Floodwaters rose fast on Saturday and receded Sunday in Circle on the Yukon River and Crooked Creek on the Kuskokwim, leaving behind damage, debris and icebergs.
Multiple flood watches related to spring breakup were in place along some of the state’s major rivers.
A UAF citizen science program took off during the pandemic and now garners submissions from more than 1,000 people each year, helping scientists better predict where flooding may occur.
Hydrologists caution that persistently cold weather through most of April and a delayed breakup could result in ice jams and snowmelt flooding near the state’s major rivers.
A storm system brought a fresh round of snow over the weekend that created slippery driving conditions and prompted a blizzard warning for areas south of the city.
Between 3 and 7 inches of additional snow was forecast for Sunday, with the heaviest amounts in East Anchorage, Eagle River and the Hillside. Meanwhile, blizzard conditions were forecast south of the city.
The latest storm is expected to make for hazardous travel starting Tuesday night and add fresh accumulation to an already unstable snowpack in the mountains south of Anchorage.
The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy snow across the eastern Kenai Peninsula, with 10-18 inches forecast north of Moose Pass.
Several more inches of snow could fall in Anchorage by Thursday morning, with up to 10 inches forecast for the Hillside. Blowing snow could reduce visibility along the Seward Highway.
Winter weather advisories have been issued for communities from the Mat-Su to the southern Kenai Peninsula.
Several inches of fresh, blowing snow on top of snowfall from earlier in the weekend made for hazardous driving in the area.
Anchorage police reported 22 collisions by 3:30 p.m. Monday, six of which included injuries.
The National Weather Service was calling for 2 to 4 inches of snow across the area, tapering off by early afternoon, with as much as 5 inches in some areas.
Mixed precipitation started Sunday afternoon and was expected to affect the region into Monday.
Between 8 to 12 inches are forecasted for the Susitna Valley from the Talkeetna cutoff north and west. South of Talkeetna, the snow will turn into rain between Monday night and Tuesday afternoon.
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Conditions had the potential to be particularly treacherous south of Anchorage, from Girdwood through Turnagain Pass to Seward, with heavy snowfall expected to turn into a mix of snow and rain.
Gusts over 80 mph pummeled the city, compacting snow and causing power outages for thousands.
Temperatures are expected to drop in the Anchorage area after Monday.
Wind knocked out power to thousands in Southcentral Alaska, and poor weather led to flight cancellations in Anchorage and Seattle along with hazardous driving conditions in Mat-Su.
Drifts already prompted a delayed start Thursday for most schools in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District and a snow-covered greenhouse at the Wasilla Lowe’s collapsed.
No one was injured at Spenard Builders Supply and IDEA Homeschool when the collapses occurred Friday, according to Central Emergency Services Fire Department.
A third major winter storm in about 10 days blanketed Southcentral Alaska in snow Thursday morning, closing public schools in Anchorage and Mat-Su and making driving treacherous.