Heavy-duty storm advancing on Alaska, Chukotka Peninsula
A powerful storm raging in the Bering Sea is advancing on the west coast of the U.S. state of Alaska and Russia’s Chukotka Peninsula. The U.S. National Weather Service has voiced the warning, predicting wind gusts of 112 kilometers an hour slamming the coast of the Chukotka Peninsula today and Thursday.
On the west coast of Alaska winds are anticipated to reach a high of 88 miles per hour.
U.S. weather forecasters say the storm is close to reaching hurricane force. Waves of up to 6 m are likely in the Chukchi Sea, and an even more intimidating 7.5 meters in the Bering Sea.