AKZ121 - Kenai Peninsula

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AKZ121-292200-
WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...KENAI...SOLDOTNA...HOMER...
COOPER LANDING
159 PM AKDT TUE JUN 28 2016

...HIGH WATER ON KENAI LAKE AND THE KENAI RIVER...

WATER LEVELS ON KENAI LAKE AND THE UPPER KENAI RIVER ARE BANKFULL 
IN SOME LOCATIONS AND MAY CONTINUE TO SLOWLY RISE THROUGH THIS
COMING WEEK...ESPECIALLY OVER MIDDLE AND LOWER PORTIONS OF THE
RIVER. NO WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME...HOWEVER
WATER WILL BE HIGH THROUGH THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

THE VERY HEAVY WINTER SNOWPACK IN THE KENAI MOUNTAINS CONTINUES TO
MELT AND SEND RUNOFF INTO THE HEADWATERS OF THE KENAI RIVER. THIS
SNOWMELT HAS BEEN ACCELERATED BY RECENT VERY WARM TEMPERATURES AND
SEVERAL ROUNDS OF RAINFALL OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS. MORE RAIN
FALLING THIS WEEK WILL ADD TO THE WATER MOVING INTO AND THROUGH
THE RIVER. WATER LEVELS ON THE MIDDLE AND LOWER RIVER WILL LIKELY CONTINUE
TO SLOWLY DRIFT UPWARD THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

AS OF 1 PM AKDT ON TUESDAY...THE RIVER GAGE AT COOPER LANDING
SHOWS A STAGE OF 12.83 FT...AND HAS LEVELED OFF IN THE LAST
SEVERAL HOURS. THERE IS SOME WATER ACROSS THE ACCESS ROAD TO
PRIMROSE CAMPGROUND...LOCATED AT THE SOUTH END OF KENAI LAKE.
WHEN/IF THE STAGE REACHES 13.0 FT THIS ROAD MAY BECOME
IMPASSABLE. 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. THE NWS 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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AKZ121-291415-
WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-
INCLUDING...KENAI...SOLDOTNA...HOMER...COOPER LANDING
358 PM AKDT TUE JUN 28 2016
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. LIGHT WINDS...EXCEPT SOUTHWEST
WIND 10 MPH AROUND KACHEMAK BAY IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS...EXCEPT
NUMEROUS SHOWERS SOUTH OF CLAM GULCH. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S TO
LOWER 70S EXCEPT IN THE LOWER 60S SOUTH OF CLAM GULCH. VARIABLE
WIND TO 10 MPH...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH AROUND KACHEMAK BAY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH...STRONGEST
ALONG THE INLET.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S TO MID 60S. VARIABLE WIND 10 MPH...EXCEPT SOUTHWEST 10
TO 20 MPH ALONG THE INLET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. VARIABLE
WIND 10 MPH...EXCEPT SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH ALONG THE INLET.
.FRIDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS 55 TO 65.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
RAIN. LOWS 45 TO 55. HIGHS 55 TO 65.

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                  TEMPERATURE         /       PRECIPITATION

KENAI        48     67     49     61  /  30     30     20     30
SOLDOTNA     47     67     47     63  /  30     30     30     30
HOMER        50     61     49     60  /  40     60     40     30


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