On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Critical Fire Weather Conditions from Great Basin to Northern Rockies

Parts of the western U.S. will return to dry and windy conditions on Wednesday which will lead to the potential for rapid fire spread. There are numerous ongoing wildfires in this part of the country. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of several states including California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Fairbanks, Fairbanks International Airport (PAFA)

Lat: 64.8°NLon: 147.88°WElev: 433ft.

A Few Clouds



Humidity 79%
Wind Speed NE 5 mph
Barometer 30.14 in (1021.2 mb)
Dewpoint 31°F (-1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill33°F (1°C)
Last update 1 Sep 11:53 pm AKDT

Detailed Forecast

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s. Light winds.
Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Light winds.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s. East winds around 10 mph.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. East winds around 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s. East winds around 10 mph.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.
Friday Night And Saturday
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower to mid 60s.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows in the mid 40s.
Partly sunny. Highs around 60.
Sunday Night And Labor Day
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 60.
Monday Night And Tuesday
Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs around 60.

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308 PM AKDT TUE SEP 1 2015
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Additional Resources

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