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Shell pauses Arctic drilling for high wind, water

...Sea," said spokesman Curtis Smith in an email response to questions.The eastern Chukchi Sea this week experienced gale-force winds in the range of 39 to 54 p.m., said Ed Townsend, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Fairbanks...
Pure Sole: My roommate thinks you're sexy

...believing another is the donor and life marches on.Fast forward 18 years to a commercial fisherman trying to stand among gale force winds on the deck of a 32-foot gillnetter being tossed about on Bristol Bay's salmon waters.The voice on the other...
Powerful storm blasts Aleutians, then weakens

...approaching the mainland's southwest coast on Saturday, but it had weakened significantly. It was only expected to bring gale-force winds typical for this time of year, Baines said."The worst conditions were out where there's no people," he...
Off the Beaten Path: The ghost of Allen Hasselborg

...of wet snow. It watched while I filled my cook-pot at a creek, then it ghosted into the forest. The scream of a gale-force wind, a pair of shrieking yellowlegs sandpipers and a mug of hot coffee accompanied me on a walk across an expansive...
Coast Guard shares winter safety tips for Southeast

...state, however, they can also be some of the most treacherous. The high mountains and fjords in the area can cause gale force winds and significant sea conditions without warning while also preventing any form of communication in some areas. Sudden...
Prairie Winds perform 20th century material

...century. And I think that's when it exploded as far as written chamber music." Prairie Wind's first compact disc, "Gale Force," collects works by five North American composers: Samuel Barber, Vincent Persichetti, Aaron Copland, John Harbison...
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Alaska Digest

...mission of support," he said via telephone from the Pilgrim's home. Bristol Bay king crab season opens KODIAK - Amid gale-force winds and building seas, 252 fishing vessels began the race for lucrative Bristol Bay red king crab. In what could...
Alaska Digest

...Bering Star, also based in Seattle. Weather at the time had subsided to 22-knot winds and 8-foot seas from the gale-force winds and massive swells that prevailed earlier in the season, the Coast Guard said. Of the boats that participated...
This Day in History

...destroyed by fire. In 1932, the main school building at Fairbanks was destroyed by fire. In 1934, Cordova was struck by gale-force winds that did $100,000 damage in two days. In 1939, radio-telephone rates were reduced between Alaska and the...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...flattened by giant windstorms in the 1870s. There has been a big increase since the 1980s in the number of days with gale-force winds in Southeast, Juday said. In the Interior, permafrost is melting, ponds are forming and trees are drowning...


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