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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
203 PM AKST FRI FEB 5 2016

AKZ022-023-026>029-061115-
SALISBURY SOUND TO CAPE FAIRWEATHER COASTAL AREA-
CAPE DECISION TO SALISBURY SOUND COASTAL AREA-
INNER CHANNELS FROM KUPREANOF ISLAND TO ETOLIN ISLAND-
DIXON ENTRANCE TO CAPE DECISION COASTAL AREA-
SOUTHERN INNER CHANNELS-MISTY FJORDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELFIN COVE...PELICAN...SITKA...
PORT ALEXANDER...PETERSBURG...WRANGELL...KAKE...CRAIG...KLAWOCK...
KETCHIKAN...METLAKATLA...HYDER
203 PM AKST FRI FEB 5 2016

...STRONG WINDS POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY...HEAVY RAIN LIKELY OVER THE
SOUTHERN PANHANDLE SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...

A STRONG FRONT WILL REACH THE PANHANDLE ON SUNDAY...RESULTING IN
GALE FORCE WINDS OVER THE GULF AND SOUTHERN INSIDE CHANNELS.
STRONG SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS GUSTING FROM 40 TO 50 MPH WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE FOR COASTAL COMMUNITIES...AS WELL AS THE KETCHIKAN AREA.
VERY MOIST AIR WILL SPREAD NORTH WITH THE FRONT...AND PERSIST OVER
THE SOUTHERN PANHANDLE INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. HEAVY SNOW WILL BE
POSSIBLE FOR HYDER ON SUNDAY...WITH HEAVY RAIN OCCURRING ACROSS
THE REMAINDER OF THE SOUTHERN PANHANDLE THROUGH TUESDAY.

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