Event : Special Weather Statement
Description : @ ...High Water on Interior Rivers through Memorial Day Weekend... A weather front will stall over the Southeast Interior tonight and persist into Thursday afternoon before dissipating. This front will bring 0.75 to 1.50 inches of rain to Salcha, Goodpaster, Fortymile, Johnson, and Robertson River Basins. It will also bring lesser amounts of rain to the Chena, Chatanika, and Birch Creek drainages. Water levels on rivers draining these upland areas are currently running near bankfull in some locations and combined with snowmelt at higher elevations they may be pushed to bankfull before the weekend is over. 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.
Headline : Special Weather Statement issued May 23 at 1:37PM AKDT by NWS Fairbanks
Notes : Alert for Deltana and Tanana Flats; Eastern Alaska Range; Middle Tanana Valley; Upper Tanana Valley and the Fortymile Country (Alaska) Issued by the National Weather Service
Last updated : May 23, 2018 1:37 PM