FLOOD WATCH For Weekend

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK

1126 AM AKST FRI JAN 11 2013

…WARM AND WET WEATHER MOVING INTO SOUTH CENTRAL ALASKA THIS WEEKEND…

.A SERIES OF WARM AND WET WEATHER SYSTEMS WILL AFFECT SOUTH

CENTRAL ALASKA THIS WEEKEND. THE FIRST SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE ON

SATURDAY. PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY START AS SNOW THEN TRANSITION

TO RAIN DURING THE DAY SATURDAY. THE HEAVIEST RAIN IS EXPECTED

SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

ANCHORAGE-MATANUSKA VALLEY-WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-

WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-NORTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-

SOUTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-SUSITNA VALLEY-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ANCHORAGE…EAGLE RIVER…INDIAN…

EKLUTNA…PALMER…WASILLA…SUTTON…CHICKALOON…KENAI…

SOLDOTNA…HOMER…COOPER LANDING…WHITTIER…SEWARD…

GIRDWOOD…MOOSE PASS...VALDEZ…THOMPSON PASS…CORDOVA…

TALKEETNA…WILLOW…CANTWELL

1126 AM AKST FRI JAN 11 2013

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR ANCHORAGE…MATANUSKA VALLEY…NORTHEAST

PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND…SOUTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND…

SUSITNA VALLEY…WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA AND WESTERN PRINCE

WILLIAM SOUND.

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* THROUGH NOON MONDAY.

* PRIMARY CAUSE: RAINFALL…WARM TEMPERATURES AND MELTING SNOW.

* STARTING LATER ON SATURDAY AS SNOW TURNS OVER TO RAIN…THERE WILL

LIKELY BE SIGNIFICANT WATER OVERFLOW ON AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS.

THIS COULD LEAD TO PONDING AND MINOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS

THROUGHOUT SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING.

WITH SIGNIFICANT OVERFLOW LIKELY ON SOUTHCENTRAL RIVERS THROUGH

THIS WEEKEND…RIVER ICE MAY BECOME UNSAFE FOR TRAVEL. USE CAUTION

AND AVOID RIVER TRAVEL THIS WEEKEND.

YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CLOSELY MONITOR THIS WEATHER SITUATION.

PREPARATION FOR THIS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WEATHER EVENT SHOULD

BEGIN NOW.

Distribution: Admins, AHIMT, Assembly, CERT, City Clerks & Managers, Dept. Heads, Fire & EMS, KPBSD, LEPC, Media, Police & Dispatch, Weather

Janelle Hames

Secretary

Kenai Peninsula Borough

Office of Emergency Management

253 Wilson Lane

Soldotna, AK 99669

907-262-4910 Office 907-714-2395 Fax

907-262-2096 Direct

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