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Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
838 PM AKDT Fri Jun 23 2017
The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for...
Along the Alaska Highway between Tanacross and Dot Lake
* Until 1145 PM AKDT
* At 838 PM AKDT, trained weather spotters reported thunderstorms
producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to one inch of
rain has already fallen in a 30 minute period. Flash flooding is
expected to begin shortly.
* Flash flooding will remain over mainly rural areas of the Upper
Tanana Valley and Eastern Alaska Range between Tanacross and Dot
Flooding of normally dry creeks has the potential to wash out
portion of the Alaska Highways between Tanacross and Dot Lake.
Motorists should use caution. People living or recreating in the
area between Tanacross and Dot Lake should be aware of the potential
for creeks to rise rapidly.
A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.
LAT...LON 6338 14347 6325 14373 6352 14437 6365 14400
$$Special Weather Statement
Yukon Flats and Surrounding Uplands-Middle Tanana Valley-
Deltana and Tanana Flats-
Upper Tanana Valley and the Fortymile Country-Denali-
Eastern Alaska Range-
Including Fort Yukon, Venetie, Central, Circle, Stevens Village,
Beaver, Chalkyitsik, Birch Creek, Circle Hot Springs,
Eagle Summit, Twelvemile Summit, 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, Healy, Denali National Park,
Carlo Creek, Kantishna, Mentasta Lake, Black Rapids,
Donnelly Dome, Trims DOT Camp, Eagle Trail, and Mineral Lake
548 PM AKDT Fri Jun 23 2017
...Strong Thunderstorms with Hail, Strong Winds and Brief Heavy
Rain Today in the southern Interior...
Thunderstorms across the southern Interior of Alaska are
producing hail, winds gusting to 30 mph, and brief heavy rain.
Hail may be up to one half inch in size, and rain fall amounts
may be up to three quarters of an inch. The thunderstorms are
isolated over most of the southern Interior including Fairbanks,
but are scattered in the Upper Tanana and Fortymile Country near
the Canadian Border which includes Tok, Northway, Chicken and
Eagle. The thunderstorms are short lived, but will continue to
develop over the southern Interior through midnight, and may last
past midnight near the Canadian Border.
The town of Eagle had a thunderstorm from 3 to 4 pm today with
hail lasting for over one half hour. By the time the storm was
over, an inch or more of hail was covering the ground. Some of
the hail was one half inch in diameter. Eagle also had winds
gusting to 25 mph, and had over sixty-six hundredths of an inch
(0.66) of rain from that storm. A long time weather observer in
Eagle reports that they have not had a storm like this since the
Another round of significant thunderstorms is expected Saturday
in the Fortymile Country and Upper Tanana Valley including Tok,
Northway, Chicken and Eagle.