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UPDATED: Weather advisory for central Kenai Peninsula extended

Posted: January 12, 2012 - 9:37am  |  Updated: January 12, 2012 - 4:25pm

This just in from the National Weather Service:

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. tonight in areas throughout the western Kenai Peninsula including Cooper Landing, Kenai, Soldotna and Homer.
A blizzard warning is also in effect until 10 p.m. for Kachemak Bay.
• Forecasters expect six to 12 inches of snow with visibility low, down to a quarter mile in some areas.

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The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the western Kenai Peninsula north of Clam Gulch, including the cities of Kenai, Soldotna and Cooper Landing.

The advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. and forecasters are calling for 6 inches to a foot of snow. Snow is forecasted to intensify through Thursday morning and change to snow showers by late Thursday afternoon.

The NWS warns travel may be difficult with visibilities limited in heavy snowfall areas.

A blizzard watch is in effect from Thursday afternoon through the evening in Western Prince William Sound, including Seward, Moose Pass and Girdwood.

The NWS is calling for wind of 25 to 40 miles per hour with gusts up to 55 mph. Forecasters are calling for two to four inches of snow.

For up to date information on NWS advisories, visit www.arh.noaa.gov.

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