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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
345 PM AKDT THU MAY 5 2016

AKZ017>029-061500-
CAPE FAIRWEATHER TO CAPE SUCKLING COASTAL AREA-
TAIYA INLET AND KLONDIKE HIGHWAY-HAINES BOROUGH AND LYNN CANAL-
GLACIER BAY-EASTERN CHICHAGOF ISLAND-
SALISBURY SOUND TO CAPE FAIRWEATHER COASTAL AREA-
CAPE DECISION TO SALISBURY SOUND COASTAL AREA-
EASTERN BARANOF ISLAND AND SOUTHERN ADMIRALTY ISLAND-
JUNEAU BOROUGH AND NORTHERN ADMIRALTY ISLAND-
INNER CHANNELS FROM KUPREANOF ISLAND TO ETOLIN ISLAND-
DIXON ENTRANCE TO CAPE DECISION COASTAL AREA-
SOUTHERN INNER CHANNELS-MISTY FJORDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...YAKUTAT...SKAGWAY...HAINES...GUSTAVUS...
HOONAH...ELFIN COVE...PELICAN...SITKA...PORT ALEXANDER...ANGOON...
JUNEAU...PETERSBURG...WRANGELL...KAKE...CRAIG...KLAWOCK...
KETCHIKAN...METLAKATLA...HYDER
345 PM AKDT THU MAY 5 2016

...HEAVY RAINS EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

A STRONG WEATHER FRONT MOVING INTO THE NORTH GULF COAST THIS
AFTERNOON WILL SPREAD RAIN INTO THE NORTH GULF THIS EVENING AND
ACROSS INTO THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE PANHANDLE OVERNIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY. MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS OF 1 TO 3 TENTHS OF AN INCH AN
HOUR NEAR YAKUTAT WILL CONTINUE INTO THE LATE OVERNIGHT HOURS.
THE HEAVY RAIN WILL THEN MOVE SOUTHEAST INTO THE NORTHERN
PANHANDLE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. RAIN RATES OF 1 TENTH TO A
QUARTER INCH AN HOUR ACROSS THE NORTHERN PANHANDLE ARE EXPECTED
FROM THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE THEY START DIMINISHING.
NORTHERN PANHANDLE RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THURSDAY EVENING TO FRIDAY
AFTERNOON RANGE BETWEEN 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH A FEW AREAS LOCALLY
RECEIVING MORE. THE FRONT WILL BEGIN TO DISSIPATE FRIDAY
AFTERNOON AS RAINS SPREAD INTO THE SOUTHERN PANHANDLE WITH TOTALS
OF 1 TO 2 INCHES EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING OVER THE
AREA.

RIVER AND STREAM LEVELS WILL SEE RAPID RISES INTO FRIDAY ACROSS
THE NORTHERN PANHANDLE POTENTIALLY REACHING BANKFULL...BUT NO
FLOODING IS EXPECTED. THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED
AND REVIEWED AS MORE DATA BECOMES AVAILABLE.

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