Impacts from Typhoon Merbok are streaming northward (NOAA) Forecast models show the pressure with the upcoming event could drop to around 940 millibars, which will produce sustained winds of 50 to 65 mph with gusts to 75 mph along the southwestern coast.Alaska Predicted Wind Gusts(FOX Weather) ALASKA EXPERIENCES AN EARTHQUAKE EVERY 10 MINUTES, SCIENTISTS SAYThe National Weather Service expects a storm surge of between 3 and 6 feet, which could inundate low-lying coastal communities."It’s definitely going to be a significant event.
It’s shaping up to be one of the worst events that we’ve seen for years," the National Weather Service office in Fairbanks, Alaska said.Communities such as Adak, Unalaska, St.
Paul, St. Johns and Bethel will all be near the center of the storm, where winds and rains will be the heaviest."For most of those Alaskan communities, when a storm is bearing down, they don’t have the capability for evacuations.