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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Western Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
330 PM AKDT Tue May 23 2017

.DISCUSSION....Wetting rainfall (or snowfall) is expected across
Western Alaska tonight and Wednesday as a front moves east over
the area. The highest chances for wetting rainfall will occur
tomorrow over the Upper Kuskokwim and Middle Yukon valleys as
well as the Seward Peninsula. Rain will taper off to showers
following the front Thursday. Minimum RH values will remain above
40 percent through Thursday.

Strong Chinook winds are expected to develop late tonight and
continue into early Thursday morning, where a wind advisory has
been issued for the Upper Kuskokwim Valley near Alaska Range passes
from Farewell Lake east. Southeast winds will peak during the day
on Wednesday where sustained winds will be 20 to 30 mph with gusts
around 40 mph.

AKZ208-241730-
Lower Kobuk and Noatak Valleys-
Including the cities of Noatak, Kiana, and Red Dog Mine
330 PM AKDT Tue May 23 2017

                      Tonight      Wed          Wed Night    Thu

Cloud cover           MCldy        MCldy        MCldy        MCldy
Precip type           Showers      Showers      Showers      Snow/rain
Chance precip (%)     40           80           80           50
Temp (24h trend)      30-38 (+2)   39-49 (+4)   27-35        38-48
RH % (24h trend)      82-97 (+18)  ABV 40 (+8)  79-94        ABV 40
20ftWnd(mph)          S 4-8        E 8-12 G21   SE 7-11 G21  S 12-16 G29
CWR                   0            30           50           20
LAL                   1            1            1            1

Remarks...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers and showers.
Lows 26 to 33. Highs 33 to 48. South winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow
showers and showers. Lows 26 to 35. Highs 34 to 49. Southeast
winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows 26 to 35. Highs 34 to 52. South winds around 5 mph.

$$

AKZ209-241730-
Baldwin Peninsula and Selawik Valley-
Including the cities of Kotzebue, Selawik, and Noorvik
330 PM AKDT Tue May 23 2017

                      Tonight      Wed          Wed Night    Thu

Cloud cover           MCldy        Cloudy       MCldy        MCldy
Precip type           Showers      Rain         Showers      Showers
Chance precip (%)     50           80           50           40
Temp (24h trend)      32-38 (0)    42-48 (0)    29           39-47
RH % (24h trend)      78-93 (+9)   ABV 40 (+1)  84-94        ABV 40
20ftWnd(mph)          S 4-8        SE 10-14 G24 S 10-14 G24  S 11-15 G24
CWR                   0            60           10           10
LAL                   1            1            1            1

Remarks...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.FRIDAY...Cloudy with scattered showers and snow showers. Lows
27 to 32. Highs 39 to 47. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
snow showers. Lows 27 to 34. Highs 39 to 49. South winds around
15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
snow showers. Lows 28 to 34. Highs 41 to 52. South winds around
5 mph.

$$

AKZ210-241730-
Northern and Interior Seward Peninsula-
Including the cities of Buckland, Deering, Candle, Council,
Haycock, Pilgrim Springs, Serpentine Hot Springs, and Taylor
330 PM AKDT Tue May 23 2017

                      Tonight      Wed          Wed Night    Thu

Cloud cover           MCldy        Cloudy       MCldy        MCldy
Precip type           Showers      Rain         Showers      Showers
Chance precip (%)     70           80           50           50
Temp (24h trend)      30-39 (0)    38-48 (0)    27-34        38-48
RH % (24h trend)      80-95 (+2)   ABV 40 (+2)  84-97        ABV 40
20ftWnd(mph)          S 6-10 G18   N 6-10 G22   SW 8-12 G22  SW 10-14 G23
CWR                   10           60           10           10
LAL                   1            1            1            1

Remarks...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.FRIDAY...Cloudy with scattered snow showers and showers. Lows
25 to 34. Highs 35 to 48. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow
showers and showers. Lows 25 to 36. Highs 36 to 51. South winds
around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance
of snow showers. Lows 26 to 36. Highs 37 to 53. Southeast winds
around 5 mph.

$$

AKZ212-241730-
Eastern Norton Sound and Nulato Hills-
Including the cities of Unalakleet, Stebbins, St Michael, Elim,
Koyuk, and Shaktoolik
330 PM AKDT Tue May 23 2017

                      Tonight      Wed          Wed Night    Thu

Cloud cover           MCldy        Cloudy       MCldy        MCldy
Precip type           Showers      Rain         Snow/rain    Snow/rain
Chance precip (%)     90           90           60           60
Temp (24h trend)      34 (+1)      41-47 (-1)   31           39-47
RH % (24h trend)      82-97 (+1)   ABV 40 (+4)  85-95        ABV 40
20ftWnd(mph)          S 5-9 G17    SW 8-12 G22  SW 8-12 G22  SW 7-11 G19
CWR                   30           70           20           20
LAL                   1            1            1            1

Remarks...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.FRIDAY...Cloudy with rain likely and scattered snow showers.
Patchy fog. Scattered showers. Lows 28 to 35. Highs 38 to 47.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows 31 to 37. Highs 38 to 51. South winds around
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
snow showers. Lows 31 to 39. Highs 42 to 56. Southeast winds
around 5 mph.

$$

AKZ214-241730-
Yukon Delta-
Including the cities of Mountain Village, Emmonak, Alakanuk,
Kotlik, Pilot Station, St Marys, Scammon Bay, Marshall,
Nunam Iqua, and Pitkas Point
330 PM AKDT Tue May 23 2017

                      Tonight      Wed          Wed Night    Thu

Cloud cover           MCldy        MCldy        MCldy        MCldy
Precip type           Showers      Showers      Showers      Showers
Chance precip (%)     60           70           60           50
Temp (24h trend)      33 (0)       38-48 (0)    31           38-48
RH % (24h trend)      87-97 (+2)   ABV 40 (+2)  88-97        ABV 40
20ftWnd(mph)          S 5-9 G17    SW 9-13 G22  SW 8-12 G22  W 8-12 G24
CWR                   40           30           20           20
LAL                   1            1            1            1

Remarks...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.FRIDAY...Cloudy with scattered showers and snow showers. Lows
28 to 34. Highs 37 to 48. South winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows 30 to 36. Highs 40 to 52. South winds around
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows
31 to 39. Highs 43 to 56. North winds around 5 mph.

$$

AKZ215-241730-
Lower Yukon Valley-
Including the cities of Russian Mission, Grayling, Holy Cross,
Shageluk, Anvik, and Flat
330 PM AKDT Tue May 23 2017

                      Tonight      Wed          Wed Night    Thu

Cloud cover           MCldy        MCldy        MCldy        MCldy
Precip type           Rain         Rain         Showers      Showers
Chance precip (%)     90           90           70           60
Temp (24h trend)      34-42 (+2)   42-52 (+1)   31-37        42-52
RH % (24h trend)      82-97 (+8)   ABV 40 (-5)  79-94        ABV 40
20ftWnd(mph)          S 7-11 G18   SW 9-13 G23  SW 9-13 G23  S 6-10
CWR                   30           50           20           20
LAL                   1            1            1            1

Remarks...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.FRIDAY...Cloudy with rain likely and scattered snow showers.
Patchy fog. Scattered showers. Lows 29 to 36. Highs 40 to 52.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows 31 to 37. Highs 40 to 56. South winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows
33 to 40. Highs 45 to 60. East winds around 5 mph.

$$

AKZ216-241730-
Lower Koyukuk and Middle Yukon Valleys-
Including the cities of Galena, Nulato, Huslia, Kaltag, Ruby,
and Koyukuk
330 PM AKDT Tue May 23 2017

                      Tonight      Wed          Wed Night    Thu

Cloud cover           MCldy        Cloudy       MCldy        MCldy
Precip type           Showers      Rain         Showers      Showers
Chance precip (%)     70           90           60           60
Temp (24h trend)      35-42 (0)    45-55 (+3)   29-38        44-54
RH % (24h trend)      81-96 (+5)   ABV 40 (+2)  80-95        39-54
20ftWnd(mph)          S 5-9        S 10-14 G24  S 8-12 G22   S 6-10 G17
CWR                   0            70           20           10
LAL                   1            1            1            1

Remarks...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.FRIDAY...Cloudy with scattered showers and snow showers. Lows
28 to 36. Highs 39 to 54. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
snow showers. Lows 29 to 38. Highs 39 to 58. Southeast winds
around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows
30 to 39. Highs 43 to 61. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

$$

AKZ217-241730-
Upper Kobuk and Noatak Valleys-
Including the cities of Ambler, Shungnak, and Kobuk
330 PM AKDT Tue May 23 2017

                      Tonight      Wed          Wed Night    Thu

Cloud cover           MCldy        MCldy        MCldy        MCldy
Precip type           Showers      Showers      Showers      Showers
Chance precip (%)     50           80           80           60
Temp (24h trend)      28-38 (0)    43-53 (+3)   24-34        43-53
RH % (24h trend)      75-90 (+19)  ABV 40 (+4)  79-93        ABV 40
20ftWnd(mph)          SW 3-7       SE 10-14 G25 SE 8-12 G22  S 9-13 G25
CWR                   10           20           60           20
LAL                   1            1            1            1

Remarks...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain likely and scattered snow
showers. Patchy fog. Scattered showers. Lows 23 to 35. Highs
32 to 53. South winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
snow showers. Lows 24 to 35. Highs 32 to 57. Southeast winds
around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
snow showers. Lows 26 to 36. Highs 34 to 59. Southeast winds
around 5 mph.

$$

AKZ227-241730-
Upper Kuskokwim Valley-
Including the cities of McGrath, Nikolai, Takotna,
and Farewell Lake
330 PM AKDT Tue May 23 2017

                      Tonight      Wed          Wed Night    Thu

Cloud cover           MCldy        Cloudy       MCldy        MCldy
Precip type           Showers      Showers      Showers      Snow/rain
Chance precip (%)     60           80           70           60
Temp (24h trend)      31-41 (+1)   45-55 (+4)   24-34        42-52
RH % (24h trend)      82-97 (0)    ABV 40 (-5)  83-93        ABV 40
20ftWnd(mph)          S 5-9 G17    SE 20-30 G40 SE 20-30 G40 S 6-10 G19
CWR                   0            50           40           20
LAL                   1            1            1            1

Remarks...Strongest winds will be near Alaska Range passes from Farewell
Lake east.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.FRIDAY...Cloudy with rain likely and scattered snow showers.
Patchy fog. Scattered showers. Lows 23 to 35. Highs 35 to 52.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
snow showers. Lows 24 to 37. Highs 35 to 57. South winds around
5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows
27 to 39. Highs 41 to 60. East winds around 5 mph.

$$
LTH May 17



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