Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bering Sea Storm: Alaska Braces For Powerful Weather System

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An unusual Bering Sea storm packing hurricane-force winds and 35-foot waves – a type of storm not seen for decades in Alaska – moved rapidly Tuesday toward the western Alaska coastline.

The storm was traveling at 60 mph and had reached the western Aleutian Islands, said Andy Brown, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Anchorage. It could reach the beachfront city of Nome with winds hitting 85 mph.

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