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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement issued May 23 at 2:26AM AKDT by NWS Fairbanks AK

A weather system will bring snow to the Brooks Range Passes Thursday night into Saturday. Expect snow showers to begin Thursday night and persist through Saturday morning. Snowfall amounts around 2 to 5 inches with the heaviest accumulations over the higher elevations of the Dalton Highway. Northerly winds will increase to 15 to 25 mph on Friday as well producing blowing snow and low visibility with the snow showers.

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Area
Central Arctic Plains; Central Brooks Range

Flood Watch

Flood Watch issued May 22 at 10:34PM AKDT until May 24 at 12:00PM AKDT by NWS Fairbanks AK

* WHAT...Flooding caused by an ice jam is possible. * WHERE...The Yukon River downstream of Mountain Village to the Yukon Delta Coast. * WHEN...Through Friday morning. * IMPACTS...Ice jams may result in flooding along the Yukon River over the Yukon Delta. Low lying areas near Emmonak, Alakanuk, Nunam Iqua, and Kotlik have potential to flood from today through Friday. If an ice jam forms, water could rise rapidly. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - The Yukon River breakup front moved past Emmonak and was 10 miles downstream as of Wednesday afternoon. There is potential for flooding in Emmonak, Alakanuk, Nunam Iqua, and Kotlik as breakup progresses. An observer reported on Wednesday that water level has dropped at Mountain Village and ice has thinned significantly. An observer at Emmonak reported Wednesday morning that water level had come up about 3 ft since Tuesday, that ice had shifted, and that ice remains intact and strong downstream. The observer at Emmonak indicated that the ice level was still well below the bank Wednesday morning. With the river ice in the Yukon Delta thicker than normal this year, it is more likely that ice jams will form as high water comes down river. Satellite imagery indicates stronger than normal shorefast ice along the Yukon Delta Coast which could impede the push of break up ice and lead to increased risk of flooding in communities near the coast. - Https://www.weather.gov/aprfc - Please stay tuned to NOAA weather radio or your favorite local weather news source for updates on this situation. - If you live near or along the Yukon River on the Yukon Delta move valuables to higher ground, stay alert and be prepared to take action.

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Area
Yukon Delta Coast

Flood Watch

Flood Watch issued May 22 at 10:34PM AKDT until May 29 at 2:00PM AKDT by NWS Fairbanks AK

* WHAT...Flooding caused by snowmelt is possible. * WHERE...The Porcupine River at Ft Yukon, including the city of Fort Yukon. * WHEN...Through next Wednesday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, sloughs, swales, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations near Fort Yukon. High water will begin move into low-lying areas on the east side of Fort Yukon from the middle to the end of week, with possible flooding in Fort Yukon developing over the weekend. This will be a slow-onset flood, with the water slow to recede as well. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - The water levels along the Porcupine River at Old Crow rose dramatically last weekend due to heavy snowmelt and remain high. This high water is expected to reach Ft. Yukon between Thursday and Friday, with water levels peaking at Ft. Yukon over the weekend. This high water will gradually fill sloughs and swales east of Ft. Yukon late this week and could bring flooding into Ft. Yukon this weekend with high water continuing into next week. - Https://www.weather.gov/aprfc - Please stay tuned to NOAA weather radio or your favorite local weather news source for updates on this situation. - If you live in low lying areas in Fort Yukon stay alert and be prepared to take action.

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Area
Yukon Flats
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Light Rain 45°F
29.87in
Barometer
83%
Humidity
South 5.8mph
Wind
Light Rain

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