Alaska Faces One Of Its Worst Storms Ever
Posted 08 November 2011 - 12:59
Winds near hurricane force of 74 mph were expected to generate seas as high as 25 feet in the northern Bering Sea, forecasters said. The winds were expected to raise sea levels as much as 9 feet in the Norton Sound. Those levels combined with the high waves were expected to cause significant coastal erosion and major flooding. The winds may also push sea ice on shore, adding to the dangers, NWS forecasters said. Alaska's west coast could also see as much as 14 inches of snow in blizzard conditions, forecasters said. The storm was expected to last into Wednesday.
.TUESDAY...RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. NO SNOW ACCUMULATION. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND
20 TO 35 MPH INCREASING TO 45 TO 60 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 85 MPH IN THE
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
SOUTHWEST WIND 45 TO 60 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 85 MPH DECREASING TO
30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN SNOW AND RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BLOWING SNOW. VISIBILITY ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES
IN THE EVENING. SNOW ACCUMULATION 1 TO 3 INCHES. LOWS IN THE MID
20S TO MID 30S...WARMEST ALONG THE COAST. SOUTH WIND 40 TO 55 MPH.
GUSTS TO 85 MPH POSSIBLE...MAINLY ALONG THE COAST.
.WEDNESDAY...RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS AROUND 40. SOUTH
WIND 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. ALONG THE COAST...SOUTH 30
TO 45 MPH...GUSTS TO 70 MPH IN THE MORNING AND TO 60 MPH IN THE
Posted 09 November 2011 - 14:45
Posted 09 November 2011 - 15:19
Yes watching Deadliest Catch you certainly get to see some awful Wx conditions. Therefore I too am quite surprised by the stories around this storm - in fact I would have said it was almost an annual event.
Posted 09 November 2011 - 16:45
Posted 09 November 2011 - 16:49
Im not an angler /fisherman at all, but find Deadliest Catch a captivating watch, and yes tou do get a sense how rough it can be, and probably generally is, but as with all these type of programmes, probably some of the conditions although very rough compared to what we would see around the waters here in the UK, they are no doubt embellished by the footage and some of the narration. The phrase 'Arctic Hurricane' was used on several occasions in some of the earlier episodes of the season just finished. I think it just goes to show how 'out of the ordinary' this storm actually is
Posted 10 November 2011 - 15:04
Cape Lisburne... 81 mph at 7 am Wed
Gambell... ..... ... 74 mph at 6 pm Tue
Kotzebue... ..... ..74 mph at 6 am Wed
Point Hope... ... 78 mph at 5 am Wed
Savoonga... ... ..76 mph at 7 pm Tue
Tin City... ....... ..85 mph at 12 am Wed
Wales... ..... ... ..89 mph at 1:42 am Wed