« View county listSpecial Weather Statement
Middle Tanana Valley-Deltana and Tanana Flats-
Upper Tanana Valley and the Fortymile Country-
Eastern Alaska Range-
Including 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, Healy Lake,
Tok, Tanacross, Eagle, Tetlin, Northway, Alcan, Chicken,
Boundary, Mentasta Lake, Black Rapids, Donnelly Dome,
Trims DOT Camp, Eagle Trail, and Mineral Lake
1112 AM AKDT Tue May 22 2018
...High Water on Interior Rivers through Memorial Day Weekend...
A series of weather fronts moving across the eastern Interior will
bring 1 to 2 inches of rainfall to the uplands east of Fairbanks
and the eastern Alaska Range. Locally higher amounts are possible
in the Alaska Range between the Tok Cutoff and Richardson highways.
The rainfall combined with melting of the remaining higher
elevation snowpack will result in significant runoff into many
Water levels on rivers draining the uplands north and east of
Fairbanks and the eastern Alaska Range will have significant
rises later this week. This includes the Chena, Salcha,
Goodpaster, and Fortymile Rivers as well as rivers draining the
eastern Alaska Range. Water levels are already high in the Chena
River Basin but could approach bankfull levels in other locations
by this weekend.
Expect increased debris such as logs and sticks moving downriver
and local bank erosion. Most gravel bars will be covered with
water and some river access points may be impassable due to high
water. People on or near Interior rivers should be prepared for
high water and move items away from the river.
Water levels are expected to gradually fall next week.
For the latest forecasts go to www.weather.gov/fairbanks and for
the latest river information go to www.weather.gov/aprfc.