Alaska West Coast Prepares For Monster Storm of ‘Epic Magnitude’ -Evacuations Have Begun

National Weather Service Statement issued on November 8, 2011

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK108 PM AKST TUE NOV 8 2011
…ALASKA WEST COAST TO BE HIT BY ONE OF THE MOST SEVERE BERINGSEA STORMS ON RECORD…
A POWERFUL AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM OF NEAR RECORD ORRECORD MAGNITUDE IS BEARING DOWN ON THE WEST COAST OF ALASKA.AT 9 AM THIS MORNING THE STORM CENTER WAS LOCATED ABOUT 600MILES SOUTHWEST OF ST LAWRENCE ISLAND. THE STORM IS FORECASTTO MOVE RAPIDLY NORTHEAST TODAY AND TONIGHT WITH THE CENTERMOVING ACROSS THE CHUKOTSK PENINSULA TONIGHT.ON WEDNESDAYTHE STORM WILL TAKE A NORTHWESTWARD TRACK INTO THE CHUKCHI SEA.THE STORM WILL BRING EXTREMELY STRONG WINDS TO ALL OF THE ALASKA WEST COAST BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON OVER ST LAWRENCE ISLAND AND BEGINNING THIS EVENING OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE WEST COAST…ACCOMPANIED BY WIDESPREAD MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING AND SEVERE BEACH EROSION OVER MANY PARTS OF THE COASTLINE.

THE WIND WILL PUSH LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER INTO NORTON SOUND…RAISING SEA LEVELS TO 7 TO 9 FEET ABOVE NORMAL IN NORTON SOUND AND ALONG THE BERING STRAIT COAST. THE EXTREMELY STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE HIGH WAVES WHICH WILL PUSH THE HIGH WATER FARTHER INLAND.

OVER THE BERING STRAIT COAST AND ST LAWRENCE ISLAND… SUSTAINED WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH 75 MPH WITH MAXIMUM GUSTS OF 90 TO 100 MPH. ALONG THE CHUKCHI COAST…WIND SPEEDS OF 65 TO 70 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 90 MPH ARE EXPECTED. IN THE NOME AREA…SUSTAINED WINDS AS HIGH AS 60 MPH ARE EXPECTED…WITH GUSTS TO 70 MPH. ALMOST ALL OTHER AREAS OF THE WEST COAST WILL EXPERIENCE MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 50 TO 60 MPH.

WIDESPREAD MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING AND SEVERE BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

1. THE BERING SEA COAST FROM CAPE ROMANZOF TO POINT ROMANOF…ESPECIALLY THE WEST FACING SHORES.

2. ALL AREAS ALONG THE EASTERN AND NORTHERN SHORE OF NORTON SOUND WESTWARD TO AND INCLUDING THE BERING STRAIT COAST AND LITTLE DIOMEDE ISLAND.

3. SOUTH AND WEST FACING COASTLINE OF ST LAWRENCE ISLAND.

4. THE CHUKCHI SEA COAST FROM CAPE KRUSENSTERN TO POINT HOPE.

THIS INCLUDES THE VILLAGES OF NOME AND KIVALINA WHERE MAJOR DAMAGE FROM COASTAL FLOODING AND STRONG WINDS IS EXPECTED. THE VILLAGE OF SAVOONGA ON THE NORTH SHORE OF ST LAWRENCE ISLAND WILL BE PROTECTED FROM COASTAL FLOODING BUT WILL EXPERIENCE EXTREMELY STRONG AND DAMAGING WINDS.

ADDITIONALLY…HIGH SEA LEVELS IN NORTON SOUND WILL CAUSE COASTAL FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE SOUTHERN SHORE.

THE STORM WILL PRODUCE BLIZZARD OR NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OVER MOST AREAS OF THE WESTERN ALASKA MAINLAND…WITH VISIBILITY REDUCED TO NEAR ZERO IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. PEOPLE ARE URGED TO SEEK SHELTER NOW AND POSTPONE TRAVEL INTO THE BACK COUNTRY UNTIL THE STORM ABATES.

ALL BOAT OPERATORS SHOULD SEEK SAFETY IN PORT IMMEDIATELY IF THEY HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO. IN AREAS WHERE BEACH EROSION AND COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED…SMALL BOATS AND PERSONAL PROPERTY SHOULD BE MOVED WELL AWAY FROM THE SHORE AND TO HIGHER GROUND.

AGAIN…THIS WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING STORM OF AN EPIC MAGNITUDE RARELY EXPERIENCED. ALL PEOPLE IN THE AREA SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO SAFEGUARD THEIR LIVES AND PROPERTY.

RF

National Weather Service: arh.noaa.gov

Evacuations begin ahead of Bering Sea Storm

Evacuations have begun in some Alaska coastal communities, including Nome (see below), ahead of a powerful storm that’s moving across the Bering Sea toward the western Alaska coast. The storm, packing hurricane-force winds, has the potential for coastal flooding, extensive beach erosion and serious damage, according to the National Weather Service… adn

Alaska prepares for Storm of ‘Epic’ Magnitude

Alaska   Evacuations were underway Tuesday along the western coast of Alaska as a once-in-a-generation storm bore down on the region, bringing destructive waves and hurricane-force winds. Beginning Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service (NWS) said the “life-threatening” storm was…Full Article at Fox.news

Powerful Storm heading toward coastal Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Western Alaska residents braced for an unusual Bering Sea storm headed toward the coast, packing hurricane-force winds and churning giant waves… Full article at cbsnews

Evacuation order issued with ‘epic’ 100-mph storm expected to hit Alaska

‘This will be an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm’ National Weather Service says… Full article at msnbc.msn

Monster storm bears down on rural Western Alaska

The tiny frozen villages of western Alaska are bracing for what is being described as a monster storm, stretching 750 miles across the Bering Sea and moving in Tuesday night with hurricane-force winds, whiteout blizzards and punishing storm surges… Full article at latimesblogs.latimes

Alaska braces for ‘Epic’ storm, evacuations begin

An ‘Epic’ storm was bearing down on Western Alaska on Tuesday, the Ntional Weather Service said, warning that it could be one of the worst on record for the State… reuters

Western Alaska Storm Forecast update

A Bering Sea storm packing hurricane-force winds and 35-foot waves is moving rapidly toward the western Alaska coastline. We’ll hear how communities are preparing. But first we have National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Brader on the line to give us and update on the storm…. Listen for the full story ….alaskapublic.org

Source and author:  arh.noaa.gov

30 responses to “Alaska West Coast Prepares For Monster Storm of ‘Epic Magnitude’ -Evacuations Have Begun

  1. Isn’t that very close to the tsunami 11/9 exercise or what?

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    • Yes. Very close. As close as playing hand grenades in a broom closet.
      NASA’s exercize also coincides with some what elevated seizmic activity in many areas of the pacific rim “ring of fire”…two small quakes in the Aleutian Islands in the past hour… a 6+ mag event could turn the exercize into the real thing. You can follow in real time on USGS site…until FIMA shuts down tv, radio, phone, and internet today for their “test” of the emergency broad cast network…
      While all attention is directed at the north pacific, I will continue monitoring activity in the Cannary Islands at El Hierio that could impact the eastern seaboard as well as continueing OK quakes effecting both Yellowstone and New Madrid.
      Stay alert and prepared…with out fear…

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  2. With a little luck it will wipe the HAARP facility off the map.

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  3. so…. no episodes for discovery channel’s Deadliest Catch? boooo…

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  4. I think theyre using the storm story to evacuate people to cover for the incomming meteor.

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    • no no no no no! its already passed by geez people, this YU55 is getting as bad as ELENIN was a few months ago, we heard it broke up and still heaps of people cling to a doomsday theory, why? do you really want a massive rock to hit the earth and wipe us out or something?

      now if you’d said this storm could be a cover for some sort of biological event or experiment gone wrong, or even to test out some military equipment, maybe an alien meeting spot, who knows, but all these ideas sound more fathomable to me than to continue arguing that YU55 hasnt passed us yet…

      its been, its gone, move on….

      Luke

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      • hahah! I find this very fn awesome.. hahah! I do believe on some people having gift but this person just isn’t one of them.. lmao!

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      • what is with these people that seem to WANT an asteroid to hit the earth? what gives? we all can go on about it killing the corruption, only problem is the corrupt guys will see it coming and hide away leaving us to roast…. this vid however is a perfect example of the idiots who post sensationalist theories as facts and scare the sh*t out of other people. please stop

        Luke

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  5. As to the emergency broadcast test…best guess is it will likely be infact just a test…this time…
    It was originally anounced to be a 3.5 minute test…will likely be no more than 30 seconds to mitigate “financial loss” concerns from traders on wall street, amazon, and others who rely on internet and phone service for business…
    “May you live in interresting times”…
    …it is worth remembering we all chose to be here now…

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  6. Why do I feel in my Gut that this event is highly suspiscious?
    Timing. Big red X’s on google, Black out tests, astroid passing dates, and more.
    Wierd is all.
    ~ V.

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    • It is very suspiscious regardless of how the next days unfold. That feeling in your gut seems to be contagious…might be worth listening to…maybe an alarm going off…could be wake up time…

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  7. Since when did this site become the weather channel?

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  8. YU55 cannot be treated lightly, just in case it strikes the moon and only if it strikes the moon- then . . . . . just about anything & everything will go wrong. Keep an eye on the moon.

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    • its already passed by the moon, the moon was already half way around the other side of earth when it went past. no more danger….. unless! it manages to be bounced back at us by ELENIN’S TAIL DEBRIS!!!!!!!!! i think ive just made the next topic page for tommorow; WILL IT COME BACK AFTER HITTING ELENINS TAIL DEBRIS!? buh buh buhbuhbuh buuuuhhh…..to be continued xD

      Luke

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  10. Wow…..does anyone here base their opinions on any facts or just hair-brained dreams they have had…?? Getting kind-of old with the dream stuff !!

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    • well Hennnneryyyyyyy,,,,, Woooowwwww…..

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    • Dreams are a subconscious formulation of the mind when it is no longer tethered by the day to day imitation we enforce upon ourselves, your post no doubt was also formulated in the mind, but as you are most probably awake at the time, your mind and body have gone back into limitations mode, the subconscious mind is like an unsolvable rubix cube of increasing complexity, but unlike conscious thought, we can dare to dream of things we wish to see in reality, how did the first aeroplane come about, does not man dream of flying? so instead of criticizing dreamers, criticize yourself for not having a grasp of the power of your untethered subconscious, and quit basing the limitations of consciousness alongside the formulations of the subconscious mind….

      not to say i do not agree in part with your rationalized thoughts, i do believe many confuse the dream state with that of reality and many further still become lost within their own minds, it takes knowledge to know the difference.

      Luke

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      • KghtwnD say’s she doesn’t know where their taking this… Someone needs to take her. Take her to see a Head Doctor or maybe a CRACK withdrawal clinic. Crap my new kitten isn’t as hyper as her….LOL ( what a FREAK)

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  11. Well said, Luke.

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  12. There is no point in posting a theory after a disaster has taken place. . .Now if someone has proposed a theory which relates to earth changes, it should be treated as a knowledge & warning unless he has spoken something beyond anyone’s belief, . . . . . And if another person claims that he is one and only ultimate educated master to dictate that no more disaster will strike here on earth, he can come up with a scientific proof for all of us to read it.

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  13. So much for the monster storm! It weakened to a mere a blizzard…. Another doom over so whats next?
    Ah yes tomorrow is 11/11/11 so the final doom date right?
    I wonder where all the doomtards & prophets will go?
    Oh yes they will have 12 months to spread the fear of the Mayan date but I many of us here are getting bored of the bullshit now as no more space threats haha.

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  14. in capetown last night we 9th-november-2011-we had some heavy rain i live close to a mountain here-its was boulders as big as cars-mudslides-water came cascading past the complex i live in within seconds it was a river,the weather really wierdered this side-as regards a major threat from space its the solar max(storm)its picking up in intensity,its no secret that scientists have been warning about it,even NOAA mentions it many space agencies world wide,nothing is conclusive the global public gets what is deemed acceptable and what you allowed to see in the media-hear-never what they dont want you te see,so eisch its not always right,simulations,predictions,you name it,trillions of answers-few answers,we just graciously stand up,and ok we were wrong in our simulations-predictions,but what happens next time-know 1 bothers-and something happens-then the opposite happens why wasnt the public advised-so its a double edged sword effect,jip nothing is always as it seems,so we graciously carry on,

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    • yes i think the main focus we should have right now should be on the oddities in the weather patterns around the world, last night we had a blizzard on the mountain near my town, even thought the day before we had a balmy 30 degrees, the changes in temperature are also causing alot of flu bugs to get around, of which im the victim of at the present time, and currently dosed up on migraine pills and painkillers. Id like to hear from everybody on whats been goin on out of the normal weather wise, now im not accusing haarp or any weather control devices, as it may be something much bigger than what we can control.

      Luke

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  15. Here in the UK the weather is normal as ever!
    I would say we had the usual Spring, Summer & Autumn so, as Winter begins its the same old dark, gloomy cold mornings & nights.
    I think we are blessed here in the UK as we never get these severe weather fronts or Earthquakes etc so long it may it last as I when I see whats happening around the world it makes me realise how lucky I am to be living here!

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  16. Here in the southern part of Australia the weather is very unpredictable.
    A severe storm went over 9th Nov. Thunder shook windows ect. A few homes had shattered windows. Have never in my life felt or seen thunder alone do that! The storms come in fast and are becoming severe.
    On the 6th Nov my brothers farm had golf ball sized hail that caused a lot of damage. 3 kms up the road from him they didn’t get it not even a drop of rain.
    Flash flooding is the norm now. Earthquake wise we aren’t too bad. A few weeks ago we got a 3.1. Usually they are so small that we don’t feel it. How ever there is a bit of land movement and sinkholes.
    Changes in temperature are rapid. You really feel it when it’s a cozy 32 and then within less than an hour it’s down to 18 or less.
    The cloud formations are at times really weird.
    We don’t know what we will get from day to day.

    Stay safe

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    • after living in Queensland for 3 years i know what you’re talking about, most of Australia sees the 4 seasons in a day weather patterns but its becoming more frequent, everybody plays it down to 1 in 100 year weather etc, but its funny to think that the last time these 1 in 100 weather anomalies happened was during the 70’s 80’s when pollution was at levels nearing what we are at today and some think it my have been worse, it is only now that we are dealing in more fuel economic cars and sustainable energy that levels have dropped, but they are now in higher demand due to the population boom that now has us above the 7billion mark…

      Stay safe, im actually coming over to aus for Christmas with my folks and i hope im not stranded by floods like they had late last year, my parents house was on the high ground so they were fine but everywhere else was flooded out, my dad actually had to swim across the bridge after a flash flood covered all the other routes home. some scary stuff, but awesome pictures.

      Luke

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  17. I’m thinking that KnghtwnD is Crossing Over……hmmmmmm

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