Record Low Pressure System Heading for Alaska

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A computer model showing wind direction and speed of the oncoming Pacific storm. Illustration: Earth.nullschool.net

A world-record low pressure system is heading for Alaska, according to The Weather Network. Winds will approach 200kph, waves will reach 30m in height and parts of the West Coast, including British Columbia, will receive snowfall measured “not in centimetres, but in metres”.

The lowest pressure ever recorded in the Bering Sea is 924 mb. This storm, which forecasters are calling a “bomb cyclone”, could reach below 920 mb.

Skiers will delight; boaters and coastal communities, not so much.

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Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko is the editor of ExplorersWeb. Canada's premier arctic traveler, he is the author of The Horizontal Everest and Arctic Eden, and is currently working on a book about adventures in Labrador. In 2018, he was awarded the Polar Medal by the Governor General of Canada.

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