Alaska’s weather has just turned from tranquil to scary. The Post’s Capital Weather Gang reported yesterday: “a ferocious, dangerous storm in the north Pacific is on a collision course with the west coast of Alaska” — and it’s now pummeling the tiny, 3,500-resident city of Nome. According to a special message from the National Weather Service, the storm may be larger than any on record in the area. The service warned:
This will be an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm of an epic magnitude rarely experienced. All people in the area should take precautions to safeguard their lives and property.
The storm is predicted to have sustained winds of 80-100 mph, waves more than 40 feet high, and blinding snow. Officials in Nome issued an evacuation order late Tuesday for people living in low-lying areas.
Below, a round up of how to track the incredible storm, which has now made landfall, via the Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal:
— Watch the National Weather Service’s main storm page.
— Check out the Department of Homeland Security’s daily Alaska situation report.
Below, follow along with live updates from people on the ground, via a curated Twitter feed from the Weather Channel: