Alaska storm

Alaska storm

PostBy: ceccil On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:43 am

Been reading up on the storm coming into Alaska. Sounds like it's going to be very bad.

I follow along on Accuweather.com forums and the maps are showing a 948 mb low coming ashore. Thats almost unheard of and historical at that.

All I can say is good luck and be safe!!

Here is a bit of info from Accuweather forums:

U.S. National Weather Service
What NWS forecasters in Fairbanks, Alaska, are calling an “extremely dangerous and life threatening storm of an epic magnitude rarely experienced” is rapidly strengthening and beginning to impact coastal communities and the western Alaska mainland.

The brunt of the storm is expected to reach Nome, Alaska, this evening, with hurricane-force winds and tremendous coastal storm surge. Currently, ther...e are 35-foot waves and 100 mph winds in the open waters as the storm moves at 60 mph toward the western Alaska coastline. Storm surge into Norton Sound is expected to raise waters to 10 feet above normal through Wednesday, causing devastating beach erosion. Flooding could push Norton Bay ice on shore.
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Re: Alaska storm

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:05 pm

Yep, I've been following that also--good old Accu-weather. Hopefully, we'll hear from our Alaska friends & get the real skinny.Thoughts & prayers are with them all--this one looks like a monster. :( I was on the pipeline back in the 70's & know for a fact that them thar Alaskans are a pretty rugged group of people.
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Re: Alaska storm

PostBy: murphyslaw On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:14 pm

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I have heard about a few roofs being blown off. And flood waters reaching some buildings. Its still dark up here so we don't know yet the damage.

I have friends in the Office of Emergency Management for the state. and have been getting updates from them...
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