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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
549 AM AKST SUN NOV 27 2016

AKZ017>029-280300-
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
549 AM AKST SUN NOV 27 2016

...SIGNIFICANT STORM LIKELY LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
NIGHT...

A STRONG LOW DEVELOPING OUT OF THE NORTH PACIFIC WILL RAPIDLY
MOVE INTO THE GULF TUESDAY AND THEN INLAND AS IT WEAKENS OVER THE
NORTHERN PANHANDLE AND NORTHWEST CANADA TUESDAY NIGHT.

THE COASTAL WATERS ARE EXPECTING STRONG GALES WITH THE POTENTIAL
FOR STORM FORCE WINDS IN THE NORTHEAST GULF AND VERY STRONG GUSTS
THROUGH THE INNER CHANNELS OF THE PANHANDLE.

ACCESS TO SUB TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL BRING IN THE POTENTIAL FOR 1
TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE COASTAL AREAS. WARM AIR WILL SURGE
NORTHWARD WITH THIS SYSTEM WHICH WILL LIMIT SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL
TO THE FAR NORTHERN PANHANDLE. DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF COLD AIR
IN PLACE...OVERRUNNING SNOW MAY BE SIGNIFICANT IN THIS AREA
ESPECIALLY AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THE POTENTIAL FOR HIGH
WINDS ACROSS THE PANHANDLE AND HEAVY SNOWFALL FOR THE FAR
NORTHERN PANHANDLE. THIS FORECAST WILL BE REFINED WITH ADDED
MODEL SOLUTIONS AND FORECASTER ANALYSIS.

THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AT 6 PM AKST SUNDAY OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

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