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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
308 PM AKDT WED AUG 24 2016

AKZ018-251500-
TAIYA INLET AND KLONDIKE HIGHWAY-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...SKAGWAY
308 PM AKDT WED AUG 24 2016

...TAIYA RIVER LEVELS EXPECTED TO RISE FRIDAY...

RAINFALL AROUND 1 INCH ACROSS THE NORTHERN PANHANDLE THURSDAY
EVENING INTO FRIDAY. HIGHER RAINFALL AMOUNTS FOR THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS SUCH AS THE TAIYA RIVER BASIN. FORECAST FOR THE TAIYA
RIVER TO RISE ABOVE BANKFULL OF 16.0 FEET BUT REMAIN BELOW MINOR
FLOOD STAGE OF 16.5 FRIDAY EVENING NEAR A STAGE OF 16.3 FEET. AT
16.1 FEET PORTIONS OF THE CHILKOOT TRAIL BEGIN TO INUNDATE WITH
WATER. THIS SITUATION WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED AND ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.

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