Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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FNAK51 PAFC 172346
FWFAER

FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
346 PM AKDT THU APR 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE GULF OF ALASKA IS MOVING
WEST TOWARD KODIAK ISLAND AND WEAKENING. AS IT DOES SO...WETTING
RAINS CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS KODIAK ISLAND THROUGH THIS EVENING.
THE SOUTH CENTRAL MAINLAND ON THE OTHER HAND WILL SEE RAIN
SHOWERS OVER THE KENAI PENINSULA...INCREASING IN COVERAGE
OVERNIGHT. GENERALLY BROAD SOUTHERLY FLOW DEVELOPS OVER THE
GULF TONIGHT AND BRINGS RAINS OR MIXED RAIN AND SNOW BACK TO THE
COASTS WITH SHOWERS INLAND OVER SOUTH CENTRAL THROUGH FRIDAY.
GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE
MATANUSKA VALLEY TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING OVER THE MAINLAND ON SATURDAY WILL
BRING DRYING CONDITIONS ONCE AGAIN ALONG WITH SOME LOCALLY GUSTY
OUTFLOW WINDS ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL.


AKZ111-181815-
MATANUSKA VALLEY-
INCLUDING...PALMER...WASILLA...SUTTON...CHICKALOON
346 PM AKDT THU APR 17 2014

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

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SNOW/RAIN    SHOWERS      NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      20           60           60           0
TEMP (24H TREND)   29 (0)       39-47 (-4)   29           42-50
RH % (24H TREND)   83-92 (+10)  39-57 (+3)   79-89        34-43
20FTWND(MPH)       E 2-5        SE 3-8G17    SE 3-5G14    LGT/VAR
CWR                0            40           10           0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

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

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            40           30           0
TEMP (24H TREND)   29 (+1)      51 (-3)      29           54
RH % (24H TREND)   86-92 (0)    29-42 (-4)   78-87        32-44
20FTWND(MPH)       E 1-5        SE 3-11G25   E 3-13G20    NE 2-6
CWR                0            10           0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...GUSTY WINDS IN THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 50.
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

$$

AKZ121-181815-
WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-
INCLUDING...KENAI...SOLDOTNA...HOMER...COOPER LANDING
346 PM AKDT THU APR 17 2014

.INLAND AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SNOW/RAIN    SNOW         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      60           60           40           0
TEMP (24H TREND)   32 (0)       47 (-5)      29           49
RH % (24H TREND)   89-95 (0)    50-61 (-3)   81-90        46-55
20FTWND(MPH)       LGT/VAR      SE 4-8       E 4-9        NE 6-10
CWR                30           30           10           0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.COASTAL AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      60           60           30           0
TEMP (24H TREND)   33 (0)       47 (-3)      31           49
RH % (24H TREND)   88-95 (+1)   53-64 (+3)   80-91        44-54
20FTWND(MPH)       LGT/VAR      E 3-9        NE 3-11      NE 10-17
CWR                30           20           0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 40S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

$$

AKZ171-181815-
KODIAK ISLAND-
INCLUDING...KODIAK CITY
346 PM AKDT THU APR 17 2014

.INLAND AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SNOW/RAIN    SNOW/RAIN
CHANCE PRECIP      70           40           70           80
TEMP (24H TREND)   31 (-3)      34-44 (+1)   32           36-44
RH % (24H TREND)   87-95 (0)    55-75 (-15)  87-95        67-83
20FTWND(MPH)       W 6-9        E 10-13      E 12-17      NE 20-25
CWR                20           10           40           70
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.COASTAL AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        PCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SNOW/RAIN    SNOW/RAIN
CHANCE PRECIP      80           40           70           80
TEMP (24H TREND)   35 (-2)      44 (+1)      35           45
RH % (24H TREND)   86-94 (0)    57-70 (-17)  86-93        68-77
20FTWND(MPH)       W 6-11       SE 9-16      E 13-22      NE 21-29 G37
CWR                50           10           40           70
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

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

$$



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