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Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1153 AM AKDT SAT JUL 16 2016

...POTENTIAL HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE WEST COAST AND WESTERN INTERIOR...

A MODERATELY STRONG LOW IN THE ARCTIC WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE
EASTWARD IN THE ARCTIC. ITS COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP DOWN ACROSS
NORTHERN ALASKA AND REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY WITH MOISTURE BEING
FED INTO THE REGION ALONG THE COLD FRONT.

SINCE THE FRONT WILL REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY FROM ABOUT SUNDAY
MORNING THROUGH ABOUT MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MODERATELY STRONG WEST
FLOW IT IS LIKELY THAT SEVERAL AREAS IN THE PATH OF THIS MOISTURE
COULD RECEIVE NEAR 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL FROM EARLY SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

THE SEWARD PENINSULA ALONG WITH THE THE AREAS FROM ABOUT BUCKLAND
SOUTH TO SAINT MICHAEL WILL SEE COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL. THE
RAINFALL WILL LIKELY MOVE INTO THE WESTERN INTERIOR WITH THE
Heaviest AMOUNTS FROM NORTH OF HUSLIA IN THE PURCELL MOUNTAINS
AND THEN SOUTH ABOUT THE KUSKOKWIM MOUNTAINS.

RIVERS WILL LIKELY RISE SIGNIFICANTLY AND LOW LYING AREAS MAY SEE
SOME PONDING OF WATER.

THE POTENTIAL HEAVY RAINFALL EVENT WILL BE CONTINUALLY MONITORED
FOR ANY POSSIBLE WATCHES THAT MAY ARISE FROM THIS EXPECTED
RAINFALL.

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