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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
1140 AM AKDT TUE JUL 26 2016

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TAIYA INLET AND KLONDIKE HIGHWAY-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...SKAGWAY
1140 AM AKDT TUE JUL 26 2016

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JUNEAU HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR THE NORTHERN INNER CHANNELS...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREA...SKAGWAY.

* FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT

* LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS IS EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN SOUTHEAST
  ALASKA WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. THIS RAIN COMBINED WITH ALREADY
  ELEVATED WATER LEVELS FROM PREVIOUS RAINFALL WILL LIKELY CAUSE
  WATER LEVELS ALONG THE TAIYA RIVER TO RISE ABOVE THE MODERATE
  FLOOD STAGE OF 17 FEET BY LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING. THE FORECAST
  PEAK STAGE IS AROUND 18 FEET LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WITH ONLY A
  GRADUAL DECREASE IN WATER LEVELS EXPECTED THROUGH THU NIGHT.

* AT THE FORECAST PEAK STAGE OF AROUND 18 FEET...THE NATIONAL PARK
  SERVICE MAY CLOSE THE CHILKOOT TRAIL DUE TO FLOODING IMPACTS
  ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH WATER IN THE SURROUNDING WATERSHED. WATER
  WOULD BE HIGHER THAN KNEE DEEP ON LOWER PORTIONS OF THE CHILKOOT
  TRAIL AND MAKE TRAIL ORIENTATION AND NAVIGATION DIFFICULT IN
  THAT AREA. ALSO THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ADVISES AGAINST
  BOATING AND OTHER RECREATIONAL WATER-BASED ACTIVITIES ON THE
  TAIYA RIVER ABOVE A STAGE OF 17 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
FLOODING IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.

PERSONS LIVING ALONG STREAMS SHOULD STAY ALERT AND BE PREPARED TO
TAKE ACTION IF A WARNING OR ADVISORY IS ISSUED, OR FLOODING IS
OBSERVED.

THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED BY MIDNIGHT AKDT TONIGHT OR SOONER
IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.

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