Monday, November 7, 2011

Storm Season!

I'm gong to the store tonight. I gotta get me a Dr. Pepper. Cause when it's stormy, I always ALWAYS seem to crave a dang Dr. Pepper!


According to the weather predictors we are in line to have a winter storm that has hurricane Force Winds, in addition to a Blizzard Warning. A 942 mb low is planning to hit the Bering Sea town of Nome has 65 knot winds and 15 foot seas. They're expecting power outages and will "probably" have to cancel school. We will get hit with the storm too, but we are a bit further north compared to Nome. Our storm warning runs from Tuesday through Thursday (maybe we won't go to work either eh!?) A 942 mb central pressure is the same as a Category 3 hurricane. This is all in addition to a temperature in the low 20's and 4-8 inches of snow and fog!

Dang. Everyone is comparing this to the "Storm of 1974", but the difference was that they had a bunch more ice coverage which basically means more shore protection. We have 60% less ice than in 1974, so it'll be interesting to see what it does this year. Anyway, I'm going to the store getting me some Dr. Pepper, maybe another gallon of milk and some pasta. Since our freezers are full of caribou, deer, shrimp and all that good stuff.

See you on the flip side!


bea's blog said...

Oh hee, this sounds special!
I love bad weather - honestly! But we are far from winterstorms yet.
Actually it is very mild, surprisingly mild still, and no trace of winter at all. Though we get a lot of severe storms here, too. They will come, that's for sure.
Greetings from Germany .✿⊱.

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

I love hiding inside during blizzards. Extra time to craft!

Judy said...

Stay safe!

Tara said...

We are expecting a pretty big hit here in Nome. Its the one time I kinda wish I didn't live right on the waterfront. We have zero shore ice right now, so pretty sure there is going to be some flooding. Somehow a Dr. Pepper does sound really good right now. Maybe I'll have to get one too Lol!

basebell6 said...

yikes! good luck!

The Rudstroms said...

You're making me want a Dr. Pepper. Weird, the power of suggestion I guess.

We live on the beach in Brevig Mission. My husband just left today for a job in Elim. I'm a bit anxious being here all alone, but I'll be spending the night at a friend's tomorrow night who lives on higher ground.

Praying for minimal damage and safety.