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Old 11-08-2011, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Default Life-Threatening Superstorm to Slam West Alaska

Life-Threatening Superstorm to Slam West Alaska

Life-Threatening Superstorm to Slam West Alaska - weather.com (http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/superstorm-historic-alaska_2011-11-08 - broken link)

Has the potential to produce widespread damage...

Intensify into one of the most severe Bering Sea storms on record...

Current models agree well on the development and track of a Bering Sea superstorm which will cause erosion and major coastal flooding over parts of the west coast (of Alaska)...

Extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm which will be one of the worst on record over the Bering Sea and the west coast of Alaska...

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The National Weather Service in Alaska states that an historic hurricane-force storm system is moving into the Bering Sea on Tuesday. The storm, which is forecast to have sustained winds of 80 mph over an area the size of Colorado, is also predicted to produce storm surge effects on the Alaskan coast 8 to 10 feet above normal water levels. The Alaskan city of Nome is in its path.


The National Weather Service even warns that the village of Kivalina will be highly vulnerable to damage caused by the erosion and flooding. Kivalina is on a barrier island that has been eroding away for decades. Enough sustained and powerful winds from the southwest could truly destroy the village. Other barrier islands vulnerable to the tremendous onshore fetch will likely be lost also.

AK Weather Alert - weather.com
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I wish I was in Savoonga or Gambell for this. Pressure is 28.34"/948mb and still falling in Gambell. Temperature is a balmy 32F though.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I see the weather is very active in Alaska recently - Anchorage got over 10 inches of snowfall recently.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:27 AM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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I wish I was in Savoonga or Gambell for this. Pressure is 28.34"/948mb and still falling in Gambell. Temperature is a balmy 32F though.
Wow, that is pretty low for a storm in mid latitudes. A 948 Mb tropical cyclone is a pretty strong storm. I wonder if it will get even lower - maybe around 945 mb (below 28.00 inches), that would really be amazing...
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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I wish I was in Savoonga or Gambell for this. Pressure is 28.34"/948mb and still falling in Gambell. Temperature is a balmy 32F though.
You know how often these beasts of a storm occur?
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: NC
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wow, crazy storm...
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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You know how often these beasts of a storm occur?
Last time a storm like this happened was in the 70s.
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