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High Wind Watch issued for Eastern Aleutians by NWS

Effective: 2021-10-21 22:00:00 AKDT Expires: 2021-10-22 13:00:00 AKDT Urgency: Future Severity: Severe Certainty: Possible Instruction: A high wind watch means there is potential for a hazardous high wind event. Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds. Target Area: Eastern Aleutians HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE EASTERN ALEUTIANS * WHAT...West winds 55 to 75 mph with gusts up to 85 mph possible. * WHERE...Eastern Aleutians, including Unalaska. * WHEN...From Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. * IMPACTS...High winds could move loose debris, damage property, and cause power outages. Travel will be difficult. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Gusty westerly winds are expected to increase Thursday evening, enhanced by Arctic air wrapping around the back side of a strong low near the Pribilof Islands. Expect the strongest winds to develop Thursday evening and continue through Friday afternoon as the low begins to cross the Alaska Peninsula into the Pacific.
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thecordovatimes.com

Alaska: 2,842 new COVID-19 cases in 4 days

State health officials confirmed 2,842 new resident cases of COVID-19 from Oct. 15-18, plus 57 more nonresident cases, raising the resident infection toll to 125,445 individuals, of whom 659 have succumbed to the virus. The new data, released on Tuesday, Oct. 19, included 10 new patients in the Copper River...
radiokenai.com

Optimism Fuels Interest In AK Salmon Permits

Optimism is the word that best sums up the attitude among most Alaska salmon fishermen after a good season, according to people in the business of buying and selling permits and boats. Most fishermen in major regions ended up with good catches and dock prices were up from recent years....
Ketchikan Daily News

DHSS charts two local virus deaths

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services on Tuesday reported the COVID-19 related deaths of two Ketchikan residents, while local Public Health officials logged 24 new cases, the highest-single day total reported locally in more than two weeks. Both of the deceased Ketchikan residents were women;...
alaskasnewssource.com

Alaska reports 3 deaths, close to 1,000 COVID-19 cases Friday

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The state reported more than 900 additional COVID-19 infections on Friday, as well as two more COVID-related deaths of Alaska residents and one nonresident death. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 984 new COVID-19 cases, 13 of which are among nonresidents. All three...
Anchorage Press

2,842 Covid cases and 66 deaths reported Oct. 15-18 in Alaska

OVERVIEW – 2,842 new cases | 66 deaths | 213 hospitalizations | Statewide alert level: high | 59.5% of Alaskans 12+ vaccinated. TAKE ACTION – Choosing to get vaccinated is the single most important action you can take to protect yourself and your community and to keep our economy strong. Learn more about the vaccines at covidvax.alaska.gov and the CDC’s recommendations for fully vaccinated people at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html.
cruisemapper.com

St Lawrence Island (Alaska)

St Lawrence Island is in Bering Sea, located south of Bering Strait and west of mainland Alaska (USA). The island has length 140 km (90 mi / east-west) and width 35 km (22 mi / north-south). By total area (4640 km2 / 1792 mi2), the island is ranked USA's 6th largest and world's 113th largest. Its total population is around 1,400. The other (in the "USA top 10") largest Alaskan islands are Kodiak, Prince of Wales, Chichagof, Admiralty, Nunivak, Unimak, and Baranof.
cruisemapper.com

Admiralty Island AK (Alaska)

Admiralty Island is located in the Alaska's Alexander Archipelago. The island has length of 90 mi (140 km) and width of 25 mi (56 km), with a total land area of 1646 mi2 (4264 km2), ranking it the USA's 7th-largest and the word's 132th-largest. Its total population is around 700. The island is nearly cut in two by the Seymour Canal - an inlet with two large islands within it - Swan Island (north) and Tiedeman Island (south).
Kodiak Daily Mirror

Good salmon catch leads to permit, boat sales

Optimism is the word that best sums up the attitude among most Alaska salmon fishermen after a good season, according to people in the business of buying and selling permits and boats. Most fishermen in major regions ended up with good catches and dock prices were up from recent years....
kdll.org

Fat Bear Week sees record voter turnout

Voter turnout in local Kenai Peninsula elections was really low this fall. But there’s one competition in Alaska that saw its highest voter turnout ever this year. That’s probably because its contestants are thousand-pound brown bears. Mike Fitz is the resident naturalist with Explore.org, one of the organizations that puts...
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thenewspig.com

On a Fall Road Trip in Alaska, Prepare for the Unexpected

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