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WWAK81 PAFC 120330
SPSAER

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
730 PM AKDT SAT AUG 11 2018

AKZ101-111-121-125-131-135-141-145-171-121530-
ANCHORAGE-MATANUSKA VALLEY-WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-
WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-NORTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
SOUTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-COPPER RIVER BASIN-SUSITNA VALLEY-
KODIAK ISLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ANCHORAGE, EAGLE RIVER, INDIAN, EKLUTNA, 
PALMER, WASILLA, SUTTON, CHICKALOON, KENAI, SOLDOTNA, HOMER, 
COOPER LANDING, WHITTIER, SEWARD, GIRDWOOD, MOOSE PASS, VALDEZ, 
THOMPSON PASS, CORDOVA, GLENNALLEN, EUREKA, MCCARTHY, PAXSON, 
SLANA, TALKEETNA, WILLOW, CANTWELL, AND KODIAK CITY
726 PM AKDT SAT AUG 11 2018

...RAIN AND STRONG WINDS IN STORE FOR SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA SUNDAY 
INTO MONDAY...

AREAS OF STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN WILL MOVE THROUGH SOUTHCENTRAL
ALASKA SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY AS THE REMNANTS OF FORMER-TYPHOON
SHANSHAN MOVE INTO THE REGION. 

THE SYSTEM WILL IMPACT KODIAK ISLAND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING FIRST 
AND MOVE UP COOK INLET AND INTO THE INLAND AREAS BY SUNDAY 
AFTERNOON. THE COOK INLET AND SUSITNA VALLEY AREAS WILL LIKELY SEE
BOTH RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY MONDAY 
MORNING AS THE PATTERN IS FAVORABLE FOR BOTH TO OCCUR 
SIMULTANEOUSLY. 

THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ALONG TURNAGAIN ARM, 
HIGHER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE ANCHORAGE BOWL, AND ALONG THE COPPER 
RIVER WITH GUSTS OF 50 MPH OR GREATER LIKELY IN THESE AREAS. 
HOWEVER, GUSTY WINDS AROUND 40 MPH ARE ALSO POSSIBLE IN PARTS OF 
THE ANCHORAGE AREA AND NEAR THE KNIK RIVER VALLEY. 

THE RAIN WILL ALSO BRING RISES TO THE RIVERS AND STREAMS ACROSS
THE REGION. THE AREA OF GREATEST CONCERN IS IN THE SUSITNA VALLEY
WITH THE STREAMS COMING OUT OF THE TALKEETNA MOUNTAINS SUCH AS 
WILLOW CREEK, MONTANA CREEK, AND THE TALKEETNA RIVER. THESE AREA 
STREAMS WILL LIKELY APPROACH BANKFULL CONDITIONS BY SUNDAY NIGHT 
AND CONTINUE INTO MONDAY OR TUESDAY.

IN ADDITION, AN UNNAMED LAKE RESTRICTED BY BEAR GLACIER IN KENAI 
FJORDS NATIONAL PARK NEAR SEWARD AK CONTINUES TO RELEASE WATER. 
WATER LEVELS IN BEAR GLACIER LAGOON ARE HIGH AND EXPECTED TO 
REMAIN HIGH THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. ICEBERG PRODUCTION AND 
MOVEMENT IS ALSO EXPECTED. PERSONS TRAVELING OR RECREATING IN THE 
AREA ARE URGED TO REMAIN ALERT FOR RISING WATER LEVELS, POTENTIAL 
FLOODING, AND ICEBERG MOVEMENT OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST WEATHER FORECASTS AND INFORMATION ON 
FLOODING POTENTIAL AT: WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AFC
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