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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
333 PM AKDT SAT SEP 27 2014

AKZ017>029-281400-
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...HYDER
333 PM AKDT SAT SEP 27 2014

...MORE HEAVY RAIN WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR RISING RIVERS THIS WEEKEND...

ANOTHER EPISODE OF HEAVY RAIN IS IN THE WORKS AS A MOIST
ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TAKES AIM AT THE AREA AGAIN. THE MAIN TARGET IS THE
SOUTHERN PANHANDLE THIS TIME WITH THE HEAVIEST RAIN EXPECTED SAT
NIGHT INTO SUN. UPWARDS OF 5 INCHES OF RAIN IS EXPECTED OVER THE
SOUTHERN PANHANDLE FROM SAT MORNING THROUGH SUN AFTERNOON WITH
ANYWHERE FROM 1.5 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN EXPECTED ELSEWHERE. LOCAL
RIVERS AND STREAMS ARE EXPECTED TO DISPLAY RISES OVER THE WEEKEND
ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PANHANDLE. HOWEVER MOST ARE
CURRENTLY RUNNING SEVERAL FEET BELOW THEIR RESPECTIVE BANKFULL
LEVELS SO FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

IN ADDITION TO THE HEAVY RAIN...GUSTY WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED
ACROSS THE SOUTH. THE SWAYING TREES COULD LOOSEN THE SATURATED
SOILS ENOUGH TO INCREASE THE DANGER OF MUDSLIDES ON STEEP SLOPES
SAT NIGHT INTO SUN. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO
MONITOR THIS SITUATION THROUGH THE WEEKEND.


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