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Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 12:26 PM AKDT on May 23, 2015

Expires 8:15 PM EDT on May 24, 2015


... A Flood Warning remains in effect until 415 PM akdt Sunday for
the Dalton Highway from milepost 394 to deadhorse...

The northern portion of the Dalton Highway continues to experience
flooding due to snowmelt and ice in the Main Channel.

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 Friday and river gage data indicate that water
levels on the lower sag river have slowly fallen since Wednesday.
Exposed sand bars and stranded ice were observed along the Lower
Reach of the river yesterday. Areas of grounded ice still remain in
the Main Channel north of Dalton Highway milepost 394.

Flooding will continue over the next several days with water levels
expected to fall slowly as snowmelt tapers and ice within the Main
Channel melts.

For the latest Road conditions please check the Alaska Department
of Transportation website: dot.Alaska.Gov/nreg/Dalton-updates.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
Stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not expected.
However... all interested parties should take necessary precautions
immediately.


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Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 2:35 PM AKDT on May 23, 2015

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on May 25, 2015


The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has extended the

* Flood Advisory for...
for the kuparuk river...

* until 345 PM akdt Monday

* snowmelt and overflow of inplace channel ice is causing high water
levels on the lower kuparuk river. The USGS river gage appears to
have crested earlier today.

* Water levels will remain high and possibly fluctuate as snowmelt
continues and ice remains in the river channel. As of Saturday
morning the low water crossing along The Spine Road continues to
be overtopped.

* A pilot report from Friday indicated that water levels upriver
from The Spine Road have receded from Thursday.

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225 PM akdt Sat may 23 2015

... The Flood Advisory for melting snow remains in effect until 230 PM
akdt Monday for the Colville river near Colville Village...

Corrected...

High water from melting snow runoff is causing flooding along the
Colville river near Colville Village. An ice jam upriver from
Colville Village released late last night resulting in widespread
flooding of Colville Village. A run of sheet ice was also pushed up
onto the island during this ice jam release.

As of this morning water levels have receded about one foot from the
peak late last night and sheet ice remains in the Main Channel
adjacent to Colville Village.

Upstream near Nuiqsut water levels have gradually dropped since
Thursday and the Main Channel is mostly clear of ice.

This flooding will remain over sparsely populated areas of central
central Beaufort Sea coast.

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159 PM akdt Sat may 23 2015

... Flood Watch now in effect through Monday afternoon for all
rivers draining out of the coastal plain...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* all rivers draining out of the coastal plain

* through Monday afternoon

* the highest threat areas will be the Colville river... sag
river and kuparuk river. A Flood Warning is currently in
effect for the northern Dalton Highway near The Sag river. A
Flood Advisory is in effect for the lower Colville river and
the lower kuparuk river.

* Very warm temperatures over the Brooks range and the eastern
Arctic plain is causing rapid snow melt. Further snow melt will
result in Colville... sag and kuparuk river levels remaining high
and possibly rising further for several days.

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.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 2:43 PM AKDT on May 23, 2015


... Warm temperatures continue today...

Temperatures in the interior range mainly from the mid 70s to mid
80s as of 2 PM.

The Fairbanks International Airport recorded a preliminary
temperature of 82 degrees at 153 PM today. This breaks the
previous high temperature record of 80 degrees... set in 2002.
Temperatures can be expected to continue to rise in the interior.

A list of high temperatures across portions of northern Alaska will
be published later this evening.


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Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement
Alaska - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Arizona - Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
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