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RFWAER

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
316 PM AKDT FRI MAY 22 2015


AKZ141-231615-
/O.CON.PAFC.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150524T0500Z/
COPPER RIVER BASIN-
316 PM AKDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM AKDT SATURDAY
FOR STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE COPPER RIVER BASIN...

* 20 FT WINDS...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH THROUGH THIS EVENING.
  SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH
  DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS SATURDAY...STRONGEST NEAR
  AND ALONG THE COPPER RIVER.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 70S TO NEAR 80.

* TIMING...HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO FALL TO CRITICAL VALUES
  DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS THROUGH SATURDAY. SOUTH
  WINDS WILL DEVELOP EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING ALONG THE COPPER
  RIVER...BUT WILL BE SUBSTANTIALLY STRONGER SATURDAY AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS
THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING
NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. IT IS DIRECTED TOWARD FIRE AGENCIES...AND
THROUGH THEM TO THE PUBLIC.

&&

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