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Special Statement

Statement as of 1:57 PM AKDT on July 22, 2017

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on July 23, 2017


... High surf possible Sunday afternoon through Monday...

An early season storm will bring persistent west to southwest
winds along the west and southwest facing coasts along the Bering
Strait coast, Kotzebue Sound, and the coast line north of Cape
Krusenstern. High surf is expected to develop Sunday afternoon and
continue through Monday along west, southwest and south facing
coasts as strong and persistent southwest winds develop ahead of
an early season storm moving northeast out of the northern Bering
Sea into the Chukchi Sea. Small differences in the track of this
storm will have a large influence on storm surge values at a
particular location. At this time the highest surf levels are
expected to begin Sunday afternoon and continue through Monday.
Storm surge values of 2 to 3 feet above normal tide levels with
wave run up likely reaching high water line Sunday evening are
expected along the Bering Strait coast. Storm surge values of 1 to
2 feet above normal tide levels are expected to begin Sunday
evening and will continue into Monday in Kotzebue Sound including
Kotzebue. Storm surge values of 2 to 3 feet above normal tide
levels are expected along the coast north of Cape Krusenstern
beginning Sunday evening and continuing into to Monday. Localized
beach erosion will be possible beginning Sunday afternoon and
continuing into Monday. Those with interests along the shore
should move boats and other valuables above the high water line.




157 PM akdt Sat Jul 22 2017

... High surf possible Sunday afternoon through Monday...

An early season storm will bring persistent west to southwest
winds along the west and southwest facing coasts along the Bering
Strait coast, Kotzebue Sound, and the coast line north of Cape
Krusenstern. High surf is expected to develop Sunday afternoon and
continue through Monday along west, southwest and south facing
coasts as strong and persistent southwest winds develop ahead of
an early season storm moving northeast out of the northern Bering
Sea into the Chukchi Sea. Small differences in the track of this
storm will have a large influence on storm surge values at a
particular location. At this time the highest surf levels are
expected to begin Sunday afternoon and continue through Monday.
Storm surge values of 2 to 3 feet above normal tide levels with
wave run up likely reaching high water line Sunday evening are
expected along the Bering Strait coast. Storm surge values of 1 to
2 feet above normal tide levels are expected to begin Sunday
evening and will continue into Monday in Kotzebue Sound including
Kotzebue. Storm surge values of 2 to 3 feet above normal tide
levels are expected along the coast north of Cape Krusenstern
beginning Sunday evening and continuing into to Monday. Localized
beach erosion will be possible beginning Sunday afternoon and
continuing into Monday. Those with interests along the shore
should move boats and other valuables above the high water line.




157 PM akdt Sat Jul 22 2017

... High surf possible Sunday afternoon through Monday...

An early season storm will bring persistent west to southwest
winds along the west and southwest facing coasts along the Bering
Strait coast, Kotzebue Sound, and the coast line north of Cape
Krusenstern. High surf is expected to develop Sunday afternoon and
continue through Monday along west, southwest and south facing
coasts as strong and persistent southwest winds develop ahead of
an early season storm moving northeast out of the northern Bering
Sea into the Chukchi Sea. Small differences in the track of this
storm will have a large influence on storm surge values at a
particular location. At this time the highest surf levels are
expected to begin Sunday afternoon and continue through Monday.
Storm surge values of 2 to 3 feet above normal tide levels with
wave run up likely reaching high water line Sunday evening are
expected along the Bering Strait coast. Storm surge values of 1 to
2 feet above normal tide levels are expected to begin Sunday
evening and will continue into Monday in Kotzebue Sound including
Kotzebue. Storm surge values of 2 to 3 feet above normal tide
levels are expected along the coast north of Cape Krusenstern
beginning Sunday evening and continuing into to Monday. Localized
beach erosion will be possible beginning Sunday afternoon and
continuing into Monday. Those with interests along the shore
should move boats and other valuables above the high water line.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:10 PM AKDT on July 22, 2017

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on July 23, 2017


... Heavy rainfall moving in tonight...

A Summer storm will bring heavy rainfall to the Seward Peninsula,
Kotzebue Sound, and the upper Noatak and upper Kobuk river basins.

A rapidly moving low pressure system will move to the Bering
Strait tonight spreading periods of heavy rain to areas north of
Norton Sound. This is the first in a series of at least three
storms that may impact the area this week.

Rainfall amounts will be heaviest in the western Brooks range, and
the upper Noatak and upper Kobuk river basins. Rainfall amounts
will range from around 1 inch on the Seward Peninsula to almost 3
inches in the western Brooks range.

Rainfall will start making its way into the rivers by late Monday
and rivers and streams may rise rapidly.

Extreme caution should be used if you are on or near rivers and
streams this week.

For the latest forecasts go to www.Weather.Gov/Fairbanks



810 PM akdt Sat Jul 22 2017

... Heavy rainfall moving in tonight...

A Summer storm will bring heavy rainfall to the Seward Peninsula,
Kotzebue Sound, and the upper Noatak and upper Kobuk river basins.

A rapidly moving low pressure system will move to the Bering
Strait tonight spreading periods of heavy rain to areas north of
Norton Sound. This is the first in a series of at least three
storms that may impact the area this week.

Rainfall amounts will be heaviest in the western Brooks range, and
the upper Noatak and upper Kobuk river basins. Rainfall amounts
will range from around 1 inch on the Seward Peninsula to almost 3
inches in the western Brooks range.

Rainfall will start making its way into the rivers by late Monday
and rivers and streams may rise rapidly.

Extreme caution should be used if you are on or near rivers and
streams this week.

For the latest forecasts go to www.Weather.Gov/Fairbanks


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