Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1200 PM AKDT Thu May 24 2018

AKZ222>224-226-262000-
Middle Tanana Valley-Deltana and Tanana Flats-
Upper Tanana Valley and the Fortymile Country-
Eastern Alaska Range-
Including Fairbanks, Fort Wainwright, Eielson AFB, Ester,
North Pole, Moose Creek, Two Rivers, Fox, Chatanika,
Chena Hot Springs, Sourdough Camp, Salcha, Delta Junction,
Fort Greely, Harding/Birch Lake, Dry Creek, Dot Lake, Healy Lake,
Tok, Tanacross, Eagle, Tetlin, Northway, Alcan, Chicken,
Boundary, Mentasta Lake, Black Rapids, Donnelly Dome,
Trims DOT Camp, Eagle Trail, and Mineral Lake
1200 PM AKDT Thu May 24 2018

...High Water on Interior Rivers through Memorial Day Weekend...

A weather front has stalled over the Interior and will persist
into Thursday afternoon before dissipating. This front will bring
0.25 to 0.50 inches of rain to the Chena, Salcha, Goodpaster,
Fortymile, Johnson, and Robertson River Basins. It will also bring
lesser amounts of rain to the Chatanika, and Birch Creek
drainages. Numerous showers will continue Friday into Saturday for
the Eastern Interior. Additional amounts of rain for the Eastern
Interior of 0.25 to 0.50 inches with locally higher amounts in
areas with heavy downpours. Lesser amounts of rain expected over
the Middle Tanana Valley Friday and Saturday.

Water levels on rivers draining these upland areas are currently
running near bankfull and will remain high through the weekend.

Increased debris such as logs and sticks moving downriver has
already been noted and local bank erosion is possible through the
weekend. Most gravel bars are already covered with water and some
river access points have water over them, or may become impassable
due to the high water. People on or near Interior rivers should
be prepared for high water, use extreme caution if near the
rivers, and move items away from the river as they continue to
rise.

Water levels are expected to gradually fall next week.

For the latest weather forecasts go to www.weather.gov/fairbanks
and for the latest river information go to www.weather.gov/aprfc.


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