High wind warning announced for Juneau overnight

The National Weather Service this afternoon issued a high wind warning that lasts from 9 p.m. tonight until 3 a.m. Thursday for Juneau.

A steady wind of 25 to 35 mph from the south or southeast is expected, with gusts reaching 60 mph. Such winds can knock out power and fall trees, the release states. Avalanche and mud slide danger is also increased. The current avalanche danger for Juneau is “considerable,” the second-highest level on the City and Borough of Juneau’s four-stage avalanche warning scale. That level should remain until 7 a.m. Thursday, according to the city’s website.

Juneau residents are encouraged to be prepared for a loss of power, and to secure boats, aircraft and loose objects.

A weather update is expected by 9 p.m. tonight.

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