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Special Weather Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1254 PM AKDT Fri Jul 21 2017

Central Beaufort Sea Coast-Eastern Beaufort Sea Coast-
Northeastern Brooks Range-
Including Nuiqsut, Prudhoe Bay, Alpine, Deadhorse, Kuparuk,
Kaktovik, Flaxman Island, Anaktuvuk Pass, Atigun Pass,
Galbraith Lake, Sagwon, and Franklin Bluffs
1254 PM AKDT Fri Jul 21 2017

...Rapid Rises on Rivers Through Early Next Week...

A series of storm systems is expected to bring several rounds of
heavy rainfall in the Eastern Brooks Range and eastern North Slope
through Monday of next week. Rapid rises in rivers and streams
east of the Colville River can be expected into early next week.

Heavy rains associated with the first storm system have diminished
however another round of heavy rain with a second storm system is
expected to begin tonight and will continue into Saturday
morning. A third storm system is expected to bring yet another
round of heavy rain to the area beginning Sunday night and will
continue into Monday. Additional rainfall amounts of one inch or
more are expected through Monday.

As the rainfall makes its way into the drainages, sharp rises may
occur in a short period of time. Rivers will rise rapidly in the
Brooks Range and elevated water levels will spread to the coast.

Rivers may rise and fall then rise again after the second and
third surges of rain makes it into the river basins.

Extreme caution should be used if you are on or near the rivers,
or attempting to cross the rivers.

For the latest forecasts go to www.weather.gov/fairbanks


Western Arctic Coast-Northern Arctic Coast-
Including Wainwright, Atqasuk, Point Lay, Cape Lisburne, Barrow,
Alaktak, Pitt Point, and Nulavik
1254 PM AKDT Fri Jul 21 2017

...High Surf Possible Sunday Afternoon through Monday...

A series of early season storms will bring persistent west to
northwest winds along the coast north of Wainwright to Barrow
beginning tonight and continuing through Monday. Another storm
system is forecast to move into the southern Chukchi Sea Sunday.
The exact track of the second system will have a large influence
on storm surge values. At this time the highest surf levels are
expected to begin Sunday afternoon and continue through Monday.
Storm surge is expected to be 1 to 2 feet above normal tide levels
with wave run up likely reaching high water line Sunday evening.
Localized beach erosion will be possible beginning Sunday
afternoon and continuing into Monday. Those with interests along
the shore should move boats and other valuables above the high
water line.


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