Thu. Aug 22nd, 2019

Aleutian storm claims lives

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    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Thursday 22 August 2019 - Thursday: Clearing. High 24. Humidex 26. UV index 8 or very high. Thursday night: Increasing cloudiness. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Low 13. Friday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High 22. UV index 6 or high. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 24. Saturday night: Clear. Low 13. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Clear. Low 10. Monday: Sunny. High 28. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 25. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 11. Wednesday: Sunny. High 26.

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    05:45
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    14.8° C @ 06:53 Tdy.
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    225W/m2 @ 07:50 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
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Looks like the nasty storm we’ve been watching up in the Aleutian Island has cause a cod fishing boat to capsize putting 11 crew in the water. At least 3 are confirmed dead, 4 survivors found.

Four crew members of a fishing boat were plucked alive from a life raft in frigid, stormy seas in a remote Alaskan island chain Wednesday, hours after their vessel was reported in distress, a Coast Guard spokesman said. Three crew members died, and four remained missing.

A search continues for other members of the Katmai, a 93-foot fish processor based on Alaska’s Kodiak island, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Levi Read.

The four survivors were discovered in the raft near the Amchitka Pass, which links the Bering Sea to the Pacific Ocean about 1,400 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Hope for the best, but needless to say, the odds are not good for the missing. The storm has largely passed but the water is cold (43F), 35knot winds, and not a lot of help for the search in such a remote area.