Event : Special Weather Statement
Description : @ ...High Water Across the Interior... Rainfall between Thursday and Saturday was over 1 inch in the area south of Circle to Tanana (excluding the Fortymile Basin which was drier), with 2 inches over most of the area south of Wonder Lake to Fairbanks to the Gerstle River, and 3 to 4 inches along the Alaska Range between the Delta Junction and Denali, with the Eielson Visitor Center come in at 4 inches. Most of this rain fell in a 24 hours period between early Fri morning and Saturday morning. Most of the water has moved out of streams and into larger rivers. The Nenana River has a flood advisory, with minor flooding occuring in the city of Nenana, and that flooding is expected to continue for several more days. The Tanana River has a flood advisory from Shaw Creek all the way to the city of Tanana with flooding in low lying areas along the Tanana River, which will last for several more days. The Little Chena and Goodpaster Rivers crested Sat below bankfull and the threat of flooding is over on both of those rivers. The Upper Chena River crested Saturday at minor flood stage, and the Chena River near Hunts Creek is expected to crest today near minor flood stage, with the Chena in Fairbanks cresting on Monday below bankfull. The Salcha River will crest today over a foot above flood stage, which is the highest water level on the Salcha River since 2014. Ground water flooding into basements is occuring in the Salcha area, and could occur in North Pole and Fairbanks, and at any low lying areas along the Tanana River and the Chena River. The water table in all of these areas will remain high for at least several more days.
Headline : Special Weather Statement issued August 18 at 9:10AM AKDT by NWS Fairbanks
Notes : Alert for Central Interior; Deltana and Tanana Flats; Denali; Eastern Alaska Range; Middle Tanana Valley (Alaska) Issued by the National Weather Service
Last updated : Aug 18, 2019 9:10 AM