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100 MPH Wind Gusts Forecasted For Eastern Aleutians

Nov 9, 2015

A MODIS satellite image showing a storm over the Aleutian Islands on Nov. 4, 2015.
Credit NASA

  This week, wind gusts in the eastern Aleutians could reach over one hundred miles per hour.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for Unalaska from Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon.

The forecast is for rain and a south wind to blow a sustained 40 to 55 miles per hour, with possible gusts up to 75 miles per hour Tuesday evening. Those gusts could increase to 100 mile per hour on Wednesday morning.

Residents should prepare now for this potentially dangerous weather event, says NOAA. The Unalaska Public Safety Department issued a high wind advisory alert today, urging residents to secure loose items around homes.