Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
346 PM AKDT THU MAY 21 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE
PORCUPINE RIVER FROM THE CANADIAN BORDER TO THE YUKON RIVER...

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR
ALL RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN...

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CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST-
INCLUDING...NUIQSUT...PRUDHOE BAY...ALPINE...DEADHORSE...KUPARUK
346 PM AKDT THU MAY 21 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR
ALL RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* AL RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN

* THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON

* THE HIGHEST THREAT AREAS WILL BE THE COLVILLE RIVER...SAG RIVER
  AND KUPARUK RIVER. A FLOOD WARNING IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR
  THE NORTHERN DALTON HIGHWAY NEAR THE SAG RIVER. A FLOOD ADVISORY
  IS IN EFFECT FOR THE LOWER COLVILLE RIVER AND THE LOWER KUPARUK
  RIVER.

* VERY WARM TEMPERATURES OVER THE BROOKS RANGE AND THE EASTERN
  ARCTIC PLAIN IS CAUSING RAPID SNOW MELT. FURTHER SNOW MELT
  WILL RESULT IN COLVILLE...SAG AND KUPARUK RIVER LEVELS
  REMAINING HIGH AND LIKELY RISING FURTHER. WATER LEVELS ARE
  EXPECTED TO REMAIN HIGH FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

* FLOODING IS POSSIBLE NEAR THE COLVILLE...SAG AND KUPARUK
  RIVERS AS WATER MAY INUNDATE LOW LYING AREAS AS MORE RIVER ICE
  MOVES DOWNSTREAM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

KEEP UPDATED ON THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR THE
ISSUANCE OF FLOOD WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS
PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD
FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$

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YUKON FLATS AND SURROUNDING UPLANDS-
INCLUDING...FORT YUKON...VENETIE...CENTRAL...CIRCLE...
STEVENS VILLAGE...BEAVER...CHALKYITSIK...BIRCH CREEK...
CIRCLE HOT SPRINGS...EAGLE SUMMIT...TWELVEMILE SUMMIT
346 PM AKDT THU MAY 21 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* THE PORCUPINE RIVER FROM THE CANADIAN BORDER TO THE YUKON RIVER

* THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON

* VERY WARM TEMPERATURES ACROSS EASTERN ALASKA ARE CAUSING RAPID
  SNOW MELT. THIS IS CAUSING HIGH WATER LEVELS ON THE PORCUPINE
  RIVER. THIS HIGH WATER IS MAKING ITS WAY DOWN THE PORCUPINE
  RIVER THIS WEEK. THE HIGH WATER ON THE PORCUPINE IS ALSO
  COMBINED WITH A HIGH VOLUME OF WATER FROM THE TRIBUTARIES OF
  THE PORCUPINE RIVER.

* FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ON THE PORCUPINE RIVER FROM THE CANADIAN
  BORDER TO JUST UPRIVER OF FORT YUKON THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A
  FLOOD WARNING IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE
  PORCUPINE RIVER NEAR FORT YUKON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

KEEP UPDATED ON THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR THE
ISSUANCE OF FLOOD WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS
PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD
FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$
JL MAY 15



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