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WGAK49 PAFG 250001 FLWAFG BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK 351 PM AKDT SUN MAY 24 2015 AKZ220-260115- /O.EXT.PAFG.FA.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150526T0115Z/ /00000.0.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ YUKON FLATS AND SURROUNDING UPLANDS- 351 PM AKDT SUN MAY 24 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FAIRBANKS HAS EXTENDED THE * FLOOD WARNING FOR... SNOW MELT... FOR THE PORCUPINE RIVER AT AND NEAR FORT YUKON * UNTIL 515 PM AKDT MONDAY * LITTLE CHANGE HAS OCCURRED ON THE LEVELS OF THE PORCUPINE RIVER AT FORT YUKON DURING THE LAST 24 HOURS. THE RIVER REMAINS OVERBANK IN THE VICINITY OF SUCKER RIVER ROAD LANDING. MINOR FLOODING CONTINUES IN THE AREA. * RIVER LEVELS ON THE PORCUPINE RIVER AT FORT YUKON ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN HIGH THROUGH MONDAY...THEB BEGIN TO RECEDE GRADUALLY. LAT...LON 6670 14497 6653 14518 6652 14540 6663 14550 $$ RF ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WGAK69 PAFG 242347 FFAAFG FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK 347 PM AKDT SUN MAY 24 2015 AKZ220-250100- /O.CAN.PAFG.FA.A.0002.000000T0000Z-150525T0100Z/ /00000.0.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ YUKON FLATS AND SURROUNDING UPLANDS- INCLUDING...FORT YUKON...VENETIE...CENTRAL...CIRCLE... STEVENS VILLAGE...BEAVER...CHALKYITSIK...BIRCH CREEK... CIRCLE HOT SPRINGS...EAGLE SUMMIT...TWELVEMILE SUMMIT 347 PM AKDT SUN MAY 24 2015 ...FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED... THE FLOOD WATCH FOR THE PORCUPINE RIVER BETWEEN THE COLLEEN RIVER AND NEAR FORT YUKON HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE PORCUPINE RIVER UPSTREAM FROM FORT YUKON HAS FALLEN TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE AND RIVER LEVELS WILL CONTINUE TO FALL. THERE IS NO LONGER A THREAT OF FLOODING ON THE PORCUPINE RIVER UPSTREAM FROM FORT YUKON. $$ AKZ203-260200- /O.CON.PAFG.FA.A.0002.000000T0000Z-150526T0200Z/ /00000.0.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST- INCLUDING...NUIQSUT...PRUDHOE BAY...ALPINE...DEADHORSE...KUPARUK 347 PM AKDT SUN MAY 24 2015 ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR ALL RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN... THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * ALL RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN. * THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. * THE HIGHEST THREAT AREAS WILL BE THE COLVILLE AND SAG RIVERS. A FLOOD WARNING IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHERN DALTON HIGHWAY NEAR THE SAG RIVER. * VERY WARM TEMPERATURES OVER THE BROOKS RANGE AND THE EASTERN ARCTIC PLAIN IS CAUSING RAPID SNOW MELT. FURTHER SNOW MELT WILL RESULT IN THE COLVILLE...SAG AND KUPARUK RIVER LEVELS REMAINING HIGH AND POSSIBLY RISING FURTHER THROUGH MONDAY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. KEEP UPDATED ON THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR THE ISSUANCE OF FLOOD WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP. && $$ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WGAK49 PAFG 242231 FLWAFG BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK 223 PM AKDT SUN MAY 24 2015 AKZ203-280015- /O.EXT.PAFG.FA.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150528T0015Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST- 223 PM AKDT SUN MAY 24 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FAIRBANKS HAS EXTENDED THE * FLOOD WARNING FOR... THE DALTON HIGHWAY FROM MILEPOST 394 TO DEADHORSE * UNTIL 415 PM AKDT WEDNESDAY * THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE DALTON HIGHWAY CONTINUES TO EXPERIENCE FLOODING DUE TO SNOWMELT AND ICE IN THE MAIN CHANNEL. * AS OF THIS MORNING A PORTION OF THE FLOW FROM THE SAG RIVER CONTINUES TO OVER TOP THE DALTON HIGHWAY NEAR MILEPOST 394 AND FLOWS NORTHWARD ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY TOWARDS THE DEADHORSE AIRPORT. WATER IS FLOWING EAST BACK INTO THE MAIN CHANNEL THROUGH BREACHES IN THE DALTON HIGHWAY JUST SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT. * OBSERVER REPORTS FROM THIS WEEKEND AND RIVER GAGE DATA INDICATE THAT WATER LEVELS ON THE LOWER SAG RIVER...EAST OF THE DALTON HIGHWAY...HAVE SLOWLY FALLEN SINCE WEDNESDAY. EXPOSED SAND BARS AND STRANDED ICE WERE OBSERVED ALONG THE LOWER REACH OF THE RIVER ON FRIDAY. AREAS OF GROUNDED ICE STILL REMAIN IN THE MAIN CHANNEL NORTH OF DALTON HIGHWAY MILEPOST 394. * ICE WITHIN THE MAIN CHANNEL CONTINUES TO DIVERT A PORTION OF THE SAG RIVER FLOW TO THE WEST TOWARDS THE DALTON HIGHWAY. WATER LEVELS IN THE VICINITY OF THE HIGHWAY HAVE NOT DROPPED SIGNIFICANTLY. * FLOODING ALONG THE DALTON HIGHWAY IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE UNTIL THE ICE WITHIN THE MAIN CHANNEL WHICH IS DIVERTING FLOW TO THE WEST MELTS. RIVER DISCHARGE IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN HIGH WHILE SNOWMELT RUNOFF CONTINUES THIS WEEK. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED. LAT...LON 7017 14821 6985 14864 6989 14890 7021 14850 $$ JL ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WGAK89 PAFG 241932 FLSAFG FLOOD ADVISORY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK 1127 AM AKDT SUN MAY 24 2015 AKZ203-241937- /O.CAN.PAFG.FA.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150525T2345Z/ /00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST- 1127 AM AKDT SUN MAY 24 2015 ...THE FLOOD ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE KUPARUK RIVER... THE KUPARUK RIVER IS RECEDING TO WITHIN BANK LEVELS. LOW WATER CROSSINGS ALONG THE KUPARUK RIVER ARE VOID OF WATER AND WILL ALLOW WORK CREWS TO EVALUATE THE DAMAGE TO INFRASTRUCTURE. PLEASE CONTINUE TO HEED ANY ROAD CLOSURES. LAT...LON 7038 14887 7029 14893 7030 14906 7039 14902 $$ JL ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WGAK89 PAFG 241927 FLSAFG FLOOD ADVISORY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK 1123 AM AKDT SUN MAY 24 2015 AKZ203-241933- /O.CAN.PAFG.FA.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-150525T2230Z/ /00000.N.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST- 1123 AM AKDT SUN MAY 24 2015 ...THE FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MELTING SNOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE COLVILLE RIVER NEAR COLVILLE VILLAGE... OVERBANK AREAS IN THE COASTAL PLAIN OF THE COLVILLE RIVER ARE SLOWLY DRAINING. MANY CHANNELS ARE FREE OF CHANNEL ICE AND ICE JAMS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE OUTER DELTA REGION. LAT...LON 7041 15032 7033 15067 7019 15082 7013 15097 7014 15106 7035 15074 7044 15035 $$ JL ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WGAK49 PAFG 241909 FLWAFG BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK 1058 AM AKDT SUN MAY 24 2015 AKZ220-250115- /O.EXT.PAFG.FA.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150525T0115Z/ /00000.0.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ YUKON FLATS AND SURROUNDING UPLANDS- 1058 AM AKDT SUN MAY 24 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FAIRBANKS HAS EXTENDED THE * FLOOD WARNING FOR... SNOW MELT... FOR THE PORCUPINE RIVER NEAR FORT YUKON * UNTIL 515 PM AKDT SUNDAY * AS OF LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...LITTLE CHANGE HAD OCCURRED ON WATER LEVELS AND THE PORCUPINE RIVER AT FORT YUKON LIKELY REMAINS OVERBANK IN THE VICINITY OF SUCKER RIVER ROAD LANDING. MINOR FLOODING CONTINUES IN THE AREA. * RIVER GAGES ALONG THE PORCUPINE RIVER UPSTREAM FROM FORT YUKON HAVE BEEN FALLING STEADILY SINCE THURSDAY AND ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO FALL. FLOOD WATERS AT FORT YUKON ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN RECEDING BUT WILL REMAIN ELEVATED. * THE YUKON RIVER AT FORT YUKON HAS BEEN SLOWLY RISING OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE A SLOW RISE THIS WEEK. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: LOCAL RESIDENTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR LOCAL WATER LEVELS. LAT...LON 6670 14497 6653 14518 6652 14540 6663 14550 $$ JL ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WGAK89 PAFG 232302 FLSAFG FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK 246 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015 AKZ220-241915- /O.CON.PAFG.FA.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150524T1915Z/ /00000.0.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ YUKON FLATS AND SURROUNDING UPLANDS- 246 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015 ...A FLOOD WARNING FOR RAPID SNOW MELT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1115 AM AKDT SUNDAY FOR THE PORCUPINE RIVER NEAR FORT YUKON... AT 0800 AM AKDT ON SATURDAY...FLOOD WATER LEVELS FROM THE PORCUPINE RIVER WERE REPORTED TO HAVE FALLEN SLIGHTLY OVERNIGHT AT FORT YUKON. THE PORCUPINE RIVER AT FORT YUKON REMAINS OVERBANK IN THE VICINITY OF SUCKER RIVER ROAD LANDING AND FLOODING CONTINUES IN THE AREA. RIVER GAGE READINGS ALONG THE PORCUPINE RIVER UPSTREAM FROM FORT YUKON HAVE BEEN FALLING STEADILY SINCE THURSDAY AND ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FALLING THROUGH THE WEEKEND. FLOOD WATERS AT FORT YUKON ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN RECEDING OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS BUT WILL REMAIN ELEVATED. THE YUKON RIVER AT FORT YUKON HAS BEEN SLOWLY RISING OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE A SLOW RISE THR0UGH THE UPCOMING WEEK. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: LOCAL RESIDENTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR LOCAL WATER LEVELS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD WATER LEVELS BEGIN TO RISE AGAIN. LAT...LON 6670 14497 6653 14518 6652 14540 6663 14550 $$ RF ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WGAK89 PAFG 232237 FLSAFG FLOOD ADVISORY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK 235 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015 AKZ203-252345- /O.EXT.PAFG.FA.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150525T2345Z/ /00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST- 235 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FAIRBANKS HAS EXTENDED THE * FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... FOR THE KUPARUK RIVER... * UNTIL 345 PM AKDT MONDAY * SNOWMELT AND OVERFLOW OF INPLACE CHANNEL ICE IS CAUSING HIGH WATER LEVELS ON THE LOWER KUPARUK RIVER. THE USGS RIVER GAGE APPEARS TO HAVE CRESTED EARLIER TODAY. * WATER LEVELS WILL REMAIN HIGH AND POSSIBLY FLUCTUATE AS SNOWMELT CONTINUES AND ICE REMAINS IN THE RIVER CHANNEL. AS OF SATURDAY MORNING THE LOW WATER CROSSING ALONG THE SPINE ROAD CONTINUES TO BE OVERTOPPED. * A PILOT REPORT FROM FRIDAY INDICATED THAT WATER LEVELS UPRIVER FROM THE SPINE ROAD HAVE RECEDED FROM THURSDAY. LAT...LON 7038 14887 7029 14893 7030 14906 7039 14902 $$ JL ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WGAK89 PAFG 232228 CCA FLSAFG FLOOD ADVISORY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK 225 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015 AKZ203-252230- /O.CON.PAFG.FA.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-150525T2230Z/ /00000.N.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST- 225 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015 ...THE FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MELTING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 230 PM AKDT MONDAY FOR THE COLVILLE RIVER NEAR COLVILLE VILLAGE... CORRECTED... HIGH WATER FROM MELTING SNOW RUNOFF IS CAUSING FLOODING ALONG THE COLVILLE RIVER NEAR COLVILLE VILLAGE. AN ICE JAM UPRIVER FROM COLVILLE VILLAGE RELEASED LATE LAST NIGHT RESULTING IN WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF COLVILLE VILLAGE. A RUN OF SHEET ICE WAS ALSO PUSHED UP ONTO THE ISLAND DURING THIS ICE JAM RELEASE. AS OF THIS MORNING WATER LEVELS HAVE RECEDED ABOUT ONE FOOT FROM THE PEAK LATE LAST NIGHT AND SHEET ICE REMAINS IN THE MAIN CHANNEL ADJACENT TO COLVILLE VILLAGE. UPSTREAM NEAR NUIQSUT WATER LEVELS HAVE GRADUALLY DROPPED SINCE THURSDAY AND THE MAIN CHANNEL IS MOSTLY CLEAR OF ICE. THIS FLOODING WILL REMAIN OVER SPARSELY POPULATED AREAS OF CENTRAL CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST. LAT...LON 7041 15032 7033 15067 7019 15082 7013 15097 7014 15106 7035 15074 7044 15035 $$ JL ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WGAK89 PAFG 232222 FLSAFG FLOOD ADVISORY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK 220 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015 AKZ203-252230- /O.EXT.PAFG.FA.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-150525T2230Z/ /00000.N.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST- 220 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FAIRBANKS HAS EXTENDED THE * FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... MELTING SNOW FOR THE COLVILLE RIVER... * UNTIL 230 PM AKDT MONDAY * SNOWMELT AND OVERFLOW OF INPLACE CHANNEL ICE IS CAUSING HIGH WATER LEVELS ON THE LOWER KUPARUK RIVER. THE USGS RIVER GAGE APPEARS TO HAVE CRESTED EARLIER TODAY. WATER LEVELS WILL REMAIN HIGH AND POSSIBLY FLUCTUATE AS SNOWMELT CONTINUES AND ICE REMAINS IN THE RIVER CHANNEL. AS OF SATURDAY MORNING THE LOW WATER CROSSING ALONG THE SPINE ROAD CONTINUES TO BE OVERTOPPED. * A PILOT REPORT FROM YESTERDAY INDICATED THAT WATER LEVELS UPRIVER FROM THE SPINE ROAD HAVE RECEDED FROM THURSDAY. LAT...LON 7041 15032 7033 15067 7019 15082 7013 15097 7014 15106 7035 15074 7044 15035 $$ JL ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WGAK69 PAFG 232159 FFAAFG URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK 159 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015 ...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE PORCUPINE RIVER FROM THE CANADIAN BORDER TO THE YUKON RIVER... ...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR ALL RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN... AKZ203-250100- /O.EXT.PAFG.FA.A.0002.000000T0000Z-150526T0200Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST- INCLUDING...NUIQSUT...PRUDHOE BAY...ALPINE...DEADHORSE...KUPARUK 159 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015 ...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR ALL RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN... THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR * ALL RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN * THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON * THE HIGHEST THREAT AREAS WILL BE THE COLVILLE RIVER...SAG RIVER AND KUPARUK RIVER. A FLOOD WARNING IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHERN DALTON HIGHWAY NEAR THE SAG RIVER. A FLOOD ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE LOWER COLVILLE RIVER AND THE LOWER KUPARUK RIVER. * VERY WARM TEMPERATURES OVER THE BROOKS RANGE AND THE EASTERN ARCTIC PLAIN IS CAUSING RAPID SNOW MELT. FURTHER SNOW MELT WILL RESULT IN COLVILLE...SAG AND KUPARUK RIVER LEVELS REMAINING HIGH AND POSSIBLY RISING FURTHER FOR SEVERAL DAYS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. KEEP UPDATED ON THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR THE ISSUANCE OF FLOOD WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP. && $$ AKZ220-250100- /O.EXT.PAFG.FA.A.0002.000000T0000Z-150525T0100Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ YUKON FLATS AND SURROUNDING UPLANDS- INCLUDING...FORT YUKON...VENETIE...CENTRAL...CIRCLE... STEVENS VILLAGE...BEAVER...CHALKYITSIK...BIRCH CREEK... CIRCLE HOT SPRINGS...EAGLE SUMMIT...TWELVEMILE SUMMIT 159 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015 ...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR * THE PORCUPINE RIVER BETWEEN THE COLLEEN RIVER AND NEAR FORT YUKON * THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON * RECENT VERY WARM TEMPERATURES ACROSS EASTERN ALASKA ARE CAUSING HIGH WATER LEVELS ON THE PORCUPINE RIVER. A PILOT REPORT FROM FRIDAY EVENING NOTED THAT THE WATER WAS FALLING NEAR WHERE THE COLLEEN RIVER EMPTIES INTO THE PORCUPINE RIVER. * HIGH WATER WILL CONTINUE TO BE AN ISSUE THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND AS THE SNOWMELT WATER FILTERS THROUGH THE LOWER REACH OF THE PORCUPINE RIVER FROM THE MOUTH OF THE COLLEEN RIVER TO FORT YUKON. A FLOOD WARNING IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR THE LOWER PORCUPINE RIVER NEAR FORT YUKON. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. KEEP UPDATED ON THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR THE ISSUANCE OF FLOOD WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP. && $$ JL MAY 15 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WGAK89 PAFG 232101 FLSAFG FLOOD ADVISORY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK 1257 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015 AKZ208-232107- /O.CAN.PAFG.FA.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-150524T0130Z/ /00000.N.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ LOWER KOBUK AND NOATAK VALLEYS- 1257 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015 ...THE FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MELTING SNOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE NOATAK RIVER NEAR NOATAK... RECEDING WATER LEVELS ALONG THE LOWER NOATAK RIVER HAVE REDUCED THE IMPACTS DUE TO FLOODING. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WATER LEVELS WILL REMAIN HIGH ON THE NOATAK RIVER THROUGH THE REST OF THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. LAT...LON 6773 16259 6745 16260 6745 16334 6774 16334 $$ JL/BJB ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WGAK89 PAFG 232032 FLSAFG FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK 1226 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015 AKZ203-250015- /O.CON.PAFG.FA.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150525T0015Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST- 1226 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015 ...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 PM AKDT SUNDAY FOR THE DALTON HIGHWAY FROM MILEPOST 394 TO DEADHORSE... THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE DALTON HIGHWAY CONTINUES TO EXPERIENCE FLOODING DUE TO SNOWMELT AND ICE IN THE MAIN CHANNEL. A PORTION OF THE FLOW FROM THE SAG RIVER CONTINUES TO OVER TOP THE DALTON HIGHWAY NEAR MILEPOST 394 AND FLOWS NORTHWARD ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY TOWARDS THE DEADHORSE AIRPORT. WATER IS FLOWING EAST BACK INTO THE MAIN CHANNEL THROUGH BREACHES IN THE DALTON HIGHWAY JUST SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT. OBSERVER REPORTS FROM FRIDAY AND RIVER GAGE DATA INDICATE THAT WATER LEVELS ON THE LOWER SAG RIVER HAVE SLOWLY FALLEN SINCE WEDNESDAY. EXPOSED SAND BARS AND STRANDED ICE WERE OBSERVED ALONG THE LOWER REACH OF THE RIVER YESTERDAY. AREAS OF GROUNDED ICE STILL REMAIN IN THE MAIN CHANNEL NORTH OF DALTON HIGHWAY MILEPOST 394. FLOODING WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS WITH WATER LEVELS EXPECTED TO FALL SLOWLY AS SNOWMELT TAPERS AND ICE WITHIN THE MAIN CHANNEL MELTS. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PLEASE CHECK THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WEBSITE: DOT.ALASKA.GOV/NREG/DALTON-UPDATES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED. STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED. HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY. && LAT...LON 7017 14821 6985 14864 6989 14890 7021 14850 $$ JL ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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