National Weather Service

The red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service extends from Bristol Bay through the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta up to Fairbanks and Cananda. - Courtesty of National Weather Service, Alaska Region Headquarters.

The red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service extends from Bristol Bay through the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta up to Fairbanks and the Canadian Border. – Courtesy of National Weather Service, Alaska Region Headquarters.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag wildfire warning for the Kuskokwim Delta on Thursday due to strong winds and low humidity. Mike Roos, a Fire Management Officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry says people should not be fooled by gloomy weather. Read more →

Ice floating down the Kuskokwim River at Bethel, AK. By Daysha Eaton

Ice floating down the Kuskokwim River at Bethel, AK. By Daysha Eaton

The Kuskokwim River breakup went smoothly this year with no major flooding. The official time for breakup in Bethel was 5pm Friday. River Watch Program officials are calling it a thermal breakup, or mush out.

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Alaska River Watch ProgramThe Alaska River Watch Program and the National Weather Service Forecast Center are issuing a flood watch for Tuluksak and Akiak. Tune in to KYUK 640AM for more information.

Kuskokwim River near Aniak. - Courtesy of Bethel Search and Rescue

Kuskokwim River near Aniak. – Courtesy of Bethel Search and Rescue

A mild winter in Southwest Alaska combined with low snowfall is resulting in what hydrologists say will likely be a “thermal break up,” and what some call a “mush out.

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