Middle Tanana Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 4:31 PM AKDT on September 01, 2014

...Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday morning through Thursday afternoon for the chena and Chatanika river basins...

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a

* Flood Watch for the chena...little chena...and Chatanika river basins.

* From Tuesday morning through Thursday afternoon

* one to two inches of rain will fall over the chena...little chena...and Chatanika river basins through Tuesday. Locally higher amounts are possible along west facing slopes.

* Runoff from heavy rainfall will cause the chena...little chena...and Chatanika rivers to rise rapidly to bankfull levels. Flooding is possible in low lying areas Tuesday through Thursday. Gravel bars will be flooded and increased debris will be moving down these rivers. Water may also flood milepost 36.9 Chena Hot Springs Road and other areas of the chena river Recreation Area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

You should monitor forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Hunters...campers...and others in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 5:43 PM AKDT on September 01, 2014

...Wind Advisory remains in effect until 1 PM akdt Tuesday...

* winds...over higher summits...southwest winds gusting to 45 mph diminishing some Tuesday morning. At valley level southwest winds rapidly increasing 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph by late this evening and continuing overnight. West winds 20 to 30 mph with local gusts to 40 mph Tuesday morning. Winds at valley level diminishing to around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that strong winds are occurring or expected. Travel may be difficult. Secure loose objects which may be blown about by the wind. Strong wind gusts may down some trees and cause power outages.

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