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FGAK89 PAFG 270150
RVSAFG
AKZ220-280000-

HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
550 PM AKDT TUE APR 26 2016

...HIGH WATER POSSIBLE ON THE UPPER YUKON RIVER...

THE YUKON RIVER AT EAGLE BROKE UP EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. THIS IS
THE 2ND EARLIEST RIVER BREAKUP ON RECORD FOR EAGLE. AN ICE JAM
APPROXIMATELY 10 MILES DOWNRIVER FROM EAGLE HAS CAUSED WATER AND
ICE TO LOCALLY RISE TO THE TOP OF THE BANK IN SOME LOW LYING
AREAS. AS THE BREAKUP FRONT CONTINUES TO TRAVEL
DOWNRIVER...ADDITIONAL ICE JAMS MAY DEVELOP OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL
DAYS BETWEEN EAGLE AND CIRCLE. WATER LEVELS MAY FLUCTUATE RAPIDLY
NEAR ICE JAMS. ICE ON THE YUKON RIVER IS VERY WEAK AND ANY ICE
JAMS THAT DO FORM WILL LIKELY BE SHORT LIVED. THE YUKON RIVER IS
EXPECTED TO BREAKUP AT CIRCLE LATE THIS WEEK.

$$

EWP





000
FGAK89 PAFG 270150
RVSAFG
AKZ220-280000-

HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
550 PM AKDT TUE APR 26 2016

...HIGH WATER POSSIBLE ON THE UPPER YUKON RIVER...

THE YUKON RIVER AT EAGLE BROKE UP EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. THIS IS
THE 2ND EARLIEST RIVER BREAKUP ON RECORD FOR EAGLE. AN ICE JAM
APPROXIMATELY 10 MILES DOWNRIVER FROM EAGLE HAS CAUSED WATER AND
ICE TO LOCALLY RISE TO THE TOP OF THE BANK IN SOME LOW LYING
AREAS. AS THE BREAKUP FRONT CONTINUES TO TRAVEL
DOWNRIVER...ADDITIONAL ICE JAMS MAY DEVELOP OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL
DAYS BETWEEN EAGLE AND CIRCLE. WATER LEVELS MAY FLUCTUATE RAPIDLY
NEAR ICE JAMS. ICE ON THE YUKON RIVER IS VERY WEAK AND ANY ICE
JAMS THAT DO FORM WILL LIKELY BE SHORT LIVED. THE YUKON RIVER IS
EXPECTED TO BREAKUP AT CIRCLE LATE THIS WEEK.

$$

EWP





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