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By Dan Rudy 

Autumn storm lashes windows, downs power

 


Wrangell was whipped by high winds last Friday during a storm which kept most of Southeast Alaska indoors.

Especially at this time of year, the region is no stranger

to severe weather brought on by low-pressure systems, but what made last week’s storm

rare was a contribution of Pacific Hurricane Oho. The tropical storm system was

sustained by warmer than usual waters off the Canadian

coast as it moved northward, joining with a pre-existing system.

A high wind warning by the National Weather Service remained in effect throughout the afternoon, with

sustained winds of 40 miles an hour...



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