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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
945 AM AKDT THU AUG 27 2015

AKZ018>029-280000-
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...SKAGWAY...HAINES...GUSTAVUS...HOONAH...ELFIN
COVE...PELICAN...SITKA...PORT ALEXANDER...ANGOON...JUNEAU...
PETERSBURG...WRANGELL...KAKE...CRAIG...KLAWOCK...KETCHIKAN...
METLAKATLA...HYDER
945 AM AKDT THU AUG 27 2015

...MORE MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED FOR THE PANHANDLE THURSDAY
INTO FRIDAY NIGHT...

A RATHER MOIST FRONT IS MOVING INTO THE PANHANDLE TODAY AND WILL
THEN STALL OVER THE SOUTHERN PANHANDLE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY
NIGHT. THE HEAVIER RAIN WILL BE STARTING UP THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS
THE NORTHERN PANHANDLE WITH AROUND HALF AN INCH TO 1.5 INCHES OF
RAIN EXPECTED BY THURSDAY NIGHT AS THE FRONT MOVES THROUGH. THE
SOUTHERN PANHANDLE WILL START SEEING THE HEAVIER RAIN THURSDAY
EVENING AND WILL SEE UPWARDS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN TOTAL THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT AS THE FRONT STALLS OVER THE AREA.

AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS WILL AGAIN BE ON THE RISE THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON. NONE OF THE GAGED RIVERS ARE CURRENTLY EXPECTED TO FLOOD
BUT THE TAIYA RIVER NEAR SKAGWAY AND MONTANA CREEK NEAR JUNEAU ARE
EXPECTED TO REACH BANKFULL AND APPROACH MINOR FLOOD STAGE THURSDAY
EVENING. OTHER SMALLER CREEKS AND STREAMS MAY ALSO RISE TO NEAR
BANKFULL THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

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