Southwest Alaska Readies for Strong Storm

A storm with blizzard conditions and winds peaking at 55 mph is roiling the waters of the eastern Bering Sea, a day after the worst storm on the state’s western coast in almost four decades sputtered out.

National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Brown says the system is expected to head toward the town of Bethel, several hundred miles south of Nome. It will be nowhere as powerful or widespread as the massive storm from earlier in the week.

Brown says it’s still a “strong storm,” but one that’s more “typical of winter weather southwest Alaska experiences.”

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