Thursday, April 7, 2011
Big Storm Churns On
The monster storm in the Bering Sea has brought a variety of not so spring-like weather to a large chunk of Alaska, with some details in this News-Miner article. The wind damage at False Pass is noteworthy, as being at the western end of the Alaska Peninsula they often gets strong winds. Here in Fairbanks-land there has been a little snow, but no great shakes.
The 4am ADT analysis shows the storm has started to weaken, but it's still packing a punch. At 10am ADT this morning St George, in the Pribilofs, reported a peak wind of 76 mph. The NOAA bouy (46045) that is a couple hundred miles west of the Pribilofs recorded a minimum measured pressure of 940.0mb at 9pm ADT Wednesday.
Update: Cold Bay wound up with a peak wind of 91 mph.