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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
1012 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

AKZ017>025-060000-
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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...YAKUTAT...SKAGWAY...HAINES...GUSTAVUS...
HOONAH...ELFIN COVE...PELICAN...SITKA...PORT ALEXANDER...ANGOON...
JUNEAU
1012 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

...HEAVY RAINS EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT TO FRIDAY NIGHT...

A STRONG WEATHER FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE GULF AND INTO THE
NORTHERN HALF OF THE PANHANDLE THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. MODERATE
TO HEAVY RAINS OF 1 TO 3 TENTHS OF AN INCH AN HOUR WILL BEGIN LATE
THURSDAY AFTERNOON NEAR YAKUTAT AND CONTINUE INTO THE LATE
OVERNIGHT HOURS. THE HEAVY RAIN WILL THEN MOVE SOUTHEAST INTO THE
NORTHERN PANHANDLE. RAIN RATES OF 1 TENTH TO A QUARTER INCH AN
HOUR ACROSS THE NORTHERN PANHANDLE ARE EXPECTED FROM LATE THURSDAY
NIGHT TO FRIDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE THEY START TO DIMINISH. NORTHERN
PANHANDLE RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THURSDAY EVENING TO FRIDAY AFTERNOON
RANGE BETWEEN 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH A FEW AREAS LOCALLY RECEIVING
MORE.

RIVER AND STREAM LEVELS WILL SEE RAPID RISES INTO FRIDAY ACROSS
THE NORTHERN PANHANDLE POTENTIALLY REACHING OR EXCEEDING BANKFULL
LEVELS. THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED AND REVIEWED
AS MORE DATA BECOMES AVAILABLE.

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