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FNAK71 PAFC 271227
FWSAER

SPOT FORECAST FOR STEAMBOAT CREEK...DOF
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
427 AM AKDT WED JUL 27 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1943 AKDT ON JULY 26.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
COOL, MOIST SOUTHEASTERLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE FIRE AREA AS
THE CURRENT WEAKENING FRONT ALONG THE NORTHERN GULF COAST IS REPLACED
BY ANOTHER DEVELOPING FRONTAL SYSTEM PUSHING NORTH ACROSS THE GULF.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS TODAY WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD RAIN TONIGHT THEN
TAPER TO SCATTERED SHOWERS ON THURSDAY.  WHILE THE CHUGACH MOUNTAINS
WILL BLOCK A GOOD DEAL OF THE MOISTURE COMING ONSHORE WITH THE DEEP
MOIST LAYER IN PLACE IT LOOKS LIKE BETWEEN TENTH AND TWO TENTHS OF
INCH OF RAIN WILL MAKE IT TO THE FIRE AREA IN THE 24 TO 36 HOURS.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). NUMEROUS RAIN
                    SHOWERS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 60S.
MIN HUMIDITY........AROUND 55 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........EAST WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH.
CWR.................45 PERCENT.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......INCREASING TO AROUND 5000 FT.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHEAST 10 MPH.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (90-100 PERCENT). RAIN.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 40S.
MAX HUMIDITY........AROUND 95 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........EAST WINDS 4 TO 6 MPH BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
CWR.................70 PERCENT.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......DECREASING TO AROUND 1000 FT.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                    SHOWERS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 60.
MIN HUMIDITY........60 TO 65 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
CWR.................30 PERCENT.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......INCREASING TO AROUND 4000 FT.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHEAST 15 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...RUTHFORD
REQUESTED BY...COPPER RIVER FORESTRY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20160726.STEAM.03/AER



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