The low-pressure storm system southwest of Saint Lawrence Island is not unusual for this time of year, but it is hitting Nome the hardest.
The U.S. Arctic Research Commission covered a range of topics — from fire forecasts to walrus tagging to the nutritional value of reindeer meat.
The storm is causing sea levels to rise, and affected areas should expect some beach erosion.
As of Friday, backup phone lines and power systems were in use, but internet connections and other instruments at the Weather Service and FAA were not fully operational.
To open more science positions in Anchorage and Fairbanks, the National Weather Service plans to cut the evening shift and reduce staff in the Nome, Barrow, and Kodiak offices.
The National Weather Service says an ash cloud, the result of an eruption from the Shiveluch volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula, moved over the Norton Sound Thursday night.
The tail end of summer is going out with a bang—and quite a bit later than usual this year, with a September thunderstorm in Nome.
A buoy afloat in the Bering Sea near King Island gathers wave readings that are live-streamed for local users, but with funding set to expire at the end of this season, the buoy needs a home and money to keep it operating.
An unusual weather system is pushing water into the Norton Sound, creating high water and climbing waves normally seen during fall storms.
One of only two National Weather Service stations in Alaska that stills has forecasters read and record the weather for broadcast, this week an automated system takes over at Nome’s weather service.