Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Superstorm

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That's what the National weather service is calling it. You can see the text of the storm warning **here**. We get quite a few gnarly storms here in the winter, but they are saying that this is the biggest storm in this region since 1974. It's just now starting to some into Kotzebue. The winds are picking up and are 41-54mph now. They are expecting winds to 70mph or more. Time will tell.

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The storm has made the news all over. You can read the following articles if you like...

http://www.adn.com/2011/11/08/2160346/powerful-storm-aims-at-western.html

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/officials-urge-western-alaska-residents-hunker-down-their-villages

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/officials-urge-western-alaska-residents-hunker-down-their-villages

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/alaska-super-storm-sparks-false-alarm-teller-then-real-evacuation

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/historic-alaska-storm-to-produce-hurricane-conditions/2011/11/08/gIQAaiqy0M_blog.html

I will try and take some photos and video during the storm but I won't be able to post the videos until later. My internet at home is too slow for uploading video. My plans for this storm are to read my book, watch some tv, sleep in, and bake some banana bread.

BALDWIN PENINSULA AND SELAWIK VALLEY-
INCLUDING...KOTZEBUE...SELAWIK...NOORVIK
328 PM AKST TUE NOV 8 2011

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 PM AKST
WEDNESDAY...
.TONIGHT...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS DEVELOPING. SNOW ACCUMULATION
AROUND 1 INCH. TEMPERATURES IN THE TEENS INCREASING THROUGH THE NIGHT.
EAST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH INCREASING TO 40 TO 60 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
70 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. VISIBILITY ONE QUARTER MILE OR
LESS AT TIMES. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 6 INCHES. HIGHS MID 20S
TO LOWER 30S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 40 TO 60 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 70 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE
TEENS. SOUTH WINDS 50 MPH DECREASING TO 25 TO 40 MPH AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS 15 TO 20.
EAST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 5 TO 15.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.VETERANS DAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGHS NEAR 25.

14 comments:

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Just heard about The Storm. I'm assuming you're ready (as always) but I'll say it anyways: Stay safe mate!

Lisa said...

Stay safe! Sending lots of good thoughts to Kotzebue and the rest of the villages getting slammed by the storm.

AussieAlaskan said...

Take care and look out for each other - will be watching and wondering how you all are.

Gloria said...

Sounds like fun to me! Can't wait for pics!

BuckeyePilot said...

Don't take any chances trying to get the "Perfect Picture"
D.

Ms. ~K said...

I've been watching cams until they got snowed over...
Stay safe and let us hear from you when you can!
Kit

Kathy said...

May you all be safe through this storm!
I just love your true Alaskan "tude":
"Read a good book & bake banana bread"
And then you say you'll get pics for us!! VERY COOL! You will have to show them on The Weather Channel.
They rarely remember there are western states, let alone a Northern state! LOL
But don't blow away!Promise?

Judy said...

Stay safe! And stay warm!

Kathleen Taylor said...

Hunker down. Stay safe and warm.

Kayli said...

Please stay safe! I remember some real gnarly storms from my life in Alaska but this one sounds like a doozy!!

Anne said...

The Anchorage Daily News is looking for story-telling photos from the storm affected areas. I'd love to see your photos. You might consider posting some to our reader-submitted gallery at http://community.adn.com/plain/node/109593

Stay safe and warm!

chelle said...

Hoping you're all safe and warm!

Kathleen Taylor said...

The national news just featured your storm, including talking to someone in Kotzebue. Stay safe.

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about you, I read your blog all the time but I can't go on it at work, I was glad tohear you were ok while reading the posts in the Fairbanks News Miner cam page. Stay safe, prayers from Florida.
Patsy