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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
535 AM AKDT TUE APR 28 2015

...POWERFUL FAST MOVING STORM TO IMPACT SOUTHERN PANHANDLE
TODAY...

.A STORM FORCE LOW WEST OF THE DIXON ENTRANCE WILL MOVE RAPIDLY
TO THE NORTH ALONG THE OUTER COAST THIS MORNING AND THEN WEAKEN
RAPIDLY AS IT MOVES INLAND NORTH OF SITKA LATER TODAY.

AKZ027-028-282100-
/X.EXT.PAJK.HW.W.0007.150428T1335Z-150428T2100Z/
DIXON ENTRANCE TO CAPE DECISION COASTAL AREA-
SOUTHERN INNER CHANNELS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRAIG...KLAWOCK...KETCHIKAN...
METLAKATLA
535 AM AKDT TUE APR 28 2015

...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM AKDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...LAND AREAS SOUTH OF SUMNER STRAIT AND WEST OF MISTY
  FJORDS. STRONGEST WINDS NEAR CLARENCE STRAIT AND ALONG THE WEST
  AND SOUTH COASTS OF PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND.

* WIND...45 MPH WINDS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 80 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE RAPIDLY THIS MORNING THEN
  DIMINISH BY EARLY AFTERNOON

* IMPACTS...THESE WINDS COULD CAUSE BRANCHES TO FALL ONTO POWER
  LINES. BE PREPARED IN CASE THERE IS A LOSS OF POWER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE SURE TO PROTECT BOATS AND AIRCRAFT. PEOPLE ARE URGED TO SECURE
LOOSE OBJECTS THAT COULD BE BLOWN AROUND OR DAMAGED BY THE WIND.

A WARNING MEANS THAT HIGH WINDS ARE ALREADY OCCURRING OR
IMMINENT. THESE WINDS COULD POSE A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED BY NOON AKDT TUESDAY OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

&&

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