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.
The storm has made the news all over. You can read the following articles if you like...
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-
328 PM AKST TUE NOV 8 2011
...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 PM AKST
.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
.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.