Windy evening ahead for Anchorage, with wind chill as low as minus 25 forecast for tonight

Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska
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Apr. 8—A blast of Arctic air is forecast to hit the Anchorage Bowl on Thursday night, bringing wind gusts up to 50 mph and dropping wind-chill temperatures as low as minus 25 degrees, the National Weather Service said.

The strongest winds are expected in West Anchorage and downtown, meteorologist Ben Bartos said.

The wind will pick up Thursday afternoon and intensify into the evening, Bartos said. The strongest winds will hit the Anchorage Bowl overnight. Sustained northwesterly winds are expected at about 30 mph.

Light snow was falling Thursday morning in Anchorage, but Bartos said no significant accumulation was anticipated and the snow was expected to end by late morning.

The wind is not expected to linger into Friday, but Bartos said the unseasonable cold will remain through Saturday, with lows near zero. He said anyone planning to be outdoors this weekend should be prepared for frigid cold.

Temperatures will likely rise to the low 40s on Monday, more normal for this time of year, Bartos said.

A wind warning will remain in place for Seward and Whittier until Friday night, with coastal areas expected to gets winds from 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 70 mph.