Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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WWAK83 PAFG 282140
SPSAFG

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
140 PM AKDT THU JUL 28 2016

AKZ222-292000-
MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY-
INCLUDING...FAIRBANKS...FORT WAINWRIGHT...EIELSON AFB...ESTER...
NORTH POLE...MOOSE CREEK...TWO RIVERS...FOX...CHATANIKA...
CHENA HOT SPRINGS...SOURDOUGH CAMP
140 PM AKDT THU JUL 28 2016

...HEAVY RAINFALL FOR MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...

A WEATHER SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS NORTHERN ALASKA AND WILL
BRING PERIODS OF RAIN TO THE MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY BEGINNING FRIDAY
AND CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL
WITH THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING.

WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS 1 TO 1.5 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS IN UPSLOPE AREAS. THERE CONTINUES TO BE
SOME MODEL UNCERTAINTY IN LOCATION OF THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL...BUT
THERE IS MODEL CONSENSUS THAT HEAVY RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED OVER
THE CHATANIKA...CHENA AND LITTLE CHENA RIVER BASINS.

WATER LEVELS ON SMALL STREAMS AND RIVERS WILL REMAIN HIGH DUE TO
RECENT HEAVY RAINS. WITH MORE RAIN ON THE WAY...WATER LEVELS ON
SMALL STREAMS AND RIVERS WILL INCREASE TO BANKFULL LEVELS AND
REMAIN HIGH THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

THE FLOOD ADVISORY FOR THE CHENA RIVER UPSTREAM OF NORDALE ROAD
CONTINUES AS THE CHENA RIVER REMAINS NEAR BANKFULL WITH SOME
MINOR FLOODING ONGOING. RIVER LEVELS WILL CONTINUE TO FALL...BUT
ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE THIS WEEKEND WITH MORE RAIN ON THE WAY.

CONTINUE TO MONITOR FOR LATEST PRODUCTS AND ADDITIONAL UPDATES. FOR
UPDATES AND MORE INFORMATION GO TO HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AFG.

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