- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Strong winds battered the Aleutian Islands overnight and are continuing Friday.

It’s the second storm in the region in a week.

Forecaster Michael Kutz (KUTS) of the National Weather Service in Anchorage says a gust reached 81 mph at Adak just before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Winds have been consistent in the mid-40 mph range but other peaks reached 58 to 69 mph.

The winds are due to a low pressure complex.

Kutz says the wide area of low pressure engulfs the whole Bering Sea from the Russian Far East all the way into southwest Alaska.

He says most of the wind flow pattern parallels the arc of the Aleutians into the Alaska Peninsula.

Strong wind could continue.

Another low pressure system that could bring wind warnings is expected Sunday morning.

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