Dec 14, 2015

Powerful Alaska Storm Ties Strongest on Record

Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, AK
Renee Duff
Image: AccuWeather
Image: AccuWeather

A potent storm approaching western Alaska this weekend has tied the strongest recorded storm to impact the region.

This storm comes a little over a year after ex-Super Typhoon Nuri became the most powerful system on record to cross Dutch Harbor, Alaska, which is located in the Aleutian Islands, with a central low pressure of 924 millibars (27.29 inches of Hg).

The intensity of a storm is measured by the central pressure, with lower pressure equating to a stronger system