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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
313 PM AKDT THU APR 28 2016

AKZ017>029-291400-
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
313 PM AKDT THU APR 28 2016

...HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS TO IMPACT THE PANHANDLE THIS
WEEKEND...

A STREAM OF SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE SPREADING INTO THE PANHANDLE WILL
RESULT IN HEAVY RAINFALL OVER MUCH OF THE AREA SATURDAY THROUGH
MONDAY. WHILE IT IS TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE THE AREA OF HEAVIEST
RAINFALL...MOST AREAS ARE EXPECTED TO RECEIVE AT LEAST 3 INCHES OF
RAIN. CURRENT WATER LEVELS ARE LOW ON STREAMS AND RIVERS ACROSS
THE PANHANDLE BUT SIGNIFICANT RISES ARE ANTICIPATED WITH THIS TYPE
OF RAINFALL. THE FLOOD THREAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED
THROUGHOUT THE WEEK AND INTO THE WEEKEND.

ADDITIONALLY STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO ACCOMPANY THIS WEATHER SYSTEM
WITH WINDS EXPECTED TO REACH STORM FORCE OF 50 KT OVER THE
NORTHERN GULF ON SATURDAY. GUSTY WINDS CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED OVER
THE INNER CHANNELS AND SURROUNDING LAND AREAS THIS WEEKEND.

THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED BY 6 AM AKDT FRIDAY OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

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