Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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FNAK51 PAFC 220011
FWFAER

FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
411 PM AKDT THU MAY 21 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM AKDT FRIDAY FOR LOW
HUMIDITY FOR THE COPPER RIVER BASIN...

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE EASTERN MAINLAND WILL KEEP WARM AND DRY
CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA THROUGH SATURDAY. THE
DRIEST CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN IN THE COPPER RIVER BASIN WHERE RH
VALUES WILL ONCE AGAIN DROP INTO THE TEENS ON FRIDAY BEFORE RECOVERING
INTO THE 50S DURING THE LATE EVENING. MINIMUM RH VALUES IN THE COPPER
BASIN ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE 15 PERCENT ON SATURDAY ALTHOUGH RED
FLAG CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE AS WINDS BEGIN TO STRENGTHEN
ALONG THE COPPER RIVER IN RESPONSE TO AN INCREASING PRESSURE GRADIENT.
RH VALUES WILL ALSO FALL TO AROUND 30 PERCENT IN THE MATANUSKA VALLEY
ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON AS WINDS BEGIN TO INCREASE OUT OF THE KNIK RIVER
VALLEY. HOWEVER...AT THIS TIME WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE STRONG
ENOUGH TO MEET RED FLAG CRITERIA. THE REMAINDER OF SOUTHCENTRAL WILL
SEE HIGHER RH VALUES AS A FRONT PROGRESSES EASTWARD INTO THE COOK
INLET REGION BY LATE SATURDAY.

AKZ101-221815-
ANCHORAGE-
INCLUDING...ANCHORAGE...EAGLE RIVER...INDIAN...EKLUTNA
411 PM AKDT THU MAY 21 2015

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

CLOUD COVER        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE         SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0            30
TEMP (24H TREND)   42 (+3)      60-67 (0)    43           51-58
RH % (24H TREND)   80-91 (+3)   30-38 (-7)   66-76        42-49
20FTWND(MPH)       NW 2-5       SE 5-12      SE 10-20     SE 20-35
CWR                0            0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

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

CLOUD COVER        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE         SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0            20
TEMP (24H TREND)   44 (+3)      68 (+2)      44           61
RH % (24H TREND)   88 (0)       30-42 (-4)   73-81        42-58
20FTWND(MPH)       W 2-10       SW 2-10      S 2-10       S 5-20
CWR                0            0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

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

$$

AKZ111-221815-
MATANUSKA VALLEY-
INCLUDING...PALMER...WASILLA...SUTTON...CHICKALOON
411 PM AKDT THU MAY 21 2015

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

CLOUD COVER        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE         SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0            30
TEMP (24H TREND)   42 (+2)      62-68 (+1)   43           53-61
RH % (24H TREND)   79-88 (+7)   26-33 (-4)   62-71        33-44
20FTWND(MPH)       W 3-6        SE 3-7       SE 3-7       SE 3-11
CWR                0            0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

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

CLOUD COVER        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE         SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0            20
TEMP (24H TREND)   44 (+3)      71 (+2)      45           59-65
RH % (24H TREND)   77-87 (-5)   26-40 (-2)   62-83        32-59
20FTWND(MPH)       SW 3-6       SE 10-20     SE 2-10      SE 10-15
CWR                0            0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...STRONGEST WINDS OUT OF THE KNIK RIVER VALLEY FRI
AFTERNOON/EVENING.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

AKZ121-221815-
WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-
INCLUDING...KENAI...SOLDOTNA...HOMER...COOPER LANDING
411 PM AKDT THU MAY 21 2015

.INLAND AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE         SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0            70
TEMP (24H TREND)   41 (-2)      59-66 (+2)   44           51-58
RH % (24H TREND)   91 (+8)      35-47 (-4)   81-87        52-62
20FTWND(MPH)       NW 3-6       W 1-5        SW 1-5       S 1-10
CWR                0            0            0            30
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.COASTAL AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            20           70
TEMP (24H TREND)   42 (-2)      54-61 (+1)   44           55
RH % (24H TREND)   90 (+2)      48-63 (0)    92           60-70
20FTWND(MPH)       W 6-13       W 4-12       SW 7-13      SW 2-9
CWR                0            0            0            30
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

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

$$

AKZ125-221815-
WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
INCLUDING...WHITTIER...SEWARD...GIRDWOOD...MOOSE PASS
411 PM AKDT THU MAY 21 2015

.INLAND AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE         RAIN
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0            80
TEMP (24H TREND)   42 (+1)      55-65 (+1)   43           44-54
RH % (24H TREND)   82-90 (0)    31-47 (-7)   72-82        49-67
20FTWND(MPH)       W 2-6        S 3-7        SE 3-6       SE 5-15
CWR                0            0            0            50
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.COASTAL AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        MCLEAR       PCLDY        CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         RAIN         RAIN
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            60           80
TEMP (24H TREND)   43 (-1)      58 (+2)      44           43-49
RH % (24H TREND)   90 (0)       46-68 (-5)   80-89        65-80
20FTWND(MPH)       W 2-7        S 3-6        S 1-6        SE 2-10
CWR                0            0            10           60
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

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

$$

AKZ141-221815-
COPPER RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING...GLENNALLEN...EUREKA...MCCARTHY...PAXSON...SLANA
411 PM AKDT THU MAY 21 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM AKDT FRIDAY FOR LOW
HUMIDITY FOR THE COPPER RIVER BASIN...

                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        CLEAR        CLEAR        CLEAR        MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   40 (+2)      68-76 (+2)   43           65-74
RH % (24H TREND)   50-63 (-13)  14-21 (-2)   48-58        17-23
20FTWND(MPH)       SW 2-7       SE 10-15     SE 3-10      SE 15-30
CWR                0            0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...LOWEST RH VALUES AROUND GLENNALLEN...RECOVERING QUICKLY
TO ABOVE 50 PERCENT BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND FRIDAY NIGHT. STRONGEST
WINDS ALONG THE COPPER RIVER...

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS AROUND 60. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

AKZ145-221815-
SUSITNA VALLEY-
INCLUDING...TALKEETNA...WILLOW...CANTWELL
411 PM AKDT THU MAY 21 2015

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

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   36-42 (0)    59-70 (+5)   43           53-68
RH % (24H TREND)   76-82 (+7)   22-36 (-4)   71-77        22-44
20FTWND(MPH)       SW 4-8       SE 2-9       S 2-7        S 3-10
CWR                0            0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

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

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE         SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0            40
TEMP (24H TREND)   43 (+2)      71 (+3)      44           58-65
RH % (24H TREND)   76-82 (-10)  26-35 (-6)   75-82        32-58
20FTWND(MPH)       S 3-6        LGT/VAR      S 3-5        S 3-8
CWR                0            0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

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

$$


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