Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
1147 AM AKDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE
PORCUPINE RIVER FROM THE CANADIAN BORDER TO THE YUKON RIVER...

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR
ALL RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN...

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YUKON FLATS AND SURROUNDING UPLANDS-
INCLUDING...FORT YUKON...VENETIE...CENTRAL...CIRCLE...
STEVENS VILLAGE...BEAVER...CHALKYITSIK...BIRCH CREEK...
CIRCLE HOT SPRINGS...EAGLE SUMMIT...TWELVEMILE SUMMIT
1147 AM AKDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* THE PORCUPINE RIVER FROM THE CANADIAN BORDER TO THE YUKON RIVER.

* THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON

* VERY WARM TEMPERATURES ACROSS EASTERN ALASKA ARE CAUSING RAPID
  SNOW MELT. THIS IS CAUSING HIGH WATER LEVELS ON THE PORCUPINE
  RIVER. THIS HIGH WATER IS MAKING ITS WAY DOWN THE PORCUPINE
  RIVER THIS WEEK. THE HIGH WATER ON THE PORCUPINE IS ALSO
  COMBINED WITH A HIGH VOLUME OF WATER FROM THE TRIBUTARIES OF THE
  PORCUPINE RIVER.

* FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ON THE PORCUPINE RIVER FROM THE CANADIAN
  BORDER TO JUST UPRIVER OF FORT YUKON. A FLOOD WARNING IS
  CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 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.

&&

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CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST-
INCLUDING...NUIQSUT...PRUDHOE BAY...ALPINE...DEADHORSE...KUPARUK
1147 AM AKDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR
ALL RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* ALL RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN.

* THROUGH SATURDAY 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 LIKELY RISING FURTHER. WATER LEVELS ARE
  EXPECTED TO REMAIN HIGH 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.

&&

$$



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