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Flood Warning
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1222 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

AKZ222-202130-
/O.EXT.PAFG.FA.W.0002.000000T0000Z-190820T2130Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Middle Tanana Valley-
1222 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
  The Chena River Basin upstream of the Moose Creek Dam.

* Until 130 PM AKDT Tuesday.

* Water levels have crested, and will remain constant through
  tonight. Water levels will then slowly diminish late Tuesday.

* The Moose Creek Dam is currently operating. The dam will be
  regulating the Chena River so flows do not exceed 12,000 cubic
  feet per second in downtown Fairbanks. Low lying areas near the
  Chena River may experience minor flooding, and groundwater will
  rise to near the ground surface for several thousand feet west of
  the Moose Creek Dam. River navigation through the Moose Creek Dam
  will be unavailable during operation.

* Areas along the Upper Chena River, including the Chena River
  Recreation Area, will see high water and flooding into Tuesday.
  Campgrounds and boat launches along the river will be inundated.
  Granite Tors, Stiles Creek, and other low lying areas will also be
  flooded. Increased debris is expected to move downriver and
  significant erosion is possible along riverbanks.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

&&

LAT...LON 6486 14747 6485 14728 6482 14718 6487 14696
      6492 14676 6493 14638 6504 14626 6506 14624
      6505 14609 6492 14607 6487 14665 6481 14703
      6477 14717 6482 14734 6483 14746

$$

AEH


Flood Advisory


Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
225 AM AKDT Tue Aug 20 2019

AKZ222-223-220145-
/O.EXT.PAFG.FA.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-190822T0145Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Deltana and Tanana Flats-Middle Tanana Valley-
225 AM AKDT Tue Aug 20 2019

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has extended the

* Flood Advisory for...
  Minor flooding along the Tanana River from Shaw Creek to North
  Pole.

* Until 545 PM AKDT Wednesday.

* The Tanana River remains bankfull from the Salcha River downstream
  to North Pole, and may flow over the bank is some areas. In
  addition, ground water is rising to the surface many areas, and
  people have reported flooding in basements in the area near the
  Salcha Store.

* Some locations that will experience minor flooding or groundwater
  flooding include low lying areas between the Tanana River and the
  Richardson Highway from the Salcha River to North Pole, including
  the Salcha area. The Tanana River crested in this area Monday, and
  will slowly receed over the next several days. Groundwater
  flooding will remain for at least several more days.

* Impacts are expected to be flooding in basements, and flooding of
  some driveways and roads in low lying areas between the Richardson
  Highway and the Tanana River from the Salcha River to the Chena
  Flood Control Project. The city of North Pole is protected by a
  dike and will not see flooding, but basements and crawl spaces of
  homes in North Pole could get ground water flooding over the next
  several days.

LAT...LON 6481 14745 6478 14729 6471 14711 6454 14699
      6452 14694 6449 14700 6444 14697 6434 14680
      6426 14604 6422 14612 6426 14696 6466 14723
      6476 14748

$$

JB

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
146 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

AKZ221-222-212145-
/O.EXT.PAFG.FA.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-190821T2145Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Middle Tanana Valley-Central Interior-
146 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has extended the

* Flood Advisory for Minor Flooding in Poor Drainage Areas for...
  The Tanana River from Fairbanks to east of the Tanana town site...

* Until 145 PM AKDT Wednesday.

* The Tanana River at Fairbanks crested late Sunday night and began
  to recede Monday morning, but will remain high through at least
  Tuesday morning.

* The Tanana at Nenana is cresting this afternoon, but will remain
  steady into Tuesday. The river will begin falling Tuesday
  afternoon but will remain above minor flood stage until Wednesday
  afternoon. Afterward, river levels will remain high through the
  rest of the week.

* Low lying areas along the Tanana River, including the Rosie Creek
  subdivision in Fairbanks, are currently experiencing minor
  flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or
ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

&&

LAT...LON 6486 14747 6483 14746 6474 14750 6474 14790
      6462 14835 6452 14894 6459 14891 6461 14911
      6457 14922 6485 14932 6473 14994 6484 15040
      6491 15071 6482 15150 6509 15199 6514 15164
      6501 15072 6486 15000 6497 14924 6486 14902
      6464 14895 6470 14840 6478 14811 6486 14795

$$

AEH

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1253 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

AKZ221-225-202100-
/O.NEW.PAFG.FA.Y.0010.190819T2114Z-190820T2100Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Denali-Central Interior-
1253 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
  The confluence of the Nenana and Tanana Rivers...

* Until 100 PM AKDT Tuesday.

* The Tanana River is cresting this afternoon, but will remain
  steady into Tuesday. Tuesday afternoon, the river wlll begin
  falling but will remain above minor flood stage until Wednesday
  afternoon.

* River levels on the Nenana River will remain high until water
  levels on the Tanana River start to fall.

* The ponding of water in low spots in Nenana will continue through
  the end of the week.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Flooding is occurring or is imminent. It is important to know where
you are relative to streams, rivers, or creeks which can become
killers in heavy rains. Campers and hikers should avoid streams or
creeks.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or
ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.


LAT...LON 6419 14923 6416 14944 6433 14937 6450 14940
      6461 14911 6459 14891 6432 14902

$$

AEH


Small Craft Advisory


Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
353 AM AKDT Tue Aug 20 2019

Coastal Waters Forecast for Southwest Alaska+Bristol Bay+The
Alaska Peninsula Waters and the Aleutian Islands up to 100 nm out.

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent an average of the highest
one-third of the combined wind wave and swell height.

PKZ185-210045-
Saint Matthew Island Waters-
353 AM AKDT Tue Aug 20 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY...

.TODAY...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.WED...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.THU THROUGH FRI...N wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT...W wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
140 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

Northwestern Alaska Coastal Waters out 100 NM

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent the average of the highest one-
third of the combined wind-wave and swell height.

PKZ220-201415-
Wales to Cape Thompson-
140 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE...N winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Fog.
.WED...N winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Fog.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Fog.
.THU...N winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Fog.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.FRI...N winds 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.

$$

Aug 19

Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
140 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

Northwestern Alaska Coastal Waters out 100 NM

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent the average of the highest one-
third of the combined wind-wave and swell height.

PKZ210-201415-
Dall Point to Wales-
140 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NE winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.TUE...N winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Fog.
.WED...N winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Fog.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.THU...N winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft. Fog.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.FRI...N winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.SAT...N winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast for Arctic Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
133 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

Arctic Alaska Coastal Waters out 100 NM

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent the average of the highest one-
third of the combined wind-wave and swell height.

PKZ225-201415-
Cape Thompson to Cape Beaufort-
133 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft subsiding.
.TUE...N winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Fog.
.WED...NW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Fog.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Fog.
.THU...N winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft. Fog.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.FRI...N winds 20 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$


Frost Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1043 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

AKZ222-201800-
/O.NEW.PAFG.FR.Y.0001.190820T0643Z-190820T1800Z/
Middle Tanana Valley-
Including Fairbanks, Fort Wainwright, Eielson AFB, Ester,
North Pole, Moose Creek, Two Rivers, Fox, Chatanika,
Chena Hot Springs, and Sourdough Camp
1043 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM AKDT TUESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a Frost
Advisory, which is in effect until 10 AM AKDT Tuesday.

* LOCATION...Valley locations, including Fairbanks and North Pole.

* TEMPERATURE...Dropping to the lower 30s in Fairbanks, and into
  the upper 20s in low lying areas such as near Goldstream Creek.

* TIMING...Frost is expected to develop between 4am and 6am
  Tuesday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Frost Advisory means that frost is expected. Protect sensitive
outdoor plants which may be damaged by cold temperatures.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
National Weather Service ANCHORAGE AK
353 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

AKZ101-111-125-145-202200-
Anchorage-Matanuska Valley-Western Prince William Sound-
Susitna Valley-
Including the cities of Anchorage, Eagle River, Indian, Eklutna,
Palmer, Wasilla, Sutton, Chickaloon, Whittier, Seward, Girdwood,
Moose Pass, Talkeetna, Willow, and Cantwell
353 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

...AREAS OF SMOKE WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE KENAI PENINSULA,
ANCHORAGE BOWL, AND MAT-SU VALLEYS...

Light and variable winds will allow smoke from multiple wildfires
to spread across portions of the Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage Bowl,
and Mat-Su Valleys through midweek. The smoke will reduce
visibility to as low as one mile at times, and possibly less than
one mile near active fires. The worst conditions will be
overnight through the morning hours, with some improvement during
the afternoon and early evening. Persons with respiratory problems
may have difficulty breathing when outside. For more information
on Air Quality, please visit www.dec.alaska.gov.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
310 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

AKZ221>223-201600-
Central Interior-Middle Tanana Valley-Deltana and Tanana Flats-
Including Nenana, Anderson, Tanana, Minto, Manley Hot Springs,
Rampart, Lake Minchumina, Livengood, 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, and Healy Lake
310 PM AKDT Mon Aug 19 2019

...High Water Continues on Interior Alaska Rivers...

The water from heavy rains of last week 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. This includes the
areas along the Old Rich Highway in Salcha, the Rosie Creek
Subdivision near Fairbanks, areas near Nenana and Manley Hot
Springs.

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 crested Sunday near minor flood
stage, and water at both of those locations remains high but is
falling slowly. The Chena River at the Moose Creek Dam is cresting
now at minor flood stage and will remain that high today. The Dam
began operation Sunday night and will keep waters backed up
through today at least. The Chena River between the Dam and
Fairbanks will crest today below bankfull, but will remain high
for several more days. Minor flooding in the Steamboat Landing and
Freeman road areas is expected, as well as along other old
sloughs along the Chena River. The Salcha River crested and began
to fall Sunday, and the river levels will continue to fall
through Wednesday.


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.

The Chena River in Fairbanks is only 4 and a half feet below the
Barnette Street Bridge, and also close to the base of the Peger
Road and University avenue bridges. Many power boats are too tall
to make it under these bridges, and all boaters should be very
cautious.

$$

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