Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
138 PM AKDT FRI MAY 22 2015

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CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST-
138 PM AKDT FRI MAY 22 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FAIRBANKS HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  THE DALTON HIGHWAY FROM MILEPOST 394 TO DEADHORSE

* UNTIL 415 PM AKDT SUNDAY

* THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE DALTON HIGHWAY CONTINUES TO EXPERIENCE
  FLOODING DUE TO SNOWMELT AND ICE IN THE MAIN CHANNEL. AS OF THIS
  MORNING A PORTION OF THE FLOW FROM THE SAG RIVER CONTINUES TO OVER
  TOP THE DALTON HIGHWAY NEAR MILEPOST 394 AND FLOWS NORTHWARD ALONG
  THE WEST SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY TOWARDS THE DEADHORSE AIRPORT. WATER
  IS FLOWING EAST BACK INTO THE MAIN CHANNEL THROUGH BREACHES IN THE
  DALTON HIGHWAY JUST SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT.

* SINCE WEDNESDAY WATER LEVELS IN THE VICINITY OF THE DEADHORSE
  AIRPORT HAVE DROPPED BUT FLOODING SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT CONTINUES.

* REPORTS FROM THURSDAY INDICATE THAT ICE WITHIN THE MAIN EAST
  CHANNEL OF THE SAG RIVER IS BEGINNING TO MELT. WATER LEVELS ON THE
  EAST SIDE OF THE SAG RIVER ARE REPORTED TO BE LOWER...ASSOCIATED
  WITH THIS MELTING RIVER ICE. NO NEW AREAS OF OVERTOPPING OR
  FLOODING ALONG THE DALTON HIGHWAY WERE REPORTED THURSDAY.

* AS OF THIS AFTERNOON RIVER LEVELS REMAIN HIGH AT THE SAG RIVER
  GAGE UPSTREAM FROM THIS FLOODED AREA. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES
  WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF WILL
  CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL DAYS. FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST FOR
  SEVERAL DAYS UNTIL SNOWMELT ENDS AND THE RIVER ICE WITHIN THE MAIN
  SAG RIVER CHANNEL CLEARS OUT.


* FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PLEASE CHECK THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT
  OF TRANSPORTATION WEBSITE: DOT.ALASKA.GOV/NREG/DALTON-UPDATES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN
REPORTED. STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT
EXPECTED. HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY
PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

LAT...LON 7017 14821 6985 14864 6989 14890 7021 14850

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TARDIF-HUBER



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