Sunday, January 13, 2013

South Central Alaska still under the influence of a tropical front

Almost a ditto on weather from yesterday. Temperature at the base was 33° most of the day. The precipitation varied between rain and wet snow. The roads in Girdwood are still sloppy, but the skiing went on. 

The forecast is for the same tomorrow, Monday, it may even be warmer. Today the DOT was performing Avalanche abatement along the Seward Highway. If you plan to drive out tomorrow, check their website for the status on road work. 

Due to the warm air and continuing rain, there is extensive flooding potential through out south central Alaska. Those in flood prone areas, please be aware of the low lying spots in your neighborhood. Streams that were frozen thaw quickly and those spots where you may have driven over or walked on last week will be slushy this week. If unsure of the water level, turn around don't drown. Check NOAA's Alaska region headquarters for current warnings. Here is a link to NOAA Alaska's stream and river hydrology forecast that gives estimates of flood events, time and water levels.

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