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Story last updated at 3:45 PM on Monday, December 24, 2012

Snow, snow and more snow predicted




The National Weather Service is forecasting warmer temperatures and more snow for Christmas week. A winter weather advisory as of 11:15 a.m. Monday includes:

• Monday night: areas of blowing snow in the evening, a snow accumulation of 2-5 inches, temperatures 15-25 degrees, winds 10-25 miles per hour after midnight and south wind 15 miles per hour around Kachemak Bay;

• Tuesday: snow accumulation up to 2 inches, temperatures 15-lower 30s, variable winds to 10 miles per hour shifting to northeast wind 15 miles per hours in the evening;

• Wednesday: a chance of snow in the morning, temperatures 20-30, northeast wind 10-20 miles per hour except east 15-30 miles per hour around Kachemak Bay

• Thursday: a chance of snow, temperatures 25-35;

• Friday through Saturday: a chance of snow, temperatures 15-35;

• Saturday night and Sunday: a chance of snow, temperatures 15-35.

Driving conditions noted by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities on Monday included:

• Very difficult driving conditions on the Sterling Highway between mileposts 147-156, drivers warned to reduce speed and be prepared for winter driving, poor visibility, blizzard, snow flurries, wind, snow and drifting snow on roadway;

• Very difficult driving conditions on East End Road from Pioneer Avenue to Old East End Road, travel not advised, poor visibility, icy fox, heavy snow, winter storm, snow on roadway, blowing snow, drifting snow, 10 inches of snow, east winds 25 miles per hour;

• Fair driving conditions on the Sterling Highway between mileposts 111-147, be prepared for winter driving, clear, icy patches and rough icy patches.

For up-to-date weather, visit forecast.weather.gov.

For up-to-date highway conditions, visit 511.alaska.gov.

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