Slow-Moving Snow Storm Hits Unalaska

Monday, January 28 2013

The wild winter weather isn’t over yet. Chris Burling is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Anchorage. He says while the worst has past, the storm system that dropped several feet of snow on Unalaska over the weekend will continue through Wednesday.

“Temperatures are going to continue to warm as that front moves northward, so you’re going to start seeing more rain mixing in the with the snow as we go through the afternoon," says Burling. "But you could still see a couple more inches before it’s all said and done.”

The center of the storm registered around 970 millibars, which isn’t too far out of the ordinary for the Aleutians at this time of year, but Burling says the storm’s behavior was what caused the huge snowfall.

“It kind of stalled out, and it was located right near you or just south of you for a pretty long period of time.”

So far, Public Safety says there haven’t been any major accidents resulting from the storm, although several cars have slid off the roadway. They caution drivers to stay alert and be cautious as weather conditions change.


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