Possibly the most impressive wind observation thus far:
Umiat RAWS at 223PM AST
Temperature -1F, west winds 45 gusting to 62 mph. That's a whole lot of wind for Umiat.
At 7pm AST Friday the Fairbanks Airport reported a peak wind of 53 mph. This is the strongest wind gust in February since a gust recorded was installed in 1985, and one of strongest any time outside of a thunderstorm.