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Alaska to feel remnants of Oho

Forecast track for Oho at 5 a.m. Thursday (Image Source: NOAA) Forecast track for Oho at 5 a.m. Thursday (Image Source: NOAA)

By BECKY BOHRER
Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The remnants of a tropical storm are expected to bring heavy rains and gusty winds to Alaska in what marks a rare weather event.

The National Weather Service's David Levin says what remains of what was Hurricane Oho are being picked up by a larger low-pressure system and carried toward Alaska. Up to 4 inches of rain is possible in Ketchikan and other southern panhandle communities, where wind gusts could reach 80 mph Friday.

Oho was among a record number of tropical cyclones in the central Pacific this year, which officials attributed to unusually warm ocean temperatures from El Nino.

Levin says Alaska sees remnants of tropical systems from the west, but the last time remnants of central Pacific tropical system reached this far north was 1975.

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