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WGAK87 PAJK 181246
FLSAJK

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
446 AM AKDT MON AUG 18 2014

AKZ018-181255-
/O.CAN.PAJK.FA.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-140819T0200Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
TAIYA INLET AND KLONDIKE HIGHWAY AK-
446 AM AKDT MON AUG 18 2014

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE TAIYA RIVER NEAR
SKAGWAY...

RAINFALL RATES HAVE DIMINISHED OVERNIGHT ALLOWING THE TAIYA RIVER TO
CREST WITH WATER LEVEL FALLING THROUGH THE MORNING. THE TAIYA RIVER
BASIN RECEIVED ABOUT A HALF INCH OF RAIN IN THE LAST 24 HOURS AFTER
A VERY WET PREVIOUS WEEK WHICH MADE THE AREA SATURATED AND CAUSED
ALL OF THE NEW RAIN TO FALL AS RUNOFF INTO THE RIVER.

THE TAIYA RIVER CRESTED AT 17.1 FEET AT 9 PM AKDT WHICH IS JUST
ABOVE MODERATE FLOOD STATE OF 17.0 FEET. RIVER LEVELS HAVE BEEN
DROPPING RAPIDLY AND WILL BE BELOW MINOR FLOOD STAGE OF 16.5 FEET
EARLY MONDAY MORNING AND THEN FALL BELOW BANKFULL STAGE OF 16 FEET
BY MONDAY AFTERNOON.

LAT...LON 5957 13502 5941 13506 5939 13497 5934 13505
      5936 13541 5974 13569 5982 13550

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PRB





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