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Areal Flood Advisory

Statement as of 3:14 PM AKDT on July 30, 2016

... The Flood Advisory remains in effect until 230 am akdt Tuesday
for rivers and small streams east of Fairbanks and the Elliot
Highway... including the chena river upstream of Moose Creek dam... .

* between one half and two inches of rain has fallen over the chena
and Chatanika basins through Saturday morning. Additional rainfall
of around 1 inch is expected over the upper chena and Chatanika
basins through Sunday morning... with slightly lesser amounts over
the lower part of the basins. This rain is falling on soils
saturated from recent heavy rainfalls.

* Rapid rises will occur in the headwaters of local streams and
rivers beginning today with areas downstream rising through the
weekend into early next week.

* Expect the upper chena river near Two Rivers to be at 19.9 ft at
minor flood stage by Sunday afternoon. Further downstream... expect
the chena river below hunts creek to crest just below minor flood
stage at 16.6 feet by Monday morning... and 24.7 feet at minor
flood stage at Moose Creek dam by midday Monday.

* Low lying boat launches and trailheads will be inundated...
including the Granite tors trailhead... Stiles creek shooting
range... and the compeau trailhead.

* The forecast crests for the little chena and Chatanika rivers are
expected to remain below minor flood stage... however localized
flooding may occur near surrounding sloughs and low lying areas.

* A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated... or
ponding of water is occurring or is imminent. Do not attempt to
travel across flooded roads or trails.

Lat... Lon 6532 14602 6489 14602 6478 14715 6481 14721
      6484 14729 6485 14732 6486 14742 6546 14853


208 PM akdt Sat Jul 30 2016

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has extended the

* Flood Advisory for...
streams and rivers between the Tanana and Yukon rivers from
Fairbanks and the White Mountains west...

* until 830 PM akdt Tuesday

rain has been falling since Friday over the chena and Chatanika
basins as well as over higher terrain between the Yukon and Tanana
   rivers to the north and west of Fairbanks. Rainfall amounts as of
Saturday afternoon range from one-half inch to over two inches
   with the highest amounts over the hills north and east of
Fairbanks. Another inch of rain is expected through Sunday. Many
   stream and rivers in this area are already high due to heavy rain
   from last week.

This additional rain is expected to cause streams and small rivers
to rise rapidly tonight and Sunday with minor flooding possible.
Flooding will be most likely on smaller creeks in steep terrain.

* Some locations that will experience minor flooding include... low
spots along the Tanana river between Fairbanks and
Manley... including Perkins Landing... Nenana... and Manley Hot
Springs. Also included are goldstream creek... the Chatanika river
from the Elliott Highway downstream to Minto flats... and the
creeks crossing the Elliott and Dalton highways south of the Yukon
river. Minor flooding is also expected on the chena river in the
Steamboat Landing subdivision similar to what occurred earlier in
the week.

In Fairbanks... water levels on the chena river will rise through
   Monday but are not expected to be higher than the past week. Bike
   paths under bridges and low lying backyards will be under water
   as they were earlier this week.

   There is another Flood Advisory through Monday for the Chatanika
   river and for the chena river upstream of the Moose Creek dam. See
   that advisory for the impacts in those areas.

Lat... Lon 6546 14854 6479 14732 6445 14961 6518 15240


Record Report

Statement as of 4:42 PM AKDT on July 30, 2016

... Record daily rainfall in Bettles

Bettles broke the daily rainfall record with 0.60 inches of rain.
The previous record rainfall was 0.37 inches set in 1961 and tied
in 1999.

Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Arizona - Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
California - Areal Flood Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Beach Hazard Statement , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Colorado - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Flash Flood Watch
District of Columbia - Public Information Statement
Georgia - Record Report
Idaho - Fire Weather Warning , Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Record Report
Kansas - Flash Flood Warning , Special Statement
Maryland - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Record Report
Montana - Fire Weather Warning
Nebraska - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Special Statement
Nevada - Flash Flood Watch , Fire Weather Warning
New Jersey - Flash Flood Watch
New Mexico - Public Information Statement
New York - Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
North Carolina - Heat Advisory
North Dakota - Special Statement
Ohio - Public Information Statement
Oregon - Fire Weather Watch
Pennsylvania - Public Information Statement
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch
South Carolina - Heat Advisory , Record Report
South Dakota - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Utah - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch
Virginia - Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Record Report

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