Alaska gets ready for a "historic-level" storm that is headed for the coast
The wide and thinly inhabited west shore of Alaska prepared for a strong storm.
Forecasters warned on Friday that it may be the worst in recent memory.
High waves and hurricane-force winds have the potential to generate floods and toss out lightning.
This storm was left over from Typhoon Merbok.
According to Rick Thoman, a climatologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks,
it is also altering weather patterns outside of Alaska.
This weekend, rain is anticipated in areas suffering from a drought thanks to a rare late-summer storm.
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