The massive storm bearing down on Alaska was caught by infrared sensors on board a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite at 9 a.m. ET on November 8. The storm is predicted to bring hurricane-force winds and high waves through the Bering Strait and along the Alaskan coast. This monster storm could be one of the most severe Bering Sea storms in nearly 40 years. According to NWS the storm could be similar to a 1974 storm that socked the state, but sea ice is lower in today’s warmer world, providing no protection along the coast. Because of Alaska’s high latitude, geostationary satellite don’t provide adequate coverage.
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