The National Weather Service is warning boaters to be alert after record rainfall and melting snow has sent rivers surging in Interior Alaska.
More than a half-inch of rain was recorded in Fairbanks on Friday, a record for the date, and more rain was expected Saturday night. More than an inch was recorded in areas southeast of Fairbanks.
Water flow may increase rapidly and could surge over the banks in areas. Boaters are advised to be on the lookout for an increase in floating logs and other hazards.