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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:26 PM
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Meanwhile, Alaska is being faced with an EPIC Storm.
I hope everyone remains safe and evacuates accordingly.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - An "epic" storm was bearing down on western Alaska on Tuesday, the National Weather Service said, warning that it could be one of the worst on record for the state. The storm, moving inland from the Aleutian Islands, was expected to bring hurricane-force winds with gusts up to 100 miles per hour, heavy snowfall, widespread coastal flooding and severe erosion to most of Alaska's west coast, the National Weather Service said.

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"This will be an extremely dangerous and life threatening storm of an epic magnitude rarely experienced," the service said in a special warning message. Powerful storms in the North Pacific and Bering Sea are common this time of year, but this event is unusual because of its trajectory, Brown said. "It's going very far north," he said.
Link: http://news.yahoo.com/alaska-braces-epic-storm-evacuati...

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska doesn't get hurricanes, which by definition are tropical storms, but what's bearing down on the western coast of the nation's largest state might be just as powerful. Only instead of torrential rains, they are expecting blizzard-like conditions amid heavy snow.

The unusual storm in the Bering Sea is packing hurricane-force winds and 35-foot waves - a type of storm not seen for decades in Alaska. It was moving rapidly Tuesday toward the western Alaska coastline. Link: http://www.komonews.com/weather/blogs/scott/133487543.h...

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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:27 PM
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1. but...but
Climate change is a MYTH!!! :sarcasm:
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:29 PM
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2. This can't get anymore obvious.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:30 PM
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3. Good thoughts and prayers from Florida. We know of what you are
looking at..
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:30 PM
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4. Ominous k&r
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:32 PM
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7. a lot of the people live in wood houses with tar paper insulation.
they will be blown away. The storms here can be awful. They even cancelled the emergency broadcast that all of us were going to have because of the storm. That I have never seen before. :(
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:44 PM
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10. Oh, no
If they can't evacuate they'll die. I'm 65 and that weather is the most severe I've ever read about. Not only hurricane force winds but the bitter cold.

Please take all precautions, dear rv.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:59 PM
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12. Good luck and good wishes to you all
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:31 PM
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5. Stay safe DUers
:grouphug:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:32 PM
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6. 949 mb that's not a joke
Stay safe people.
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:35 PM
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9. Yeah, Brown described it as "Big, deep, and low"
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:34 PM
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8. A category 3 hurricane in Alaska. 100mph wind, severe erosion, 30 ft waves.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:48 PM
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11. Tropical Storms/Hurricanes have been moving North due to GW ... but Alaska -- ??? Wow!!
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 07:36 AM
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13. How many Palins are pregnant THIS time?
:shrug:
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HappyMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 07:59 AM
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14. Stay safe.
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