A new storm could hit parts of Western Alaska pummeled by last month’s typhoon remnants

  • Source: KTOO-FM 104.3 Juneau
  • Published: 10/04/2022 12:00 AM

A storm is on track to hit a portion of the area pummeled last month by the remnants of Typhoon Merbok. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Berg said the new storm developing in Russia is anticipated to move north of the Siberian Peninsula toward Alaska midweek. “And as it does that, it’s going to bring some strong southwesterly, south winds into areas —basically areas from Norton Sound north to Point Barrow,” he said. Berg said as the front makes it inland, winds will turn more westerly, and some storm surge is expected. “We’re looking right now at it being basically minor coastal flooding, but there could be quite a bit of erosion with the wind waves on top of the surge that may occur,” he said. Berg said erosion could be worse due to damage done by last month’s major storm.


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