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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
852 PM AKDT TUE MAY 24 2016

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CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST-
INCLUDING...NUIQSUT...PRUDHOE BAY...ALPINE...DEADHORSE...KUPARUK
852 PM AKDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR THE
COLVILLE RIVER DELTA...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* THE COLVILLE RIVER DELTA.

* THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING

* AS OF TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE WATER LEVEL ON THE COLVILLE RIVER
  AT UMIAT HAS INCREASED 7 FEET SINCE SATURDAY DUE TO SNOWMELT AND
  RAIN. WATER LEVELS ARE NOW RISING AT THE COLVILLE DELTA AND ARE
  EXPECTED TO RISE SIGNIFICANTLY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. MOST
  WATER IS NOW FLOWING THROUGH THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE
  DELTA...WITH ICE IN PLACE IN THE EASTERN CHANNEL.

* MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN LOW LYING AREAS OF THE COLVILLE
  RIVER DELTA BY TUESDAY EVENING AS THE SURGE OF WATER MOVES
  DOWNRIVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

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