Weather

This map shows the varying levels of drought in Southeast Alaska, as of the week of June 6, 2019.The red portion of the map indicates extreme drought, dark orange indicates severe drought, light orange indicates moderate drought and yellow indicates abnormally dry conditions. (Courtesy Photo | U.S. Drought Monitor)

Southeast experiencing rare drought

The entirety of Southeast Alaska is in some state of drought.

 

Avalanche course treks on despite warm weather

Despite unusually warm weather, Avalanche Observer Alex Mclain wants the community to be prepared. Mclain, who works with the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center,… Continue reading

 

Winter warmup

Cars carefully make their way through the slushy snow around the bend in the Kenai Spur Highway near Christmas light-filled Leif Hansen Park on Sunday in Kenai. After a chilly fall and several thick blankets of snow, temperatures rose sharply on the western Kenai Peninsula, climbing above freezing Sunday and converting the falling snow to rain. Small lakes formed from the snow on the Kenai flats and the ice built up along the shores of the lower Kenai River moved out. The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement Sunday, forecasting the warm weather to continue throughout the day Monday as a developing storm system brings “unsettled weather” to Southcentral Alaska. Strong wints are expected on the western Kenai Peninsula, with the strongest of the winds arriving in the Turnagain Pass area and in the Portage Valley, clocking in at up to 70 miles per hour Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service. Rain is expected in Seward and along the gulf coast, with temperatures remaining in the mid- to high 30s throughout the week. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)… Continue reading

 

Icy sunrise

Mist rises over the broken ice on the bank of the Kenai River just downstream of the Warren Ames Bridge on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017… Continue reading

Blanketed bluff

Blanketed bluff Several inches of snow blanket the bluff along the Kenai River on Sunday afternoon during a slow snow fall that covered the Soldotna… Continue reading

Fogged in

A car crosses the David E. Douthit Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Kenai River through dense fog on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska.… Continue reading

Birdbath

Crows bathe in rainwater pudding in the gutter alongside Trading Bay Road on Wednesday in Kenai. Tuesday morning brought a little wet snow accumulation to… Continue reading

Snow slows traffic, though few accidents reported in Kenai, Soldotna

With a measurable amount of snow on the roadways this morning, it’s time to slow down and bust out the four-wheel drive. Drivers in Kenai,… Continue reading

Photo: A nip in the air

Frost glistens on the grass outside the Kenai Courthouse on Trading Bay Road on Monday, Oct. 9 in Kenai. Central Kenai Peninsula residents woke up… Continue reading

Central Kenai Peninsula sees more rain this summer than usual

Central Kenai Peninsula residents have gotten practice at being prepared for less than perfect weather this summer. Steady rain has led to canceled Peninsula Oilers… Continue reading

Minor earthquake felt on Tuesday

At 3:47 p.m. on Tuesday, a 3.7 magnitude earthquake was felt throughout the Kenai Peninsula region. The minor earthquake’s epicenter was located at a depth… Continue reading

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