Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bering Sea Superstorm

Here is the forecast from the 12Z Tuesday Nov 08 NAM valid 3am AST Wednesday Nov 09. That's a 946mb center west of St Lawrence Island. While storms this strong occur in the southern Bering Sea on occasion, it seems that this is one of the very strongest of record in the northernmost Bering. The November 1974 storm, which produced the worst flooding of record at Nome, bottomed out around 950 mb very near Gambell. Major coastal flooding is likely some place along the southern Seward Peninsula coast on Wednesday.

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