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Old 11-08-2011, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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Alaska faces one of its worst storms ever, forecasters say – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Be careful out there, West Coast Alaskans!

 
Old 11-08-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Palmer
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Yeah, I was reading that this morning. Hopefully people delay their cross country trips until after the storm.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Kuskokwim delta-
including the cities of...bethel...hooper bay...nunivak island
500 am akst tue nov 8 2011

...high wind warning in effect from 1 pm this afternoon to 7 am
akst wednesday...

The national weather service in anchorage has issued a high wind
warning...which is in effect from 1 pm this afternoon to 7 am
akst wednesday.

* location...along the coast this afternoon...then throughout the
kuskokwim delta tonight. Highest winds will be along the coast
through tonight.

* wind...south to southwest winds 45 to 60 mph. Gusts to 75 mph
this afternoon and 85 mph tonight.

* timing...1 pm this afternoon through 7 am wednesday. Peak winds will
be this evening.

* impacts...loose objects can blow around and cause damage.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. People are urged to secure loose objects that could
be blown around or damaged by the wind.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 08:55 AM
 
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making the national news as well:

'Life-threatening' storm nears Alaska coast - Weather - msnbc.com
 
Old 11-08-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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This is something not to mess with.

Our Blizzard Warning is cancelled, now a high wind warning.
Statement as of 5:00 AM AKST on November 08, 2011

... High Wind Warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 am
akst Wednesday...

The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a High Wind
Warning... which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 am
akst Wednesday.

* Location... along the coast this afternoon... then throughout the
Kuskokwim Delta tonight. Highest winds will be along the coast
through tonight.

* Wind... south to southwest winds 45 to 60 mph. Gusts to 75 mph
this afternoon and 85 mph tonight.

* Timing... 1 PM this afternoon through 7 am Wednesday. Peak winds will
be this evening.

* Impacts... loose objects can blow around and cause damage.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. People are urged to secure loose objects that could
be blown around or damaged by the wind.

YUKON DELTA-
INCLUDING...MOUNTAIN VILLAGE...EMMONAK...ALAKANUK...KOTLIK...
PILOT STATION...ST MARYS...SCAMMON BAY...MARSHALL...NUNAM IQUA...
PITKAS POINT
527 AM AKST TUE NOV 8 2011

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO MIDNIGHT AKST WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO MIDNIGHT AKST WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATION...ALONG COAST FROM CAPE ROMANZOF TO POINT ROMANOF.

* IMPACTS...MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING AND SEVERE BEACH EROSION IS
EXPECTED. SEA LEVELS RISING 8 TO 10 FEET ABOVE NORMAL COMBINED
WITH HIGH WAVES WILL PUSH WATER ONSHORE AND FLOOD LOW LYING
AREAS NEAR THE COAST. SEA ICE ALONG SHORE ICE MAY BE PUSHED
ONSHORE...CAUSING SEVERE DAMAGE. SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 50 TO 70 MPH
ARE EXPECTED.

* TIMING...WINDS AND SEAS WILL INCREASE RAPIDLY TUESDAY
AFTERNOON. MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING AND SEVERE BEACH EROSION ARE
EXPECTED TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT RISING SEA WATER THAT CAUSES
FLOODING IS EXPECTED. THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST SEVERE STORMS
ON RECORD. COASTAL RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA NEED TO BEGIN TO
TAKE PRECAUTIONS NOW TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY...AND BE ON THE
ALERT FOR RISING WATER LEVELS. DO NOT DELAY IN TAKING NEEDED
PRECAUTIONS FOR THIS UNUSUALLY SEVERE AND LIFE THREATENING STORM.

YUKON DELTA-
INCLUDING...MOUNTAIN VILLAGE...EMMONAK...ALAKANUK...KOTLIK...
PILOT STATION...ST MARYS...SCAMMON BAY...MARSHALL...NUNAM IQUA...
PITKAS POINT
541 AM AKST TUE NOV 8 2011

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 9 PM AKST WEDNESDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 9 PM AKST WEDNESDAY.

* SNOW...4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...THE HEAVIEST SNOW AND STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

* VISIBILITY...VISIBILITY WILL BE POOR AT TIMES. BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...VISIBILITY WILL BE VERY POOR AND SNOW WILL
ACCUMULATE INTO DRIFTS. TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL BE
EXTREMELY DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER HAZARDS
ARE EXPECTED. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITY VERY
HAZARDOUS.

CHUKCHI SEA COAST-LOWER KOBUK AND NOATAK VALLEYS-
BALDWIN PENINSULA AND SELAWIK VALLEY-
NORTHERN AND INTERIOR SEWARD PENINSULA-
SOUTHERN SEWARD PENINSULA COAST-
EASTERN NORTON SOUND AND NULATO HILLS-
ST LAWRENCE ISLAND AND BERING STRAIT COAST-YUKON DELTA-
INCLUDING...POINT HOPE...SHISHMAREF...KIVALINA...ESPENBERG...
NOATAK...KIANA...RED DOG MINE...KOTZEBUE...SELAWIK...NOORVIK...
BUCKLAND...DEERING...CANDLE...COUNCIL...HAYCOCK...
PILGRIM SPRINGS...SERPENTINE HOT SPRINGS...TAYLOR...NOME...
WHITE MOUNTAIN...GOLOVIN...UNALAKLEET...STEBBINS...ST MICHAEL...
ELIM...KOYUK...SHAKTOOLIK...GAMBELL...SAVOONGA...B REVIG MISSION...
TELLER...WALES...DIOMEDE...MOUNTAIN VILLAGE...EMMONAK...
ALAKANUK...KOTLIK...PILOT STATION...ST MARYS...SCAMMON BAY...
MARSHALL...NUNAM IQUA...PITKAS POINT
414 PM AKST MON NOV 7 2011

...SEVERE BERING SEA STORM EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

A RAPIDLY DEVELOPING STORM LOCATED ABOUT 600 MILES SOUTHWEST
OF SHEMYA THIS AFTERNOON WILL INTENSIFY INTO ONE OF THE
MOST SEVERE BERING SEA STORMS ON RECORD AS IT MOVES NORTHWARD
ACROSS THE CHUKOTSK PENINSULA TUESDAY NIGHT. THIS STORM
HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD DAMAGE.

THE STORM WILL PRODUCE WIDESPREAD WINDS OF 40 TO 55 MPH
WITH HIGHER GUSTS OVER THE WEST COAST TUESDAY NIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY EVENING. STRONG WEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
OVER ST LAWRENCE ISLAND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. GUSTS TO 70 MPH CAN BE
EXPECTED ALONG THE CHUKOTSK PENINSULA AND IN AREAS NEAR KOTZEBUE.
WINDS OF 60 TO 75 MPH ARE EXPECTED OVER ST LAWRENCE ISLAND AND
THE BERING STRAIT COAST. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO APPROACH HURRICANE
FORCE OVER THE CHUKCHI SEA AND NORTHERN BERING SEA. THE STRONG
WINDS WILL GENERATE SEAS TO AS HIGH AS 20 FEET OVER THE CHUKCHI
SEA...AND TO 15 TO 25 FEET OVER THE NORTHERN BERING SEA.

THE STRONG WINDS WILL PUSH LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER INTO NORTON
SOUND...RAISING SEA LEVELS TO AS HIGH AS 8 TO 9 FEET ABOVE NORMAL
TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE HIGH SEA LEVELS
COMBINED WITH HIGH WAVES WILL PRODUCE SEVERE BEACH EROSION AND
MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING ALONG THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORES OF
NORTON SOUND AND ALONG THE BERING STRAIT COAST. HIGH WATER
LEVELS WILL PRODUCE COASTAL FLOODING ALONG THE SOUTHERN
SHORE OF NORTON SOUND. STRONG WINDS AND WAVE ACTION MAY PUSH
ICE IN NORTON BAY ON SHORE.

MODERATELY ELEVATED SEA LEVELS AND HIGH WAVES WILL CAUSE
SEVERE BEACH EROSION AND MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING ALONG THE
SOUTH AND WEST FACING COASTS OF ST LAWRENCE ISLAND TUESDAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

ALONG THE CHUKCHI SEA COAST FROM CAPE KRUSENSTERN NORTHWEST...
SOUTHEAST WINDS GUSTING TO A HIGH AS 70 MPH WILL PRODUCE HIGH
WAVES AND SOME ELEVATION OF SEA LEVELS...RESULTING IN SEVERE
BEACH EROSION AND MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING. THE VILLAGE OF
KIVALINA WILL BE HIGHLY VULNERABLE TO DAMAGE CAUSED BY
BEACH EROSION AND COASTAL FLOODING.

THE STORM WILL ALSO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL AND BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS OVER ALMOST ALL OF THE WEST COAST TUESDAY NIGHT
AND WEDNESDAY. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF AS MUCH AS 14 INCHES
ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE SOUTHERN SEWARD PENINSULA COAST AND
IN PARTS OF THE INTERIOR SEWARD PENINSULA.

AGAIN...THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING
STORM WHICH WILL BE ONE OF THE WORST ON RECORD OVER THE BERING
SEA AND THE WEST COAST.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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For all intents and purposes you will have a Cat 1 hurricane there.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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See it live here!

National Weather Service, Anchorage Forecast Office GOES Loop
 
Old 11-08-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Yep... you have a nice one coming Warpt.
Make sure everyone is in and safe.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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When I was in Dutch Harbor just after the Katrina hurricane, there were t-shirts with two hurricane warning flags on them with the words "in Dutch Harbor, hurricanes are called "Thursday"...

While hiding out the storms in bays, we see 100 mph winds a lot. That region has some of the worse weather in the world!

Took this video in Scan Bay, about sixty miles west of Dutch Harbor. The wind speed indicator broke at over 100mph, being out in the open ocean wasn't an option! You can visibly see and hear the wind build, that is how fast the storms hit!



100 MPH winds while at anchor - YouTube

Hope this storm for Western Alaska fizzles out, mixed with snow there is no visibility.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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The winds are picking up in Point Hope... 100 mph wind storms are quite common. Yes houses shake and screws & nails come out from the sheetrock. But aside from the flooding (fingers crossed) it will be just another day in the village. The huge waves do the most damage on the North side where erosion is wasting away much of what is left of the old town site.
We are in touch with people in this village; several times every day.
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