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Trip through slough provides different perspective

...University Avenue.The water was 7 feet deep at the National Weather Service gauge on the Chena River when we started floating...8.88 feet recorded four days earlier. The National Weather Service considers 12 feet to be flood stage. The river...
Rising water causes flood advisory, takes dock down Kenai River

...advisory is in place for the river from Kenai Lake to Skilak Lake until 6:45 p.m. on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Ted Moran, a senior hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, said his concern...
Flood watch issued for Kenai River

...the Kenai River after water from a glacial dam release set off a chain reaction of rising water levels.The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the Kenai River from Kenai Lake to the Russian River around 1:35 p.m. Wednesday...
Open burns suspended

...will be issued until conditions improve. The suspension was launched following a red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service for Southcentral Alaska. The warning is in effect until 10 p.m. Monday evening for the Western Kenai Peninsula...
Officials to test Tsunami Warning System

NOAA's National Weather Service, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Alaska Broadcasters Association plan to conduct a test...
Lightning and other nuisances

...fried the DVR, it fried the modem," Smith said. "We had a brand new fax-printer-copier. It fried it." National Weather Service forecaster Matthew Clay said although lightning strikes are not common on the Kenai Peninsula, they "are a...
Weekend rains bring relief for wildfire crews

...there's a chance for more rain Tuesday night through early Thursday in parts of the southeast interior, said National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Metzger in Fairbanks."I should also note that after Thursday, we look to develop a significant...
Anatomy of the worst fire year

...came with them perhaps hid some of the fires that started that day, wrote Michael Richmond, formerly of the National Weather Service Fairbanks, in a paper about that extraordinary summer. June was a warm month throughout Alaska. For example...
What others say: The little cog

...reminder of an important function of government.A National Weather Service meter at the Klawock Airport measures visibility...sees about 200 medevac flights per year.The National Weather Service, to its credit, has sent technicians to the...
Alaska Fire Services prepare for early season

...growing, you have more moisture around and it becomes a little less receptive to getting a fire started." The National Weather Service's climate prediction center forecasts both an above-average precipitation level and above-average temperatures...


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