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High Winds Expected for Southern Kenai Peninsula

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The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Southern Kenai Peninsula. Luis Ingram, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Anchorage, says winds could gust up to 75 miles per hour.

“For the Kachemak Bay area we’re specifically looking for mostly just high winds with that potential of gusts up to 75 miles an hour. And as we go into late morning and midday those winds should be slacking off,” said Ingram. 

Hurricane force winds are forecast over open water and the ferry between Homer and Kodiak has been shut down. National weather service officials say the winter storm poses a major risk for property damage and that people should expect disruption to all modes of transportation in many in Alaska.