Dec 12, 2015

Alaska's Aleutian Islands braced for powerful storm

Aleutian Islands, Alaska
USA
by
Brendan O'Brien
,
Reuters

The U.S. National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for the remote archipelago, which extends about 1,200 miles (1,900 km) westward from the Alaska Peninsula. Wind gusts could reach 95 miles (153 km) per hour and damage property, it said. The remote chain of islands is sparsely populated. The largest settlement, Unalaska, is home to about 4,300 people...Little or no snow accumulation and temperatures in the high 30s and low 40s Fahrenheit (about 3 to 6 degrees Celsius) are predicted to accompany the storm, which is expected to move through the Aleutian Islands by Monday morning, the National Weather Service said.