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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Juneau AK
633 AM AKDT Tue Sep 26 2017

AKZ017>029-270000-
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, and Hyder
633 AM AKDT Tue Sep 26 2017

...HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACROSS THE
PANHANDLE...

A front moving through the panhandle today is bringing another
round of rain, heavy at times. Forty-eight hour totals beginning
early Tuesday morning show precipitation values expected to range
from 1.5 inches in the southern panhandle to as much as 4 to 5
inches in the central panhandle, and around 2 inches in the
northern channels. The heaviest rain bands will migrate from the
southern Panhandle into the northern and central Panhandle by
Tuesday night. Later Wednesday night, the entire system pushes
across the Panhandle.

Rivers, lakes, and streams will rise significantly, with several
across the northern inner channels from Juneau to Skagway possibly
reaching or rising above bankfull levels by late Wednesday night,
however, at this time they are expected to remain below flood
stage.

Additional rain is forecast through the end of week, although the
rainfall amounts are not expected to rival the values from the
first part of the week. Rainfall and river stages will continue
to be monitored and additional statements regarding this event may
be issued.

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