Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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Special Weather Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
206 PM AKDT Fri May 25 2018

AKZ222>224-226-272100-
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
206 PM AKDT Fri May 25 2018

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

Scattered to numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms will
continue Friday and Saturday for the Central and Eastern
Interior. Additional amounts of rain of 0.25 inches with locally
higher amounts in areas with heavy downpours. River levels
remain high for the Chena, Salcha, Goodpaster, Fortymile,
Johnson, and Robertson River Basins. Rivers will continue
to run high for the next several days.

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. Also the high water is limiting clearance for boats under
the bridges along the Chena.

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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