Upper Tanana Valley and the Fortymile Country Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 8:17 PM AKDT on August 01, 2014

A weather front has moved in from the northwest. It has passed the Yukon Flats...and lies over the Tanana-Yukon uplands and the fortymile country. Substantial rain has fallen with this front...with more expected. The front continues to move south and east. A period of steady rain with the passage of the front is followed by intermittent rain...which will gradually become less frequent through Saturday and Saturday night. Total rainfall south of the Yukon river between one half inch and one inch is expected through Sunday morning....most of which will fall by early Saturday.

This rain will be sufficient to cause noticeable rises on area rivers. Flooding of roads or structures is not expected... but some streams will rise above bankfull...gravel bars will be submerged...and bank erosion will occur in some areas.

817 PM akdt Fri Aug 1 2014

A weather front has moved in from the northwest. It has passed the Yukon Flats...and lies over the Tanana-Yukon uplands and the fortymile country. Substantial rain has fallen with this front...with more expected. The front continues to move south and east. A period of steady rain with the passage of the front is followed by intermittent rain...which will gradually become less frequent through Saturday and Saturday night. Total rainfall south of the Yukon river between one half inch and one inch is expected through Sunday morning....most of which will fall by early Saturday.

This rain will be sufficient to cause noticeable rises on area rivers. Flooding of roads or structures is not expected... but some streams will rise above bankfull...gravel bars will be submerged...and bank erosion will occur in some areas.

Record Report
Statement as of 4:58 PM AKDT on August 1, 2014

...Daily rainfall record set today in Fairbanks...

As of 4 PM...0.65 inches of rain has fallen so far today at Fairbanks International Airport. This amount breaks the rainfall record for this date of 0.42 inches set on 1 August 1938. Rain continues to fall at the Fairbanks Airport...so the daily rainfall total will increase by the end of the day.

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