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2018 December Monthly Report


High winds associated with a storm in the Gulf of Alaska caused some damage in parts of the panhandle on December 10th and 11th. Gusts of up to 61mph felled trees, which temporarily blocked a road in Craig. High winds also affected the Aleutians and Alaska Peninsula on
December 30th and 31st.

Sea ice in the Bering Sea increased with the return of colder temperatures and reached almost 90% of normal by the end of the year. The Chuckchi Sea iced over by the middle of the month.