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Old 08-11-2011, 18:51   #1
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Alaska Storm - Are You Ready ?

Major-arse storm hitting Alaska in the forecast - 80mph winds 40ft seas

National Weather Service, Alaska Region Headquarters, AK

Life-Threatening Superstorm to Slam West Alaska - weather.com
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Old 08-11-2011, 18:57   #2
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are you Ready ?

Oh crap! And it's going to come this way, isn't it?
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Old 08-11-2011, 19:00   #3
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are you Ready ?

gonna go to kalifornikationland...loook out
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Old 08-11-2011, 19:14   #4
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are you Ready ?

don't know if we will get any of that down here but WA probably will get a MonkeyBoat full! Stock up on your bananas!
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are you Ready ?

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don't know if we will get any of that down here but WA probably will get a MonkeyBoat full! Stock up on your bananas!
Indeed. I'm farther down the coast but we have been getting gusts up to 50kts here, together with rain, and seas of 2 to 6m out in Hecate Strait. Nothing as bad as up north of the Bearing Straits, though.

Salty can send me bananas. I like bananas.
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stay warm you cold northerners.....
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are you Ready ?

Tell me this doesn't look like a hurricane... who knew this would occur over freezing water!

Very scary!

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Re: Alaska Storm - Are you Ready ?

Here's what Dr. Jeff Masters had to say about it in his weather blog. 15 - 25 foot waves with ice on top???

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A massive blizzard the National Weather Service is calling one of the most severe Bering Sea storms on record is gathering strength today to the west of Alaska. The storm is expected to "bomb" to a central pressure of 945 - 950 mb Tuesday night, and to 940 mb on Wednesday. These pressures, characteristic of a Category 3 hurricane, will be strong enough to generate sustained winds of Category 1 hurricane force over the waters to the west of Alaska, with winds of 50 - 70 mph expected along portions of the coast. Nome, Alaska is expecting a storm surge of 8 - 10 feet. Waves of 15 - 25 feet with ice on top will batter the shores, causing severe damage to the coast.
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Tell me this doesn't look like a hurricane... who knew this would occur over freezing water!

Very scary!
Good, I wasn't the only one who thought that.
Crazy!
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are you Ready ?

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).
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Yeah, we'll be seeing this one soon. Just another Alaska blast up here, no biggie.
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Re: Alaska Storm - Are you Ready ?

You say that because your boat is on dry ground Charlie!
In fact, storms are good for boat resoration businesses! >
Got to love an old pirate and his crew!
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You say that because your boat is on dry ground Charlie!
In fact, storm are good for boat resoration businesses! )
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Yep, all three of them in two buildings that may or may not blow down during a storm like this...
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Yeah, we'll be seeing this one soon. Just another Alaska blast up here, no biggie.
Anytime I hear a tough fishy working class posture comment like this, I get really really scared the Gods might get angry.

Everytime this has happened in the past, when I find the people that say such things later, they are usually on the floor with seaweed in their hair screaming:

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"OH PLEASE NOT ME!! PLEASE, PLEASE I PROMISE IF YOU LET ME LIVE I WILL MAKE OFFERINGS TO YOU EVERY DAY! EVERYDAY AND BE GOOD! I PROMISE PLEASE!!"
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