Homer, AK (99603)

1:50 PM AKDT on September 02, 2015 (GMT -0800)
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Active Advisory: Areal Flood Watch, Special Statement Active Notice: Record Report

Elev 1152 ft 59.67 °N, 151.49 °W | Updated 19 seconds ago

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METAR PAHO 022053Z 12005KT 10SM CLR 15/01 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP163 T01500011 56008 $
Pressure 30.01 in
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Humidity 34%
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Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 1:35 PM AKDT on September 02, 2015

... Flood Watch in effect from Thursday evening through late
Friday night for the Kenai River from Kenai Lake to the Russian
River...

The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a

* Flood Watch for the Kenai River from Kenai Lake to the Russian
River.

* From Thursday evening through late Friday night.

* The snow Glacier dammed lake is releasing. Water levels on Kenai
Lake and the upper Kenai River are rising and will continue to
rise over the coming days. The Kenai River at Cooper Landing is
currently at a stage of 11.4 ft. Minor flood stage is 13.0 ft.

* Water levels are expected to continue rising for several
days... and may approach minor flood stage as early as Thursday
evening. At current stage of 11.4 ft class iii Whitewater has
developed on the Kenai River below jims Landing.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding.

You are encouraged to closely monitor this weather situation.
Preparation for this potentially dangerous weather event should
begin now.




Special Statement
Statement as of 11:36 AM AKDT on September 02, 2015

... Glacial Lake outburst from snow Glacier dammed lake flowing
into Kenai Lake and the Kenai River...

The snow Glacier dammed lake is releasing. Water levels on the
snow river are beginning to level off but gradually rising water
levels can be expected for another day or two. Water levels on
Kenai Lake and the Kenai River also are rising and are expected to
continue rising gradually for several days. No flooding is
expected at this time.

The snow river near Seward is currently at a stage of 13.4 ft.
Minor flood stage is at 16.0 ft. A crest on the snow river is
expected just under 14.0 ft later this week.

The Kenai River at Cooper Landing is currently at a stage of 11.3
ft. Minor flood stage is at 13.0 ft. The Kenai River at Cooper
Landing is not expected to reach minor flood stage.

Impacts: at current stage of 11.3 ft class iii Whitewater has
developed on the Kenai River below jims Landing. Based on the
current forecast... water may begin to impact portions of the
Primrose Road south of Kenai Lake beginning Friday morning.

A Glacier dammed lake release is a naturally occurring process. In
the headwaters of the snow river the snow Glacier impounds a lake.
Over time precipitation and melting glacial ice cause the lake
level to rise. When the lake is sufficiently filled it causes a
small part of the Glacier to lift... thus draining the lake. The
snow Glacier dammed lake typically drains every other fall.

Forecast estimates of peak stage and timing will be updated on the
Alaska-Pacific river forecast center website at
http://aprfc.Arh.NOAA.Gov



1136 am akdt Wed Sep 2 2015

... Glacial Lake outburst from snow Glacier dammed lake flowing
into Kenai Lake and the Kenai River...

The snow Glacier dammed lake is releasing. Water levels on the
snow river are beginning to level off but gradually rising water
levels can be expected for another day or two. Water levels on
Kenai Lake and the Kenai River also are rising and are expected to
continue rising gradually for several days. No flooding is
expected at this time.

The snow river near Seward is currently at a stage of 13.4 ft.
Minor flood stage is at 16.0 ft. A crest on the snow river is
expected just under 14.0 ft later this week.

The Kenai River at Cooper Landing is currently at a stage of 11.3
ft. Minor flood stage is at 13.0 ft. The Kenai River at Cooper
Landing is not expected to reach minor flood stage.

Impacts: at current stage of 11.3 ft class iii Whitewater has
developed on the Kenai River below jims Landing. Based on the
current forecast... water may begin to impact portions of the
Primrose Road south of Kenai Lake beginning Friday morning.

A Glacier dammed lake release is a naturally occurring process. In
the headwaters of the snow river the snow Glacier impounds a lake.
Over time precipitation and melting glacial ice cause the lake
level to rise. When the lake is sufficiently filled it causes a
small part of the Glacier to lift... thus draining the lake. The
snow Glacier dammed lake typically drains every other fall.

Forecast estimates of peak stage and timing will be updated on the
Alaska-Pacific river forecast center website at
http://aprfc.Arh.NOAA.Gov



1136 am akdt Wed Sep 2 2015

... Glacial Lake outburst from snow Glacier dammed lake flowing
into Kenai Lake and the Kenai River...

The snow Glacier dammed lake is releasing. Water levels on the
snow river are beginning to level off but gradually rising water
levels can be expected for another day or two. Water levels on
Kenai Lake and the Kenai River also are rising and are expected to
continue rising gradually for several days. No flooding is
expected at this time.

The snow river near Seward is currently at a stage of 13.4 ft.
Minor flood stage is at 16.0 ft. A crest on the snow river is
expected just under 14.0 ft later this week.

The Kenai River at Cooper Landing is currently at a stage of 11.3
ft. Minor flood stage is at 13.0 ft. The Kenai River at Cooper
Landing is not expected to reach minor flood stage.

Impacts: at current stage of 11.3 ft class iii Whitewater has
developed on the Kenai River below jims Landing. Based on the
current forecast... water may begin to impact portions of the
Primrose Road south of Kenai Lake beginning Friday morning.

A Glacier dammed lake release is a naturally occurring process. In
the headwaters of the snow river the snow Glacier impounds a lake.
Over time precipitation and melting glacial ice cause the lake
level to rise. When the lake is sufficiently filled it causes a
small part of the Glacier to lift... thus draining the lake. The
snow Glacier dammed lake typically drains every other fall.

Forecast estimates of peak stage and timing will be updated on the
Alaska-Pacific river forecast center website at
http://aprfc.Arh.NOAA.Gov




1136 am akdt Wed Sep 2 2015

... Glacial Lake outburst from snow Glacier dammed lake flowing
into Kenai Lake and the Kenai River...

The snow Glacier dammed lake is releasing. Water levels on the
snow river are beginning to level off but gradually rising water
levels can be expected for another day or two. Water levels on
Kenai Lake and the Kenai River also are rising and are expected to
continue rising gradually for several days. No flooding is
expected at this time.

The snow river near Seward is currently at a stage of 13.4 ft.
Minor flood stage is at 16.0 ft. A crest on the snow river is
expected just under 14.0 ft later this week.

The Kenai River at Cooper Landing is currently at a stage of 11.3
ft. Minor flood stage is at 13.0 ft. The Kenai River at Cooper
Landing is not expected to reach minor flood stage.

Impacts: at current stage of 11.3 ft class iii Whitewater has
developed on the Kenai River below jims Landing. Based on the
current forecast... water may begin to impact portions of the
Primrose Road south of Kenai Lake beginning Friday morning.

A Glacier dammed lake release is a naturally occurring process. In
the headwaters of the snow river the snow Glacier impounds a lake.
Over time precipitation and melting glacial ice cause the lake
level to rise. When the lake is sufficiently filled it causes a
small part of the Glacier to lift... thus draining the lake. The
snow Glacier dammed lake typically drains every other fall.

Forecast estimates of peak stage and timing will be updated on the
Alaska-Pacific river forecast center website at
http://aprfc.Arh.NOAA.Gov