Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
1048 AM AKDT MON MAY 23 2016

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CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST-
INCLUDING...NUIQSUT...PRUDHOE BAY...ALPINE...DEADHORSE...KUPARUK
1048 AM AKDT MON MAY 23 2016

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR THE
COLVILLE RIVER DELTA...

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* THE COLVILLE RIVER DELTA.

* THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING

* AS OF MONDAY MORNING...THE WATER LEVEL ON THE COLVILLE RIVER AT
  UMIAT HAS INCREASED 6 FEET SINCE SATURDAY DUE TO SNOWMELT AND
  RAIN. WATER LEVELS ARE NOW RISING AT THE COLVILLE DELTA AND ARE
  EXPECTED TO RISE SIGNIFICANTLY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. IN
  ADDITION TO THE HIGH WATER...ICE STILL REMAINS IN PLACE ON SOME
  CHANNELS ALONG THE COLVILLE RIVER DELTA AND MAY CAUSE WATER TO
  BACK UP.

* MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN LOW LYING AREAS OF THE COLVILLE
  RIVER DELTA BY TUESDAY AS THE SURGE OF WATER MOVES DOWNRIVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

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