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Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Juneau AK 332 PM AKST Tue Nov 14 2017 AKZ017>029-160100- Cape Fairweather to Cape Suckling Coastal Area- Taiya Inlet and Klondike Highway-Haines Borough and Lynn Canal- Glacier Bay-Eastern Chichagof Island- Salisbury Sound to Cape Fairweather Coastal Area- Cape Decision to Salisbury Sound Coastal Area- Eastern Baranof Island and Southern Admiralty Island- Juneau Borough and Northern Admiralty Island- Inner Channels from Kupreanof Island to Etolin Island- Dixon Entrance to Cape Decision Coastal Area- Southern Inner Channels-Misty Fjords- Including the cities of Yakutat, Skagway, Haines, Gustavus, Hoonah, Elfin Cove, Pelican, Sitka, Port Alexander, Angoon, Juneau, Petersburg, Wrangell, Kake, Craig, Klawock, Ketchikan, Metlakatla, and Hyder 332 PM AKST Tue Nov 14 2017 ...NEXT POSSIBLE SNOW EVENT THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY... A low pressure system moving into the Northeast Gulf of Alaska looks to move snow into portions of Southeast Alaska as early as Thursday night or Friday. However, uncertainty regarding amounts and areal extent of snow is still relatively high. The best chance of precipitation lies along the coast and the southern and south- central Panhandle; however, this is also a region that may experience a changeover to rain and would therefore keep amounts low. This includes Ketchikan, Sitka, Petersburg, and Wrangell. On the contrary, confidence is lower for precipitation across the northern and north-central Panhandle including Juneau and Haines. While no changeover to rain is expected for this region, amounts are also expected to be low. Nevertheless, a heavier band of snow with more impactful amounts may set up somewhere in the central Panhandle, but it is too early to speculate where. As confidence rises, forecasts will provide more specifics.