Weather Alerts for Lower Kuskokwim Valley

Issued by the National Weather Service

       Flood Warning      

Flood Warning  FLOOD WARNING   Flood Warning
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Western Kenai Peninsula - Western Prince William Sound
Effective: Mon, 9/25 5:07pm Updated: Mon, 9/25 11:15pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 9/26 5:15pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a
* Flood Warning for...
A Glacier-Dammed Lake Outburst in...
Kenai Lake and Kenai River from Cooper Landing to Skilak Lake
* Until 1230 AM AKDT Wednesday
* The Snow glacier dammed lake release has finished with water
levels on the Snow River dropping below flood stage over the
weekend. Kenai Lake water levels crested yesterday and will
continue to slowly fall this week.  Water levels on the Kenai
River at Cooper Landing and areas upstream from Skilak Lake have
crested, but remain above minor flood stage. Water levels on Kenai
Lake and the upper Kenai River will continue to slowly fall
through the week. This slug of high water will work its way down
river this week with water levels at Skilak Lake and downstream
along the lower Kenai River at Kenai Keys expected to be at or
near bankfull.
EXPECTED IMPACTS: Low-lying areas adjacent to Kenai Lake and the
Kenai River down to Skilak Lake may continue to experience minor
flooding.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Primrose
Campground, Kenai Lake and the Upper Kenai River between Cooper
Landing and Skilak Lake.

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Yukon Flats and Surrounding Uplands
Effective: Mon, 9/25 5:07pm Updated: Mon, 9/25 11:15pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 9/26 4:15am Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...Snow Expected Along the Steese Highway Tonight...
Rain will change over to snow this evening in areas above 2000
feet along the Steese Highway. Up to 2 inches of snow is possible
through early Tuesday morning along the highway at Eagle Summit.
Be prepared for winter driving conditions if you plan on driving
along the Steese Highway tonight.



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