Alaska River Break-up: Historic comparison and 2016 Spring Outlook - What can we expect?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Rick Thoman & Crane Johnson, National Weather Service

Each year the National Weather Service provides a breakup outlook for Alaska rivers. This winter stands out as unusual with both temperature and precipitation anomalies observed throughout the state. We will present a brief overview of current conditions and provide our spring statewide flooding potential outlook for the 2016 spring break-up season. This will be followed by a comparison of historic breakup years and a spring/summer climate outlook.