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4 February 2022 / KNOM Radio Mission

Uncommonly consistent, strong winds rip through Western Alaska

Nome, Alaska, United States

These windy conditions have started to negatively impact sea ice coverage in the Bering Strait. Based on satellite imagery and observations from residents across the region, more open water has started to appear along coastlines and thicker ice has been pushed around, climatologist Rick Thoman said. He noted that sea ice conditions are drastically different in the Bering Strait than they were five days ago.

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