Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Another Aleutian 'Hurricane'

It's starting to blow outside. 
Another Aleutian 'Hurricane' to lull us to sleep tonight.
...a sound I have come to love since moving here.


According to the US National Weather Service of Alaska...
"The extra-tropical cyclone moving from the Pacific Ocean into the Bering Sea is "bombing out"... meaning the atmospheric pressure is falling rapidly and has been for the last 12 hours.

Ship traffic along the Great Circle route is being impacted at this hour. U.S. Coast Guard Alaska reports that at least two foreign-flagged vessels are seeking safe harbor from this storm: one in Dutch Harbor and another near Atka Island.


Buoy 46070 in the southwest Bering Sea (http://go.usa.gov/WBpV) is North of Shemya in the Western Aleutians and showed 28 foot waves pressure dropping to 28.85" or 976 millibars by 10 am AKST. 

Shemya reportered gusts to 78 mph at 6am AKST. (http://www.crh.noaa.gov/data/obhistory/PASY.html). While the winds appear to be diminishing, the lull is temporary as the center of the Low moves to the North of Shemya and the western parts of the chain. The strongest winds are expected on the back side of the storm.

Hurricane Force Wind Warnings are posted for the waters around the Western Aleutians and Western Bering Sea. Storm Force Wind Warnings are found as far north as St. Matthew Island and east to Dutch Harbor. Coastal Flood Watches are now in effect for southwest Alaska as the front pushes in. 

Your forecast, along with watches, warnings and advisories are always available here:http://www.arh.noaa.gov/"


Well I am off to bed. A has her last homeschool gym class of the season tomorrow, and she starts homeschool swim lessons Friday. (Yes, that means I will be out and about in this mess tomorrow.)
Good night all!

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