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FNAK71 PAFC 261341
FWSAER

SPOT FORECAST FOR STEAMBOAT CREEK...DOF
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
541 AM AKDT TUE JUL 26 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1956 AKDT ON JULY 25.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO SHIFT BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE NORTHEAST
AND SOUTHEAST THROUGHOUT THE DAY TODAY AS DRAINAGE WINDS CLASH
WITH INCREASING SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS. A FEW GUSTS WILL BE
POSSIBLE FROM THE SOUTHEAST DURING THE AFTERNOON WITH THE
INCREASING PRESSURE GRADIENT BUT OTHERWISE WINDS SHOULD BE LESS
THAN 10 MPH THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. BASED ON TRENDS FROM
PREVIOUS DAYS...IT SEEMS THAT EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL
PREVAIL TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH THE PRESSURE GRADIENT NOT
AS FAVORABLE TO USHER IN STRONGER SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS. SHOWER
COVERAGE WILL INCREASE TONIGHT AS MOISTURE SPILLS OVER THE
COASTAL RANGE BUT SHOULD BE QUITE DIFFICULT TO SQUEEZE OUT
A WETTING RAIN AS MUCH OF THE MOISTURE WILL HANG UP ALONG THE
COASTAL RANGE.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). ISOLATED RAIN
                    SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED RAIN
                    SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....57-63.
MIN HUMIDITY........60-65 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHEAST TO SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 8 MPH. A FEW
                    GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 20 MPH POSSIBLE IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................10 PERCENT.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......INCREASING TO 5800 TO 6300 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........EAST/SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). NUMEROUS RAIN
                    SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 51.
MAX HUMIDITY........85 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHEAST WINDS 4 TO 8 MPH.
CWR.................42 PERCENT.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......DECREASING TO 1000 TO 1400 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHEAST 3 TO 6 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). RAIN LIKELY IN
                    THE MORNING...THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66.
MIN HUMIDITY........51-60 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........EAST WINDS 6 TO 10 MPH.
CWR.................51 PERCENT.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......INCREASING TO 6400 TO 6800 IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........EAST 6 TO 12 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...MCLAY
REQUESTED BY...COPPER RIVER FORESTRY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20160725.STEAM.03/AER



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