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Elev 102 ft 60.78 °N, 148.84 °W | Updated 14 minutes ago

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METAR PATO 022153Z AUTO 11004KT 10SM CLR 13/02 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP161 T01280022 TSNO
Pressure 30.01 in
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METAR PATO 022153Z AUTO 11004KT 10SM CLR 13/02 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP161 T01280022 TSNO

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Areal Flood Advisory
Statement as of 1:48 PM AKDT on September 02, 2015

The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
low-lying areas around Kenai Lake including the Primrose
campground.

* Until 145 PM akdt Friday

* at 148 PM akdt Wednesday... water levels on the snow river and
Kenai Lake continue to rise. Minor flooding has likely begun along
Primrose Road and portions of the Primrose campground on the south
side of Kenai Lake as well as other low-lying areas surrounding
the lake. Water levels will continue to slowly climb for the next
day or two before beginning to fall.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.


Lat... Lon 6050 14974 6040 14960 6042 14936 6033 14933
      6033 14940 6038 14940 6038 14968 6046 14975
      6050 14982


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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