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Three years ago, ten years ago

Ric shoveling

While Nome has experienced a relatively warm winter this year – with widespread melting and relatively little snow to speak of – winter in our region is, as you might expect, often the opposite. Here are two examples. In 2011, only three years ago, our snow cover – and our exposure to heavy winter storms…

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In the wake of the storm

Storm relief for Kotlik in KNOM lobby

Last November, storms brought exceptional damage to some of the communities we serve. Two separate storm systems in the Bering Sea – severe, in large part, because of their strong winds, high seas, and potential for coastal flooding – ripped through our region in less than a week. While Nome saw some relatively moderate damage,…

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The Luck in Malady

Zach recently traveled to the community of Stebbins to report on storm damage inflicted by this month’s Bering Sea storms. The trip, albeit quick, taught multiple lessons.

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Update News: November 20th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: With Stebbins still struggling to recover after storms, Kawerak and Sen. Donny Olson chartered a flight to meet with community members about their needs; AST in Nome celebrated the opening of it’s new building; State could be lead investor on large LNG project, according to new report out of DNR; Nome’s Joint…

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Update News: November 14, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Communities in storm-struck areas prepared yesterday for another blast; Record-breaking rain-fall in WAK has experts worried about caribou migration; A Norwegian shipping company is looking at potential hub-ports close to Arctic Alaska. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-14-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: November 13th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Emergency Manager from State’s Department traveling to Unalakleet and Kotlik this week to assess damage; American Indian leaders gather in DC for direct talks with officials in the Obama administration; Nome Board of Ed holds regular meeting, discusses findings on recent AASB conference. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-13-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: November 12th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Latest storm casts problem on Unalakleet’s long-term infrastructure problem: coastal erosion; NSEDC annual board meeting yields new members, officers, an increase in community benefits share, and a grant for Nome’s port expansion; GCI expands TERRA network to Nome, promising faster internet access, but still no resolution with KTUU. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-12-knom-update-news.mp3

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NWS warns: second wave of storms, more flooding possible this week

On Front Street, Nome, flags in the wind

More coastal flooding may be coming to Western Alaska later this week. “A series of storms,” the National Weather Service (NWS) reports, “will sweep across Northern Alaska Tuesday night through Thursday.” After a blustery weekend of strong winds and flooding in some Norton Sound communities, NWS says “another round of stormy weather is likely across…

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Update News: November 11th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Kotlik declares a disaster after destructive flooding this weekend; Community-wide evacuations in Stebbins due to storm flooding; Hundreds of feet of water infrastructure damaged in Unalakleet due to storm erosion; The 32nd Annual BSSD Wrestling and Cheerleading tournament wraps up in Unalakleet Saturday evening. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-11-knom-update-news.mp3

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Near-hurricane-force winds projected for Western Alaska

Representatives from the National Weather Service say it will improve service to move remote positions to Anchorage and Fairbanks, where new technology is being employed to gather data. Locals want to ensure adequate coverage here, where unpredictable weather is the norm.

Severely high winds are coming to Western Alaska, according to ongoing forecasts and warnings from the National Weather Service. Please take any precautions needed to prepare for the severe weather headed for our region. KNOM has received the following public safety announcement from the Nome Police Department. Please read this thoroughly. This information is provided……

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