of 10 inches possible along the Homer bluff. Elsewhere, snow accumulation is 2 inches, with temperatures in the upper 20s to lower 30s. Variable wind 15 mph.

Thursday night's forecast calls for numerous snow showers in the evening then scattered snow showers after midnight, with snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. North wind 10 to 15 mph.