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Special Statement
Issued: 12:35 PM AKDT Oct. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Heavy rain and strong winds Friday...

A storm force low pressure system will bring significant weather
to se Alaska on Friday. Rainfall will begin Thursday evening along
the southern outer coast with a warm front, becoming heavy at
times as it spreads northward overnight. The cold front will be
stronger, moving inland west to east across the Panhandle Friday
morning. Rainfall rates will increase to around a half inch over
3 hours, for a total of 1 to 3 inches through Friday night.

A High Wind Warning is in effect for the outer coast from
Cape Fairweather to Cape Suckling. The rest of the outer coast and
locations near Clarence Strait will see a short period of strong
wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph out of the se with the frontal
passage. Wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph are also forecast over the
remainder of the Inner Channels. Expect a wind shift to the SW
behind the front.

Due to the fast moving nature of this weather system and some
drying that has occurred during the day Thursday, flooding will
be limited. However, rapidly responding creeks and rivers will
likely reach bankfull or even approach minor flood stage for a
short period of time. Ponding of water on roadways is also likely.


Fritsch

1235 PM akdt Thu Oct 18 2018

... Heavy rain and strong winds Friday...

A storm force low pressure system will bring significant weather
to se Alaska on Friday. Rainfall will begin Thursday evening along
the southern outer coast with a warm front, becoming heavy at
times as it spreads northward overnight. The cold front will be
stronger, moving inland west to east across the Panhandle Friday
morning. Rainfall rates will increase to around a half inch over
3 hours, for a total of 1 to 3 inches through Friday night.

A High Wind Warning is in effect for the outer coast from
Cape Fairweather to Cape Suckling. The rest of the outer coast and
locations near Clarence Strait will see a short period of strong
wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph out of the se with the frontal
passage. Wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph are also forecast over the
remainder of the Inner Channels. Expect a wind shift to the SW
behind the front.

Due to the fast moving nature of this weather system and some
drying that has occurred during the day Thursday, flooding will
be limited. However, rapidly responding creeks and rivers will
likely reach bankfull or even approach minor flood stage for a
short period of time. Ponding of water on roadways is also likely.


Fritsch


1235 PM akdt Thu Oct 18 2018

... Heavy rain and strong winds Friday...

A storm force low pressure system will bring significant weather
to se Alaska on Friday. Rainfall will begin Thursday evening along
the southern outer coast with a warm front, becoming heavy at
times as it spreads northward overnight. The cold front will be
stronger, moving inland west to east across the Panhandle Friday
morning. Rainfall rates will increase to around a half inch over
3 hours, for a total of 1 to 3 inches through Friday night.

A High Wind Warning is in effect for the outer coast from
Cape Fairweather to Cape Suckling. The rest of the outer coast and
locations near Clarence Strait will see a short period of strong
wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph out of the se with the frontal
passage. Wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph are also forecast over the
remainder of the Inner Channels. Expect a wind shift to the SW
behind the front.

Due to the fast moving nature of this weather system and some
drying that has occurred during the day Thursday, flooding will
be limited. However, rapidly responding creeks and rivers will
likely reach bankfull or even approach minor flood stage for a
short period of time. Ponding of water on roadways is also likely.


Fritsch

534 am akdt Thu Oct 18 2018

... Heavy rain and strong winds Friday...

A storm force low pressure system will bring significant weather
to se Alaska on Friday. Rainfall will begin Thursday evening along
the southern outer coast with a warm front, becoming heavy at
times as it spreads northward overnight. The cold front will be
stronger, moving inland west to east across the Panhandle Friday
morning. Rainfall rates will increase to around a half inch over
3 hours, for a total of 1 to 3 inches through Friday afternoon.

A high wind watch is in effect for the outer coast from southern
Baranof Island to Yakutat. The rest of the Panhandle has a high
likelihood of seeing a short duration of strong wind gusts of 45
to 55 mph out of the se with the frontal passage as well. Similar
gusts are expected over the inside channels. Expect a wind shift
to the SW behind the front.

Due to the front moving through quickly and some drying during
Thursday, flooding will be limited. However, quickly responding
creeks and rivers will likely reach bankfull or even approach
minor flood stage for a short period of time. Ponding of water on
roadways is also likely. The combination of wind and heavy rain
will create a risk of slides in areas of steep terrain.


Ferrin

534 am akdt Thu Oct 18 2018

... Heavy rain and strong winds Friday...

A storm force low pressure system will bring significant weather
to se Alaska on Friday. Rainfall will begin Thursday evening along
the southern outer coast with a warm front, becoming heavy at
times as it spreads northward overnight. The cold front will be
stronger, moving inland west to east across the Panhandle Friday
morning. Rainfall rates will increase to around a half inch over
3 hours, for a total of 1 to 3 inches through Friday afternoon.

A high wind watch is in effect for the outer coast from southern
Baranof Island to Yakutat. The rest of the Panhandle has a high
likelihood of seeing a short duration of strong wind gusts of 45
to 55 mph out of the se with the frontal passage as well. Similar
gusts are expected over the inside channels. Expect a wind shift
to the SW behind the front.

Due to the front moving through quickly and some drying during
Thursday, flooding will be limited. However, quickly responding
creeks and rivers will likely reach bankfull or even approach
minor flood stage for a short period of time. Ponding of water on
roadways is also likely. The combination of wind and heavy rain
will create a risk of slides in areas of steep terrain.


Ferrin


534 am akdt Thu Oct 18 2018

... Heavy rain and strong winds Friday...

A storm force low pressure system will bring significant weather
to se Alaska on Friday. Rainfall will begin Thursday evening along
the southern outer coast with a warm front, becoming heavy at
times as it spreads northward overnight. The cold front will be
stronger, moving inland west to east across the Panhandle Friday
morning. Rainfall rates will increase to around a half inch over
3 hours, for a total of 1 to 3 inches through Friday afternoon.

A high wind watch is in effect for the outer coast from southern
Baranof Island to Yakutat. The rest of the Panhandle has a high
likelihood of seeing a short duration of strong wind gusts of 45
to 55 mph out of the se with the frontal passage as well. Similar
gusts are expected over the inside channels. Expect a wind shift
to the SW behind the front.

Due to the front moving through quickly and some drying during
Thursday, flooding will be limited. However, quickly responding
creeks and rivers will likely reach bankfull or even approach
minor flood stage for a short period of time. Ponding of water on
roadways is also likely. The combination of wind and heavy rain
will create a risk of slides in areas of steep terrain.


Ferrin

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