They’re preparing for a big storm in the Bering and Chukchi Seas. The National Weather Service says it will likely hit this evening and hit hard. Forecasters say near-hurricane force winds will generate 20-foot seas over the Chukchi Sea and 15-to-25-feet seas over the northern Bering Sea.
Winds will push large amounts of water into Norton Sound, raising sea levels 8-to-9 feet above normal Tuesday night through Wednesday. That will cause beach erosion and flooding along Norton Sound and may push Norton Bay ice on shore.