Ester, AK

7:37 AM AKDT on August 17, 2019 (GMT -0800)
Faith Ln., FBKS. | | Change Station

Elev 656 ft 64.86 °N, 147.92 °W | Updated 21 seconds ago

Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
43.9 °F
Feels Like 44 °F
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Wind Variable Wind from South
Gusts 0.0 mph

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Precip. -- in
Pressure 30.43 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 9000 ft
Windchill 44 °F
Dew Point 43 °F
Humidity 98%
Rainfall 0.02 in
Snow Depth Not available.
5:44 AM 10:05 PM
Waning Gibbous, 96% visible
METAR PAFA 171453Z 00000KT 10SM BKN090 08/06 A3041 RMK AO2 SLP303 T00780061 51022
Pressure 30.43 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 9000 ft
Windchill 44 °F
Dew Point 43 °F
Humidity 98%
Rainfall 0.02 in
Snow Depth Not available.
5:44 AM 10:05 PM
Waning Gibbous, 96% visible
METAR PAFA 171453Z 00000KT 10SM BKN090 08/06 A3041 RMK AO2 SLP303 T00780061 51022

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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 2:27 PM AKDT Aug. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
the Salcha river, including small streams and creeks...

* until 130 PM akdt Sunday.

Around 2 to 3 inches of rain has fallen across portions of the
Salcha river basin since Thursday. Additional rainfall amounts of
one quarter of an inch to one half of an inch are likely over the
region through early Saturday morning.

* The ground is saturated from recent rain and river levels are
expected to continue to rise, entering into flood stage Saturday
morning. Additionally, small streams and creeks in the basin will
continue to experience rapid rises. The upper Salcha is expected
to experience impacts through the weekend, with increasing water
level rises expected at the Richardson Highway bridge, currently
forecast to crest early Sunday morning at 16.8 feet.

* People along the Salcha river should prepare for high water and
flooding. Some Cabins and private property will be impacted.
Comparisons to the Salcha River Crest in 2014 was slightly above
18 feet. Expect gravel bars to be inundated, with increased debris
to be moving down the river and significant erosion along some
riverbanks.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.
People traveling on the Salcha river are urged to monitor water
levels. Do no Camp or park vehicles on gravel bars because they will
be flooded.


Lat... Lon 6463 14601 6453 14602 6444 14663 6444 14696
      6449 14697 6455 14648


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203 PM akdt Fri Aug 16 2019

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
the chena river basin upstream of the Moose Creek dam including
the little chena.

* Until 130 PM akdt Sunday.

* Over 2 inches of rain has fallen across portions of the chena
basin since Thursday. Heavy rain will begin to diminish this
evening. Additional rainfall amounts of around one quarter of an
inch are possible in the warned area.

* Water levels are expected to continue to rise in the upper chena
tonight and Saturday and reach flood stage by this evening and may
crest around 21.5 feet at Two Rivers Saturday afternoon.

* People along the upper chena river should prepare for high water
and flooding, including the chena river Recreation Area. Flooding
will be likely along Chena Hot Springs Road near mile marker 37.
Campgrounds and boat launches along the river will be inundated.
Granite tors, Stiles creek, and other low lying areas will also be
flooded. Increased debris is expected to move downriver and
significant erosion is possible along riverbanks.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.


Lat... Lon 6486 14747 6488 14734 6494 14716 6507 14699
      6519 14650 6512 14606 6492 14607 6487 14665
      6481 14703 6477 14717 6482 14734 6483 14746


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Special Statement
Issued: 7:02 AM AKDT Aug. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flooding on many interior streams and rivers...

Flooding is expected to begin today on the chena river upstream of
the Moose Creek dam, along the little chena river, along the
Salcha river, and along the goodpaster river. The highest water on
these rivers is expected late tonight and early Sunday, with
flooding lingering into Monday. Residents along these rivers
should prepare now for flooding.

Ground water flooding has been reported already in the Salcha
area near the little Salcha river, and is likely to continue
through Monday. Other areas along the Tanana river between Salcha
and Nenana could see ground water flooding.

In Alaska Range from the gerstle river to kantishna...
flooding along creeks draining of the Alaska Range should end
today as the water flows out of the creeks, but rivers draining
the Alaska Range could still rise and flood through Sunday,
especially in the Denali area.

Minor flooding is also occuring near the city of Nenana, and is
expected to continue through Monday. Water levels in Nenana could
rise another 6 to 12 inches through Sunday as water on the Nenana
and Tanana rivers continue to rise.

Heavy rain has now ended across the interior. In the past 2 days
the chena, Salcha and goodpaster river basins have had between
1.5 and 2.0 inches of rain. The Alaska Range has had between 2
and 4 inches between the gerstle river and Wonder Lake, with the
eielson visitor center in Denali having 4 inches in 24hrs on
Friday.


Jb

702 am akdt Sat Aug 17 2019

... Flooding on many interior streams and rivers...

Flooding is expected to begin today on the chena river upstream of
the Moose Creek dam, along the little chena river, along the
Salcha river, and along the goodpaster river. The highest water on
these rivers is expected late tonight and early Sunday, with
flooding lingering into Monday. Residents along these rivers
should prepare now for flooding.

Ground water flooding has been reported already in the Salcha
area near the little Salcha river, and is likely to continue
through Monday. Other areas along the Tanana river between Salcha
and Nenana could see ground water flooding.

In Alaska Range from the gerstle river to kantishna...
flooding along creeks draining of the Alaska Range should end
today as the water flows out of the creeks, but rivers draining
the Alaska Range could still rise and flood through Sunday,
especially in the Denali area.

Minor flooding is also occuring near the city of Nenana, and is
expected to continue through Monday. Water levels in Nenana could
rise another 6 to 12 inches through Sunday as water on the Nenana
and Tanana rivers continue to rise.

Heavy rain has now ended across the interior. In the past 2 days
the chena, Salcha and goodpaster river basins have had between
1.5 and 2.0 inches of rain. The Alaska Range has had between 2
and 4 inches between the gerstle river and Wonder Lake, with the
eielson visitor center in Denali having 4 inches in 24hrs on
Friday.


Jb

702 am akdt Sat Aug 17 2019

... Flooding on many interior streams and rivers...

Flooding is expected to begin today on the chena river upstream of
the Moose Creek dam, along the little chena river, along the
Salcha river, and along the goodpaster river. The highest water on
these rivers is expected late tonight and early Sunday, with
flooding lingering into Monday. Residents along these rivers
should prepare now for flooding.

Ground water flooding has been reported already in the Salcha
area near the little Salcha river, and is likely to continue
through Monday. Other areas along the Tanana river between Salcha
and Nenana could see ground water flooding.

In Alaska Range from the gerstle river to kantishna...
flooding along creeks draining of the Alaska Range should end
today as the water flows out of the creeks, but rivers draining
the Alaska Range could still rise and flood through Sunday,
especially in the Denali area.

Minor flooding is also occuring near the city of Nenana, and is
expected to continue through Monday. Water levels in Nenana could
rise another 6 to 12 inches through Sunday as water on the Nenana
and Tanana rivers continue to rise.

Heavy rain has now ended across the interior. In the past 2 days
the chena, Salcha and goodpaster river basins have had between
1.5 and 2.0 inches of rain. The Alaska Range has had between 2
and 4 inches between the gerstle river and Wonder Lake, with the
eielson visitor center in Denali having 4 inches in 24hrs on
Friday.


Jb