New station at Copper River Delta to monitor for high winds

The Council recently sponsored a new addition to the weather station network. The new station was placed near the mouth of the Copper River Delta on a small island known as Kokinhenik Bar.

The Copper River Valley can funnel high winds when there is a high-pressure system over interior Alaska and a low-pressure system over the Gulf of Alaska. Oil-laden tankers travel shipping lanes a little over 23 miles away, so this information will aid in the safe transportation of oil, and an important asset in the event of a spill.

A link to the data from this weather station, along with other weather tracking resources is available on our website: Tracking Weather for the Safe Transportation of Oil

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