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WWAK81PAFC_AKZ111
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AKZ101-111-121-141-145-012245-
ANCHORAGE-MATANUSKA VALLEY-WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-
COPPER RIVER BASIN-SUSITNA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANCHORAGE...EAGLE RIVER...INDIAN...
EKLUTNA...PALMER...WASILLA...SUTTON...CHICKALOON...KENAI...
SOLDOTNA...HOMER...COOPER LANDING...GLENNALLEN...EUREKA...
MCCARTHY...PAXSON...SLANA...TALKEETNA...WILLOW...CANTWELL
233 PM AKDT WED JUN 29 2016

...WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN COMING TO SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA...

UNUSUALLY WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN WILL MOVE INTO PORTIONS OF
SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA ON THURSDAY...IMPACTING DRIVING
CONDITIONS...OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES...AND RESULTING IN RISES ON
RIVERS AND STREAMS. NO SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME.

CONFIDENCE IS HIGH THAT THE COPPER RIVER BASIN AND MAT-SU VALLEYS
WILL SEE THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS...WITH THE MATANUSKA
RIVER LIKELY SEEING THE HIGHEST WATER LEVELS OF THE SUMMER SO FAR.
OTHER RIVERS NORTH OF ANCHORAGE WILL ALSO SEE SIGNIFICANT WATER
LEVEL INCREASES. LESSER BUT STILL NOTEWORTHY RAINFALL TOTALS AND
ASSOCIATED RIVER RISES WILL OCCUR AROUND THE ANCHORAGE AREA AND
THE NORTHERN KENAI PENINSULA. ANCHORAGE AREA DRIVERS SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR LOCALIZED PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS AND BIKE
PATHS.

.KENAI LAKE AND KENAI RIVER...

WATER LEVELS ON KENAI LAKE AND THE UPPER KENAI RIVER REMAIN HIGH.
NO WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME...HOWEVER WATER
WILL BE HIGH THROUGH THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND. IN THE LAST 24
HOURS THE UPPER RIVER HAS CRESTED...WITH THE COOPER LANDING RIVER
GAUGE HAVING DROPPED ABOUT 2 INCHES SINCE YESTERDAY. THE UPCOMING
RAINFALL WILL LIKELY REVERSE THIS TREND AND RESULT IN AN ADDITIONAL
RISE IN THE RIVER. THERE IS LIKELY STILL SOME WATER ACROSS THE
ACCESS ROAD TO PRIMROSE CAMPGROUND...LOCATED AT THE SOUTH END OF
KENAI LAKE. RECENT REPORTS FROM THE KENAI KEYS AREA INDICATE THE
RIVER IS BANKFULL IN THIS AREA WITH PONDING OF WATER IN LOW LYING
AREAS ADJACENT TO THE RIVER.

MEANWHILE...A RECENT OVERFLIGHT OF THE SKILAK GLACIER-DAMMED LAKE
IN THE KENAI MOUNTAINS HAS CONFIRMED THAT THE LAKE LEVEL REMAINS
HIGH AND HAS NOT RELEASED. THE NWS HAS NO INDICATION THAT A
RELEASE IS IMMINENT...BUT WILL CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THIS
SITUATION AND WILL UPDATE THIS STATEMENT AS NECESSARY.

THOSE WITH INTERESTS ON OR ALONG THE KENAI RIVER AND NEAR THE
PRIMROSE CAMPGROUND SHOULD MONITOR THIS SITUATION CLOSELY AND 
PREPARE NOW FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF CONTINUED RISING WATER LEVELS.

THE LATEST FORECAST AND OBSERVATIONS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE AT 
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/APRFC

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FPAK51PAFC_AKZ111
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AKZ111-010230-
MATANUSKA VALLEY-
INCLUDING...PALMER...WASILLA...SUTTON...CHICKALOON
533 AM AKDT THU JUN 30 2016

.TODAY...PARTLY SUNNY THIS MORNING WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS MAINLY
ALONG THE MOUNTAINS. THEN INCREASING CLOUDS WITH NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON...WITH LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S TO LOWER 70S. VARIABLE WIND TO
10 MPH.
.TONIGHT...NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN STEADY RAIN DEVELOPING AROUND MIDNIGHT. RAIN
WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S TO MID 50S.
VARIABLE WIND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES IN THE MORNING...THEN TAPERING
OFF DURING THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS AROUND 60. LIGHT WINDS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY
FOG. LOWS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. LIGHT WINDS.
.SATURDAY...PATCHY MORNING FOG. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
RAIN. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S TO LOWER 70S. LIGHT WINDS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. LOWS 45 TO 55.
.SUNDAY THROUGH INDEPENDENCE DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE
OF RAIN. HIGHS 65 TO 75. LOWS 45 TO 55.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE 50S. HIGHS 65 TO 75.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS 65 TO 75.

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               TEMPERATURE     /    PRECIPITATION

PALMER       66     52     59  /  70    100    100
WASILLA      66     52     59  /  60     90    100



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