Experts tell us that Sandy’s storm surge was caused by missing Arctic ice, but the record storm surge of 1974 was caused by excess Arctic ice.
1974 – Bering Sea Storm
The Bering Sea storm hit Nome, AK, on November 11-12, causing a storm surge of more than 13 feet. Water overflowed from the harbor, went over the sea wall in Nome, and rose to a depth of over 5 feet in the low lying areas of the city. This storm was the strongest in Nome’s 113 years of weather records, producing the worst coastal flooding on record for the region.
The CIA reported that Arctic ice had expanded by 10 – 15%
1974 was a very busy year for weather disasters. Scientists blamed them on global cooling.