Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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FNAK51 PAFC 261551
FWFAER

FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
751 AM AKDT THU MAY 26 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR THE COPPER RIVER BASIN...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR SUSITNA VALLEY...

.DISCUSSION...
A BUILDING RIDGE SPREADING EAST WILL BRING VERY WARM AND DRY
CONDITIONS ACROSS MANY INLAND AREAS OF SOUTHCENTRAL FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY. THIS WARMING AND DRYING WILL BE ENHANCED BY THE
NORTHERLY FLOW ACROSS THE ALASKA RANGE CREATING DOWNSLOPE
CONDITIONS ACROSS THE SUSITNA VALLEY AND COPPER RIVER BASIN. AS A
RESULT, WIDESPREAD TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S WITH RH VALUES IN THE
20S ARE EXPECTED IN THESE AREAS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. HOW STRONG
THE AFTERNOON PRESSURE GRADIENTS AND RESULTANT NORTHERLY WINDS
WILL BE ACROSS THE SUSITNA VALLEY AND COPPER RIVER BASIN IS STILL
IN QUESTION. CONFIDENCE IS HOWEVER INCREASING THAT CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER INDICES MAY BE REACHED DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY.

AKZ101-270745-
ANCHORAGE-
INCLUDING...ANCHORAGE...EAGLE RIVER...INDIAN...EKLUTNA
751 AM AKDT THU MAY 26 2016

.ABOVE 1500 FT...
                   TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   53-59 (+1)   44 (+3)      60-66
RH % (24H TREND)   46-61 (+1)   71-83 (0)    36-46
20FTWND(MPH)       NW 5-12      NW 6-13      N 3-6
CWR                0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.BELOW 1500 FT...
                   TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   68 (+2)      47 (+1)      65-70
RH % (24H TREND)   34-41 (-2)   77 (-1)      31-37
20FTWND(MPH)       NW 5-9       NW 5-10      N 4-6
CWR                0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S TO LOWER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

AKZ111-270745-
MATANUSKA VALLEY-
INCLUDING...PALMER...WASILLA...SUTTON...CHICKALOON
751 AM AKDT THU MAY 26 2016

.ABOVE 1500 FT...
                   TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   53-60 (+2)   41 (+1)      58-66
RH % (24H TREND)   37-52 (-1)   78-94 (+7)   30-46
20FTWND(MPH)       N 4-11       N 4-11       NE 4-9
CWR                0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.BELOW 1500 FT...
                   TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   67 (+1)      47 (+2)      65-70
RH % (24H TREND)   34 (-1)      74-86 (+2)   26-32
20FTWND(MPH)       NW 3-9       NW 2-8       N 2-8
CWR                0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S TO LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

AKZ121-270745-
WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-
INCLUDING...KENAI...SOLDOTNA...HOMER...COOPER LANDING
751 AM AKDT THU MAY 26 2016

.INLAND AREAS...
                   TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   61-69 (+3)   44 (+3)      64-71
RH % (24H TREND)   25-42 (-1)   72-79 (-4)   27-41
20FTWND(MPH)       N 7-10       N 7-10       N 4-7
CWR                0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.COASTAL AREAS...
                   TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   64 (+4)      46 (+1)      62-68
RH % (24H TREND)   38-51 (-9)   72-80 (-6)   36-46
20FTWND(MPH)       N 6-12       NW 6-11      N 5-10
CWR                0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

AKZ125-270745-
WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
INCLUDING...WHITTIER...SEWARD...GIRDWOOD...MOOSE PASS
751 AM AKDT THU MAY 26 2016

.INLAND AREAS...
                   TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   55-65 (+2)   43 (+1)      56-67
RH % (24H TREND)   42-65 (+8)   81-99 (+9)   33-53
20FTWND(MPH)       NW 10-12     NW 11-14     LGT/VAR
CWR                0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.COASTAL AREAS...
                   TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER        PCLDY        CLEAR        MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   56-62 (+2)   47 (-1)      56-62
RH % (24H TREND)   40-65 (+7)   70-94 (+12)  48-58
20FTWND(MPH)       NW 6-12      NW 8-13      N 1-5
CWR                0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

AKZ141-270745-
COPPER RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING...GLENNALLEN...EUREKA...MCCARTHY...PAXSON...SLANA
751 AM AKDT THU MAY 26 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR THE COPPER RIVER BASIN...

                   TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      20           0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   56-64 (+3)   41 (+1)      65-75
RH % (24H TREND)   27-39 (+1)   71-92 (+11)  22-33
20FTWND(MPH)       N 4-11       N 10 TO 20   NE 5-15
CWR                0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S TO MID 70S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

AKZ145-270745-
SUSITNA VALLEY-
INCLUDING...TALKEETNA...WILLOW...CANTWELL
751 AM AKDT THU MAY 26 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR SUSITNA VALLEY...

.ABOVE 1500 FT...
                   TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        SHOWERS      RAIN         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      40           20           0
TEMP (24H TREND)   53-60 (+4)   41 (-1)      59-65
RH % (24H TREND)   36-50 (-3)   77-96 (+8)   29-44
20FTWND(MPH)       N 6-13       N 8-16       NE 6-12
CWR                0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.BELOW 1500 FT...
                   TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   68 (+3)      47 (+1)      67-75
RH % (24H TREND)   27-37 (+2)   72-80 (-1)   23-29
20FTWND(MPH)       N 5-11       N 7-16 G23   N 5-15
CWR                0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S TO MID 70S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

AKZ171-270745-
KODIAK ISLAND-
INCLUDING...KODIAK CITY
751 AM AKDT THU MAY 26 2016

.INLAND AREAS...
                   TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   55-64 (+3)   45 (+1)      58-66
RH % (24H TREND)   44-58 (-2)   79-90 (0)    38-53
20FTWND(MPH)       N 4-8        N 2-7        E 5-8
CWR                0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.COASTAL AREAS...
                   TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER        MCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR
PRECIP TYPE        NONE         NONE         NONE
CHANCE PRECIP      0            0            0
TEMP (24H TREND)   63 (+3)      46 (+1)      58-64
RH % (24H TREND)   49-59 (-2)   77-89 (0)    41-55
20FTWND(MPH)       N 3-11       N 2-10       E 4-9
CWR                0            0            0
LAL                1            1            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$



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