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National Weather Service Juneau AK
349 AM AKST Wed Jan 11 2017

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...
349 AM AKST Wed Jan 11 2017


A shift to warmer and wetter weather across Southeast Alaska is
on track by the weekend. Clouds increase over the Panhandle
Wednesday. A light amount of accumulating snow will fall at sea
level late Wednesday and into Thursday over the central and
northern panhandle. Strengthening southerly winds will bring
milder temperatures and transition snow to rain from south to
north Thursday into Friday. A stronger weather system will
approach the Panhandle from the southwest Friday and into the
weekend with moderate to heavy precipitation. Temperatures will
have moderated enough over a large portion of the area for this to
fall mainly as rain. Temperatures will be cold enough across the
far northern panhandle and Hyder for precipitation to remain
mostly as snow.

Some travel impact is possible as rain falls on the existing snow
and ice pack causing slippery conditions. Significant
accumulations are possible especially along the Klondike and
Haines highways Saturday.


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