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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
1246 PM AKDT WED JUL 27 2016

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TAIYA INLET AND KLONDIKE HIGHWAY-
1246 PM AKDT WED JUL 27 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JUNEAU HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  HEAVY RAINFALL...AROUND THE TAIYA RIVER IN THE NORTHERN INNER
  CHANNELS...

* UNTIL 1245 AM AKDT FRIDAY

* AT 1246 PM AKDT...SATELLITE ESTIMATES AND RAIN GAUGE DATA INDICATE
  HEAVY RAINFALL THAT WILL CAUSE FLOODING IN THE WARNING AREA. A
  HALF INCH OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN THE LAST 6 HOURS. ADDITIONAL
  RAINFALL OF 1 TO 2 INCHES IS EXPECTED OVER THE AREA THROUGH
  WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* FOR THE TAIYA RIVER:
  AT 1246 PM AKDT THE STAGE WAS 15.6 FEET.
  FLOOD STAGE IS 17 FEET.
  FORECAST:17.3 FEET WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
  IMPACTS:TRAIL ORIENTATION AND NAVIGATION ALONG THE CHILKOOT TRAIL
  BECOMES DIFFICULT AT A RIVER STAGE OF 17 FEET. IN ADDITION...THE
  NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ADVISES AGAINST BOATING AND OTHER
  RECREATIONAL WATER BASED ACTIVITIES AT A RIVER STAGE OF 17 FEET.
  AT A RIVER STAGE OF 17.5 FEET...THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE MAY
  CLOSE THE CHILKOOT TRAIL DUE TO FLOODING IMPACTS ASSOCIATED WITH
  HIGH WATER.

PLEASE STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL
WEATHER NEWS SOURCE FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. ALL
INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE
YOU ARE RELATIVE TO STREAMS...RIVERS...OR CREEKS WHICH CAN BECOME
KILLERS IN HEAVY RAINS. CAMPERS AND HIKERS SHOULD AVOID STREAMS OR
CREEKS.

&&

LAT...LON 5965 13520 5947 13534 5948 13539 5960 13545
      5973 13535 5969 13525 5966 13522

$$

GARNER


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