Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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FNAK51 PAFC 282345
FWFAER

FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
345 PM AKDT THU APR 28 2016

.DISCUSSION...

WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA THIS
EVENING AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF COAST AND
PRODUCES A COMPACT PRESSURE GRADIENT. A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL MOVE
ACROSS THE GULF OF ALASKA ON FRIDAY AND MOVE NEAR THE COASTAL RANGE
BY SATURDAY MORNING. THIS WILL KEEP THE GULF COAST IN THE WET PATTERN
WHICH HAS BEEN OBSERVED FOR THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS. INLAND LOCATIONS
WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN LARGELY ON THE DRY SIDE WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED
WINDS HELPING TO DRY OUT THE LOWER LEVELS MAKING RAINFALL DIFFICULT
TO COME BY. SOME CONVECTION WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE COPPER RIVER BASIN
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BUT INSTABILITY LOOKS RATHER POOR SO NO THUNDERSTORMS
ARE ANTICIPATED.

AKZ101-291800-
ANCHORAGE-
INCLUDING...ANCHORAGE...EAGLE RIVER...INDIAN...EKLUTNA
345 PM AKDT THU APR 28 2016

.ABOVE 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      50           40           40           40
TEMP (24H TREND)   35 (0)       43-50 (-3)   34           50
RH % (24H TREND)   79-89 (+3)   45-62 (-1)   77-88        45-63
20FTWND(MPH)       SE 16-36     SE 16-36     SE 17-35     E 14-26
CWR                20           0            20           20
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.BELOW 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         SHOWERS      NONE         SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      0            20           0            20
TEMP (24H TREND)   39 (+3)      56 (-3)      37           56
RH % (24H TREND)   76-82 (-2)   36-46 (+1)   77-83        36-43
20FTWND(MPH)       SE 11-27     SE 14-29     SE 11-26     NE 10-20
CWR                0            0            0            10
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...GUSTY WINDS WILL MOVE INTO SOUTH AND WEST ANCHORAGE THIS EVENING
AND LIKELY CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. BRIEF PERIODS OF LIGHT WINDS WILL
BE POSSIBLE BUT WINDS WILL LIKELY REMAIN GUSTY THROUGH MUCH OF THE PERIOD.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 50. EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 50. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 50. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

AKZ111-291800-
MATANUSKA VALLEY-
INCLUDING...PALMER...WASILLA...SUTTON...CHICKALOON
345 PM AKDT THU APR 28 2016

.ABOVE 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      50           40           40           40
TEMP (24H TREND)   35 (+1)      44-51 (-2)   33           45-51
RH % (24H TREND)   76-85 (+12)  38-48 (-3)   72-80        38-54
20FTWND(MPH)       E 4-9        SE 7-11      SE 4-13      NE 7-14
CWR                20           10           10           10
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.BELOW 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         SHOWERS      NONE         SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      0            20           0            20
TEMP (24H TREND)   38 (+3)      57 (-3)      37           58
RH % (24H TREND)   70-81 (+4)   30-36 (0)    69-80        32-38
20FTWND(MPH)       E 4-15 G25   SE 5-16 G25  SE 6-16 G25 NE 7-16 G25
CWR                0            0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE OBSERVED OUT OF THE KNIK RIVER
VALLEY. WINDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE THROUGH THIS EVENING AND WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

AKZ121-291800-
WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-
INCLUDING...KENAI...SOLDOTNA...HOMER...COOPER LANDING
345 PM AKDT THU APR 28 2016

.INLAND AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      50           50           60           50
TEMP (24H TREND)   38 (+1)      45-54 (-1)   37           45-53
RH % (24H TREND)   83-89 (+6)   40-55 (-4)   80-87        44-60
20FTWND(MPH)       E 10-13      SE 7-12      E 10-15      NE 20-25 G30
CWR                30           20           30           30
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.COASTAL AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      50           60           60           50
TEMP (24H TREND)   41 (0)       47-53 (-1)   39           47-53
RH % (24H TREND)   87 (+10)     39-59 (-1)   83           43-57
20FTWND(MPH)       E 9-14 G22   E 4-12       E 4-16 G24   NE 23-32 G38
CWR                0            30           30           30
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS
AROUND 50. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 50. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

AKZ125-291800-
WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
INCLUDING...WHITTIER...SEWARD...GIRDWOOD...MOOSE PASS
345 PM AKDT THU APR 28 2016

.INLAND AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE        RAIN         RAIN         SNOW/RAIN    RAIN
CHANCE PRECIP      100          90           90           100
TEMP (24H TREND)   38 (0)       39-48 (-2)   37           39-49
RH % (24H TREND)   90-100 (+2)  58-82 (-3)   88-100       61-84
20FTWND(MPH)       E 8-15       E 6-14       E 6-17       NE 17-25
CWR                100          70           70           90
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.COASTAL AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE        RAIN         RAIN         RAIN         RAIN
CHANCE PRECIP      100          90           90           100
TEMP (24H TREND)   36-42 (+1)   45 (-2)      34-40        40-46
RH % (24H TREND)   90-98 (+1)   69-84 (+1)   89-98        68-88
20FTWND(MPH)       E 9-15       E 8-12       E 7-16       NE 19-35
CWR                100          80           80           100
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
40S. EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. LOWS IN
THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

AKZ141-291800-
COPPER RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING...GLENNALLEN...EUREKA...MCCARTHY...PAXSON...SLANA
345 PM AKDT THU APR 28 2016

                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      50           50           0            30
TEMP (24H TREND)   33 (+4)      44-50 (-4)   30           46-52
RH % (24H TREND)   77-85 (+9)   30-45 (-1)   73-84        30-43
20FTWND(MPH)       SE 4-13      S 5-19       S 5-16       E 5-12
CWR                20           20           0            10
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

AKZ145-291800-
SUSITNA VALLEY-
INCLUDING...TALKEETNA...WILLOW...CANTWELL
345 PM AKDT THU APR 28 2016

.ABOVE 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      30           50           50           0
TEMP (24H TREND)   33 (+3)      44-50 (-2)   25-31        45-51
RH % (24H TREND)   77-91 (+9)   30-52 (-5)   75-91        35-57
20FTWND(MPH)       E 4-9        S 3-8        SE 2-8       NE 5-14
CWR                0            20           0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.BELOW 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      30           40           30           0
TEMP (24H TREND)   37 (+5)      56 (-2)      34           58
RH % (24H TREND)   76-84 (+1)   26-37 (-3)   75-83        30-36
20FTWND(MPH)       E 3-11       S 5-10       SE 4-9       NE 8-16
CWR                0            10           0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS AROUND 50. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS AROUND 50. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.

$$

AKZ171-291800-
KODIAK ISLAND-
INCLUDING...KODIAK CITY
345 PM AKDT THU APR 28 2016

.INLAND AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        CLOUDY       MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE        RAIN         RAIN         RAIN         RAIN
CHANCE PRECIP      100          70           80           100
TEMP (24H TREND)   36 (-1)      45-51 (-3)   39           51
RH % (24H TREND)   100 (0)      56-75 (-8)   94-100       67-84
20FTWND(MPH)       SW 5-9       SE 9-13      E 13-26      NE 13-21
CWR                80           50           60           90
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.COASTAL AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        CLOUDY       MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE        RAIN         RAIN         RAIN         RAIN
CHANCE PRECIP      100          70           90           100
TEMP (24H TREND)   40 (0)       48 (-3)      41           49
RH % (24H TREND)   90-96 (0)    59-74 (-7)   87-96        68-83
20FTWND(MPH)       S 6-15       SE 9-17      E 13-29 G38  NE 13-28 G42
CWR                70           40           70           100
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...STRONGEST WINDS ON FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY WILL BE ALONG
SHELIKOF STRAIT.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 40S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$


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