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AKZ203-260200-
/O.CON.PAFG.FA.A.0002.000000T0000Z-150526T0200Z/
/00000.0.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST-
INCLUDING...NUIQSUT...PRUDHOE BAY...ALPINE...DEADHORSE...KUPARUK
347 PM AKDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR ALL
RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* ALL RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN.

* THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* THE HIGHEST THREAT AREAS WILL BE THE COLVILLE AND SAG RIVERS. A
  FLOOD WARNING IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHERN DALTON
  HIGHWAY NEAR THE SAG RIVER.

* VERY WARM TEMPERATURES OVER THE BROOKS RANGE AND THE EASTERN
  ARCTIC PLAIN IS CAUSING RAPID SNOW MELT. FURTHER SNOW MELT WILL
  RESULT IN THE COLVILLE...SAG AND KUPARUK RIVER LEVELS REMAINING
  HIGH AND POSSIBLY RISING FURTHER THROUGH MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

KEEP UPDATED ON THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR THE
ISSUANCE OF FLOOD WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS
PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD
FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$
WGAK49PAFG_AKZ203
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AKZ203-280015-
/O.EXT.PAFG.FA.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150528T0015Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST-
223 PM AKDT SUN MAY 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FAIRBANKS HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  THE DALTON HIGHWAY FROM MILEPOST 394 TO DEADHORSE

* UNTIL 415 PM AKDT WEDNESDAY

* THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE DALTON HIGHWAY CONTINUES TO EXPERIENCE 
  FLOODING DUE TO SNOWMELT AND ICE IN THE MAIN CHANNEL. 

* AS OF THIS MORNING A PORTION OF THE FLOW FROM THE SAG RIVER 
  CONTINUES TO OVER TOP THE DALTON HIGHWAY NEAR MILEPOST 394 AND 
  FLOWS NORTHWARD ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY TOWARDS THE 
  DEADHORSE AIRPORT. WATER IS FLOWING EAST BACK INTO THE MAIN 
  CHANNEL THROUGH BREACHES IN THE DALTON HIGHWAY JUST SOUTH OF THE 
  AIRPORT.

* OBSERVER REPORTS FROM THIS WEEKEND AND RIVER GAGE DATA INDICATE 
  THAT WATER LEVELS ON THE LOWER SAG RIVER...EAST OF THE DALTON 
  HIGHWAY...HAVE SLOWLY FALLEN SINCE WEDNESDAY. EXPOSED SAND BARS 
  AND STRANDED ICE WERE OBSERVED ALONG THE LOWER REACH OF THE 
  RIVER ON FRIDAY. AREAS OF GROUNDED ICE STILL REMAIN IN THE MAIN 
  CHANNEL NORTH OF DALTON HIGHWAY MILEPOST 394.

* ICE WITHIN THE MAIN CHANNEL CONTINUES TO DIVERT A PORTION OF THE 
  SAG RIVER FLOW TO THE WEST TOWARDS THE DALTON HIGHWAY. WATER 
  LEVELS IN THE VICINITY OF THE HIGHWAY HAVE NOT DROPPED 
  SIGNIFICANTLY.

* FLOODING ALONG THE DALTON HIGHWAY IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE UNTIL 
  THE ICE WITHIN THE MAIN CHANNEL WHICH IS DIVERTING FLOW TO THE 
  WEST MELTS. RIVER DISCHARGE IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN HIGH WHILE 
  SNOWMELT RUNOFF CONTINUES THIS WEEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN 
REPORTED. 

LAT...LON 7017 14821 6985 14864 6989 14890 7021 14850

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FPAK51PAFG_AKZ203
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AKZ203-260415-
CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST-
INCLUDING...NUIQSUT...PRUDHOE BAY...ALPINE...DEADHORSE...KUPARUK
501 AM AKDT MON MAY 25 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR ALL
RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN...

|...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 PM AKDT WEDNESDAY
FOR THE DALTON HIGHWAY FROM MILEPOST 394 TO DEADHORSE...

...DENSE FOG THROUGH THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. DENSE FOG THINNING IN THE AFTERNOON.
VISIBILITY ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES IN THE MORNING. HIGHS
IN THE 40S. NORTHEAST WINDS TO 10 MPH.
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. EAST WINDS
5 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED RAIN
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.
LIGHT WINDS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHEAST
WINDS TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S.
NORTHEAST WINDS TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. 
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. 
.FRIDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. HIGHS AROUND 40. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
AROUND 40. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
AROUND 40. 

&&
             TEMPERATURE   /  PRECIPITATION
DEADHORSE    40   30   45  /   0   20   20 

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