Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
159 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

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

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY 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
159 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

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

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* ALL RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN

* THROUGH MONDAY 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 POSSIBLY RISING FURTHER FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

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.

&&

$$

AKZ220-250100-
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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
159 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* THE PORCUPINE RIVER BETWEEN THE COLLEEN RIVER AND NEAR FORT
  YUKON

* THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON

* RECENT VERY WARM TEMPERATURES ACROSS EASTERN ALASKA ARE CAUSING
  HIGH WATER LEVELS ON THE PORCUPINE RIVER. A PILOT REPORT FROM
  FRIDAY EVENING NOTED THAT THE WATER WAS FALLING NEAR WHERE THE
  COLLEEN RIVER EMPTIES INTO THE PORCUPINE RIVER.

* HIGH WATER WILL CONTINUE TO BE AN ISSUE THROUGH THE HOLIDAY
  WEEKEND AS THE SNOWMELT WATER FILTERS THROUGH THE LOWER REACH OF
  THE PORCUPINE RIVER FROM THE MOUTH OF THE COLLEEN RIVER TO FORT
  YUKON. A FLOOD WARNING IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR THE LOWER
  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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