The Bering Sea monster Storm is already among the strongest non-tropical cyclones on record with wind gusts hitting 122 mph in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
Here some particularly frightening satellite pictures by CIMSS/SSEC UW-Madison of this insane hurricane.
A very intense storm battered Alaska’s Aleutian Islands this weekend.
The cyclone had an estimated atmospheric pressure among the lowest on record for the northern Pacific – 924 millibars at 9 p.m. Alaska time on Saturday night.
Intense Bering Sea hurricane force low analyzed at 924 hPa on 06Z OPC analysis, matching Post-Tropical Nuri (2014). pic.twitter.com/3oHENnLbX3— NWS OPC (@NWSOPC) December 13, 2015
The storm produced some ferocious winds in the Aleutian Islands with sustained winds reaching 94 mph and gusts topping out at 122 mph between 8:16 p.m. and 11:56 p.m. Saturday.
Wave of 40 feet were measured in the Bering Sea as a result of the hurricane-force winds.
The storm was weakening on Monday morning. However, its pressure was still very low – 950 millibars.
And on video this hurricane looks like a giant black hole sucking everything on its path:
Given its extreme intensity, the area of low pressure made for an extraordinary sight on satellite imagery.