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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
500 AM AKDT SAT OCT 18 2014

AKZ023-024-026>029-190200-
CAPE DECISION TO SALISBURY SOUND COASTAL AREA-
EASTERN BARANOF ISLAND AND SOUTHERN 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...SITKA...PORT ALEXANDER...ANGOON...
PETERSBURG...WRANGELL...KAKE...CRAIG...KLAWOCK...KETCHIKAN...
METLAKATLA...HYDER
500 AM AKDT SAT OCT 18 2014

...PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS THROUGH SUNDAY...

A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN AND LOCALLY STRONG WINDS WILL OCCUR OVER
THE SOUTHERN PANHANDLE THIS AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY
RAIN AND SATURATED GROUND CONDITIONS...AS WELL AS STRONG GUSTY
WINDS WILL INCREASE THE THREAT FOR MUDSLIDES OVER THE AREA THIS
AFTERNOON. RAIN AND WINDS WILL DIMINISH EARLY TONIGHT...BUT ANOTHER
ROUND OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IS LIKELY LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.
WINDS MAY INCREASE AGAIN SUNDAY...AND THIS WOULD INCREASE THE
THREAT FOR MORE MUDSLIDES OVER THE SOUTHERN PANHANDLE.


THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED BY 6 PM AKDT THIS EVENING OR SOONER
IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.

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