Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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FNAK51 PAFC 192359
FWFAER

FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
359 PM AKDT TUE AUG 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SUBTLE UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL TRAVERSE THE REGION THROUGH
WEDNESDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE BEGINS TO BUILD IN FROM THE WEST. THERE
REMAINS A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR WET THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN
OF THE SUSITNA/MATANUSKA VALLEYS AND COPPER RIVER BASIN THIS EVENING.
THE ATMOSPHERE HOWEVER LOOKS TO BECOME LESS CONDUCIVE FOR THUNDERSTORMS
WEDNESDAY AND SUBSEQUENT DAYS. THURSDAY SHOULD FEATURE WARMER
TEMPERATURES AND DRIER CONDITIONS BUT RED FLAG CONDITIONS ARE NOT
EXPECTED.

THERE IS CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY REGARDING A NORTH PACIFIC LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHING THE GULF OF ALASKA ON FRIDAY. AT THIS
JUNCTURE IT APPEARS THE LION`S SHARE OF PRECIPITATION AND CLOUDS
WILL REMAIN AWAY FROM THE SOUTHERN MAINLAND...BUT IT IS POSSIBLE
CONDITIONS TO CLOSE OUT THE WEEK COULD BE COOLER AND WETTER THAN
ADVERTISED. IN ANY EVENT...THE WEATHER PATTERN OVERALL DOES LOOK
TO TREND COOLER AND WETTER BY EARLY NEXT WEEK.


AKZ101-201800-
ANCHORAGE-
INCLUDING...ANCHORAGE...EAGLE RIVER...INDIAN...EKLUTNA
359 PM AKDT TUE AUG 19 2014

.ABOVE 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      30           20           20           0
TEMP (24H TREND)   49 (+5)      63 (-1)      49           59-65
RH % (24H TREND)   99 (0)       58-69 (+2)   98           49-63
20FTWND(MPH)       W 2-6        W 3-8        W 3-8        LGT/VAR
CWR                20           20           10           0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.BELOW 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      10           20           10           0
TEMP (24H TREND)   52 (+5)      68 (-1)      50           71
RH % (24H TREND)   97 (0)       53 (+1)      97           42-48
20FTWND(MPH)       LGT/VAR      W 3-6        W 2-7        LGT/VAR
CWR                0            10           0           0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

AKZ111-201800-
MATANUSKA VALLEY-
INCLUDING...PALMER...WASILLA...SUTTON...CHICKALOON
359 PM AKDT TUE AUG 19 2014

.ABOVE 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        TSTMS        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      50           20           20           0
TEMP (24H TREND)   48 (+2)      57-64 (-1)   46           59-66
RH % (24H TREND)   100 (+1)     48-60 (+1)   94-100       43-54
20FTWND(MPH)       LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      W 3-5        SW 2-5
CWR                30           10           10           0
LAL                2            1            1            1

REMARKS...ISOLATED WET THUNDERSTORMS THIS EVENING.

.BELOW 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      20           20           10           0
TEMP (24H TREND)   51 (+4)      69 (-1)      50           72
RH % (24H TREND)   91-99 (0)    47 (+1)      92-99        42
20FTWND(MPH)       LGT/VAR      SW 2-5       W 3-5        LGT/VAR
CWR                10           10           0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

AKZ121-201800-
WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-
INCLUDING...KENAI...SOLDOTNA...HOMER...COOPER LANDING
359 PM AKDT TUE AUG 19 2014

.INLAND AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      20           20           10           0
TEMP (24H TREND)   51 (+6)      67 (-1)      49           64-71
RH % (24H TREND)   99 (0)       47-57 (-6)   99           46-55
20FTWND(MPH)       LGT/VAR      NW 3-5       W 2-5        NW 2-5
CWR                10           10           0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.COASTAL AREAS...
                   TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      10           10           0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   52 (+4)      66 (0)       51           67
RH % (24H TREND)   99 (+3)      52-63 (-5)   99           52-63
20FTWND(MPH)       SW 4-9       W 4-8        SW 3-8       NW 3-7
CWR                0            0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

AKZ141-201800-
COPPER RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING...GLENNALLEN...EUREKA...MCCARTHY...PAXSON...SLANA
359 PM AKDT TUE AUG 19 2014

                   TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        TSTMS        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      30           20           20           0
TEMP (24H TREND)   44 (+1)      67 (0)       43           62-68
RH % (24H TREND)   91-98 (+1)   36-43 (-4)   89-97        30-42
20FTWND(MPH)       LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR
CWR                20           20           20           0
LAL                2            1            1            1

REMARKS...NEAR THE MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED WET THUNDERSTORMS THIS
EVENING.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

AKZ145-201800-
SUSITNA VALLEY-
INCLUDING...TALKEETNA...WILLOW...CANTWELL
359 PM AKDT TUE AUG 19 2014

.ABOVE 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        TSTMS        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      40           40           20           20
TEMP (24H TREND)   46 (0)       55-62 (0)    45           58-64
RH % (24H TREND)   100 (0)      42-55 (-1)   100          41-54
20FTWND(MPH)       LGT/VAR      W 2-5        NW 3-5       LGT/VAR
CWR                30           30           10           10
LAL                2            1            1            1

REMARKS...ISOLATED WET THUNDERSTORMS THIS EVENING.

.BELOW 1500 FT...
                   TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS
CHANCE PRECIP      20           30           20           10
TEMP (24H TREND)   49 (+2)      68 (0)       48           71
RH % (24H TREND)   100 (0)      41-48 (-4)   100          41-48
20FTWND(MPH)       LGT/VAR      SW 2-5       SW 2-5       LGT/VAR
CWR                10           10           10           0
LAL                1            1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. LIGHT WINDS.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$



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