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Old 09-11-2011, 11:54   #16
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are you Ready ?

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expect more bizarre weather as we gas the planet. either way one of us will win (Man or planet) You will never guess who my money is on. (not that it will matter).
Was it mans fault the ice age stopped too? One nice big sun spot could mess up your day.

I've been watching these storms form up north for years. Ever since the internet allowed. It's nothing new. We PNW's just like to make a big deal out of it for entertainment. The Columbus day storm was a big mess, as I remember as a kid. We get this stuff all the time. Columbus Day Storm of 1962 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

That large mass is just the warm air, coming from the Orient, hitting the cold air in the arctic circle. Which always pushes it down the PNW coasts, then down across the US in to the Gulf and then rises right back up into New England. It's been that way since weather patterns have been recorded.
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are you Ready ?

Yeah, the Pacific high is sitting just far enough offshore to suck this thing right down the Georgia Strait to bellingham.
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Old 09-11-2011, 22:54   #18
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are You Ready ?

looks like another bigass pnw stom to me----stay warm...i hope my brother in anchorage, ak is gonna be ok......
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are You Ready ?

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At least as of a few hours ago, Anchorage seems to be ok. Here is the NWS report:

.WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IN EFFECT FOR ANCHORAGE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... A POTENT UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE ROTATING AROUND THE LARGE STORM SYSTEM IN THE NORTHERN BERING SEA WILL BRING SNOW BACK TO SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA TONIGHT. LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION EXPECTED THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. THEN AS THE DISTURBANCE APPROACHES SOUTHCENTRAL...SNOWFALL WILL INTENSIFY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING LEADING TO ANOTHER ROUND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW DURING RUSH HOUR. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 5 INCHES IS LIKELY THURSDAY MORNING BEFORE TAPERING OFF TO SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS ALONG THE MOUNTAINS IN THE AFTERNOON. STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION FOR ANCHORAGE WILL BE 3 TO 8 INCHES...WITH GREATEST AMOUNTS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are You Ready ?

So help me out here someone. When I checked the weather earlier today on the NOAA site, I saw the Pacific high forming and read forecasts for some nasty weather and seas offshore 50 miles but nothing unusual for the Puget Sound area through Monday.

I'm trying to get a handle on reading the weather the best I can so how the heck did I miss this?

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So help me out here someone. When I checked the weather earlier today on the NOAA site, I saw the Pacific high forming and read forecasts for some nasty weather and seas offshore 50 miles but nothing unusual for the Puget Sound area through Monday.

I'm trying to get a handle on reading the weather the best I can so how the heck did I miss this?

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The end of next week will be the kicker. It takes a little while to get here. Over the years I've seen it snow more then once on my sisters B-day 11/21. The leaves on the trees are still hanging on, so we need a good blow to get'm off.

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Re: Alaska Storm - Are You Ready ?

ok so the cold and nasty storms of the northwest are starting early.
hope that means an early end to winter, instead of it lasting alll year.
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are You Ready ?

I just heard on the News this A.M. that you guys in Alaska were pounded hard with roofs being blown off among other damage. Any other news from up there?
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are You Ready ?

Alaska is a very big place. While it sounds like it has been tough out on the Bering Sea coast, here in southcentral AK, we've had some nice early season skiing this winter. I have access to a cross country ski trail just a few blocks from my house. Last night I put in 5 miles after work.

Down in Seward, the boat is winterized. It often blows pretty good down there in winter, so it's tied up tight!
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are You Ready ?

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The most powerful storm to affect the Bering Sea coast of Alaska since 1974 is slowly winding down today, after pounding Alaska's west coast and Eastern Siberia with hurricane-force winds, a destructive storm surge more than 8 feet high, waves up to 40 feet high, and heavy snow. The highest wind gust recorded during the storm, 89 mph, was at Wales at the western tip of the Seward Peninsula, which forms the U.S. side of the Bering Strait. Hurricane force gusts were observed at seven locations in Alaska:

Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog : Alaska blizzard pushes 8-foot storm surge into Nome; Sean heads towards Bermuda : Weather Underground
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are You Ready ?

It's herrrrrrrrrrrre! It helling like Hail.
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are You Ready ?

Eh, not much a nothin'. I've had nice beam reaches in worse than this....
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are You Ready ?

Not too bad around Hecate. Rain and gale warnings in effect, but no serious surges. Waves were about 4 to 6m today out in the strait but otherwise not untypical of the storms that come through. We have not been hammered as much as areas in Alaska.
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