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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
241 PM AKDT FRI APR 29 2016

AKZ017>029-301400-
CAPE FAIRWEATHER TO CAPE SUCKLING COASTAL AREA-
TAIYA INLET AND KLONDIKE HIGHWAY-HAINES BOROUGH AND LYNN CANAL-
GLACIER BAY-EASTERN CHICHAGOF ISLAND-
SALISBURY SOUND TO CAPE FAIRWEATHER COASTAL AREA-
CAPE DECISION TO SALISBURY SOUND COASTAL AREA-
EASTERN BARANOF ISLAND AND SOUTHERN ADMIRALTY ISLAND-
JUNEAU BOROUGH AND NORTHERN ADMIRALTY ISLAND-
INNER CHANNELS FROM KUPREANOF ISLAND TO ETOLIN ISLAND-
DIXON ENTRANCE TO CAPE DECISION COASTAL AREA-
SOUTHERN INNER CHANNELS-MISTY FJORDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...YAKUTAT...SKAGWAY...HAINES...GUSTAVUS...
HOONAH...ELFIN COVE...PELICAN...SITKA...PORT ALEXANDER...ANGOON...
JUNEAU...PETERSBURG...WRANGELL...KAKE...CRAIG...KLAWOCK...
KETCHIKAN...METLAKATLA...HYDER
241 PM AKDT FRI APR 29 2016

...HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS TO IMPACT THE PANHANDLE THIS
WEEKEND...

A STREAM OF SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE FROM THE NORTH PACIFIC WILL
RESULT IN HEAVY RAINFALL OVER MUCH OF THE AREA SATURDAY THROUGH
MONDAY. RAIN WILL QUICKLY SPREAD ACROSS THE PANHANDLE ON SATURDAY
BEFORE CONCENTRATING OVER THE SOUTHERN PANHANDLE SATURDAY NIGHT.
ON SUNDAY THE HEAVIEST RAIN BANDS WILL LIKELY RETURN
NORTHWARD...POTENTIALLY PERSISTING THROUGH MONDAY. TWO TO FOUR
INCHES OF RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION WITH LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS. CURRENT WATER LEVELS ARE LOW ON STREAMS AND RIVERS
IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA BUT SIGNIFICANT RISES ARE ANTICIPATED WITH
THIS EVENT. EVEN THOUGH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME...ANY
THREAT OF FLOODING WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED.

STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL ALSO OCCUR WITH THIS STORM ESPECIALLY ON
SATURDAY ACROSS MUCH OF THE PANHANDLE...AND POTENTIALLY FOR
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT AS WELL...AS A LOW TRAVELS NORTHWARD
ACROSS THE GULF. GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH WILL IMPACT THE COAST WHILE
40 MPH GUSTS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE INTERIOR PANHANDLE ON
SATURDAY.

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