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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
349 PM AKDT WED JUL 20 2016

AKZ101-125-220200-
ANCHORAGE-WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANCHORAGE...EAGLE RIVER...INDIAN...
EKLUTNA...WHITTIER...SEWARD...GIRDWOOD...MOOSE PASS
349 PM AKDT WED JUL 20 2016

...ANCHORAGE RESIDENTS MAY SMELL SMOKE AFTER WINDS SHIFT TONIGHT...

THE ANTICIPATED WEATHER CHANGE WILL LIKELY TRANSPORT SMOKE INTO
THE ANCHORAGE BOWL AND HILLSIDE FROM THE MCHUGH CREEK FIRE AS
NORTH WINDS SHIFT TO THE SOUTHEAST AROUND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.
SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING WITH IMPROVEMENT THURSDAY NIGHT AS WINDS TAPER OFF ACROSS
THE ANCHORAGE BOWL. RAIN CHANCES INCREASE TONIGHT...HOWEVER FRIDAY
IS THE BEST CHANCE TO SEE ACCUMULATIONS AREA WIDE.

IMPACTS DURING THIS EVENT WILL INCLUDE AREAS OF SMOKE ALONG
TURNAGAIN ARM SPREADING INTO THE ANCHORAGE BOWL. REDUCED
VISIBILITIES ARE NOT EXPECTED HOWEVER THE SMELL OF SMOKE MAY BE
NOTICEABLE THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.


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