Possibly “worst ever” storm system bearing down on Alaska’s coast

Apparently Alaska is preparing for a big one. 

This kind of storm hasn’t been seen in decades and will bring 10-foot surges and hurricane-force, snow-encrusted winds to a number of small towns along the coast, as well as the more populated city of Nome. The storm is rumbling out of the Bearing Sea at close to 60 mph.

The National Weather Service says it has the potential to be one of the “worst storms ever.” Effects of the storm are already being felt in the Aleutians and are expected to last until at least Wednesday afternoon.