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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK
300 PM AKDT TUE JUL 26 2016

...FLOOD POTENTIAL...

A FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE CHENA RIVER AT MOOSE CREEK DAM
UNTIL 245 WEDNESDAY. THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS CONTINUES TO OPERATE THE
FLOOD CONTROL DAM. GROUNDWATER HAS RISEN JUST WEST OF THE MOOSE
CREEK DAM IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS. LOW LYING BOAT LAUNCHES AND
TRAILHEADS MAY STILL BE UNDERWATER AS WELL. EROSION MAY HAVE
COMPROMISED RIVER ACCESS POINTS IN THE CHENA RECREATION AREA. IN THE
STEAMBOAT LANDING SUBDIVISION IN NORTH POLE, WATER LEVELS SHOULD
REMAIN IN MINOR FLOOD TROUGH THE WEEK. PLEASE REFER TO THE FLOOD
ADVISORY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

HIDDEN CREEK GLACIER DAMMED LAKE IN THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE MCCARTHY IS
RELEASING. WATER LEVELS ON THE KENNICOTT RIVER BEGAN TO RISE
ABRUPTLY LATE MONDAY NIGHT. PLEASE REFER TO THE RIVER STATEMENT FOR
MORE INFORMATION.

THE FLOOD POTENTIAL FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE STATE IS CURRENTLY LOW.

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION...

A CLOSED UPPER LOW HAS MADE ITS WAY INTO THE WESTERN PACIFIC BY
CROSSING THE ALASKA PENINSULA TUESDAY MORNING. MOIST ONSHORE FLOW
HAS COVERED MOST OF THE ALASKA PENINSULA, THE SOUTHERN MAINLAND AND
TO SOME EXTENT THE PANHANDLE IN A CLOUD SHIELD. A WEAK SHORT WAVE
CAN BE SEEN IN THE VISIBLE IMAGERY DRIVING INTO THE EASTERN KENAI
PENINSULA. THE HIGHEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS ON DAY ONE WILL LIKELY RANGE
BETWEEN 1 AND 2 INCHES ALONG THE NORTH GULF COAST. ANOTHER STRONGER
SHORT WAVE SWINGS UP INTO THE NORTHEAST GULF AND BECOMES STATIONARY
THROUGH THRUSDAY. RAINFALL ON DAY TWO CLIMBS BETWEEN 2 AND 3 INCHES
ALONG THE NORTHEAST GULF WITH LIGHTER AMOUNTS ELSEWHERE ALONG THE
GULF COAST AND NORTHERN SOUTHEAST.

...PRECIPITATION...

SELECTED PRECIPITATION TOTALS OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 4 AM
TODAY:

LOCATION NAME                 PE TS   24 HR
======== ====                 == ==   =====
PAWR     WHITTIER             PP RZ :   2.46
EYKA2    MT EYAK              PC RM :   2.30
CBHA2    CORDOVA BOAT HARBOR  PC RP :   2.06
ESIA2    ESTHER ISLAND        PC RM :   1.70
CGMA2    CHIGMIT MOUNTAINS    PC RG :   1.58
CGMA2    CHIGMIT MOUNTAINS    PP RG :   1.49
NUCA2    NUCHEK               PC RM :   1.40
TTKA2    TATITLEK             PC RM :   1.20
PEDA2    PEDERSEN LAGOON      PP RG :   1.19
GGLA2    GATES GLACIER        PC RG :   1.19
SRFA2    STRAWBERRY REEF      PC RM :   1.10
MLRA2    MCNEIL RIVER SGS     PC RM :   1.10
GGLA2    GATES GLACIER        PP RG :   1.09
FPKA2    FOURPEAKED RAWS      PP RG :   1.09
PATO     PORTAGE GLACIER      PP RZ :   0.95
PPSA2    POWDER PATCH STATION PC RZ :   0.90
SVRA2    SILVER SALMON LAKES  PC RG :   0.83
PACV     CORDOVA              PP RZ :   0.83
PSJA2    PORT SAN JUAN        PC R2 :   0.80
PAYA     YAKUTAT              PP RZ :   0.74
ECEA2    EAGLECREST TOP CWOP  PP RZ :   0.74
NUKA2    NUKA GLACIER SNOTEL  PC RM :   0.70
PATK     TALKEETNA            PP RZ :   0.59
SGSA2    SKILAK GUARD STATION PC RG :   0.51
SRYA2    SITUK RIVER NR YAKUT PP RG :   0.50
INPA2    INDIAN PASS SNOTEL   PC RM :   0.50
DBWA2    DRY BAY GLACIER BAY  PP RG :   0.50
JSBA2    SUICIDE BASIN        PP RZ :   0.49
TRTA2    TALKEETNA RIVER ABV  PP RG :   0.48
KNAA2    MYSTERY CREEK AT KEN PC RG :   0.46
EXGA2    EXIT GLACIER         PC R2 :   0.42
WRYA2    WEARY LAKE           PC RM :   0.40
TUGA2    TURNAGAIN PASS SNOTE PC RM :   0.40
SKLA2    KENAI RIVER BLW SKIL PP RG :   0.38
COVA2    COVILLE RAWS         PP RG :   0.37

...LONG RANGE...

THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES LIMITED TO THE SOUTHERN COAST INCLUDING
ALASKA PENINSULA AND SOUTHEAST. THE BIGGER NEWS IS THE GOOD
PROBABILITIES OF MUCH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER MUCH OF THE
MAINLAND.

THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER MOST OF THE STATE EXCEPT MAYBE THE
TIP OF THE SOUTHERN PANHANDLE.

PLEASE REFER TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER HOME PAGE FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION.

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THIS TEXT PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED DAILY UNTIL FREEZEUP IN THE FALL. A
GRAPHICAL VERSION OF THE HYDROMET DISCUSSION IS AVAILABLE AT
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/APRFC/GRAPHICALHMD

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