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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
653 AM AKDT Thu Oct 19 2017

Chukchi Sea Coast-St Lawrence Island and Bering Strait Coast-
Including Point Hope, Shishmaref, Kivalina, Espenberg, Gambell,
Savoonga, Brevig Mission, Teller, Wales, and Diomede
653 AM AKDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...Storm Along the West Coast of Alaska Through Friday...

A strong storm over the northern Chukchi Sea will move south to
the southern Chukchi Sea tonight and over Norton Sound Friday.
This storm is causing snow showers along the coast from the
Bering Strait north to Point Hope. These conditions will continue
through Friday and up to 4 inches of snow are expected.

Northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph are now occuring over the
southern Chukchi Sea from the Bering Strait north to Point Hope.
At Shishmaref the winds are likely causing high surf. The high
surf will continue through tonight. By Friday the winds will turn
northeast and decrease.



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