Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
837 PM AKDT SUN MAY 17 2015

AKZ219>226-182000-
UPPER KOYUKUK VALLEY-YUKON FLATS AND SURROUNDING UPLANDS-
CENTRAL INTERIOR-MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY-DELTANA AND TANANA FLATS-
UPPER TANANA VALLEY AND THE FORTYMILE COUNTRY-DENALI-
EASTERN ALASKA RANGE-
INCLUDING...ALLAKAKET...HUGHES...BETTLES...CARIBOU MOUNTAIN...
GOBBLERS KNOB...FORT YUKON...VENETIE...CENTRAL...CIRCLE...
STEVENS VILLAGE...BEAVER...CHALKYITSIK...BIRCH CREEK...
CIRCLE HOT SPRINGS...EAGLE SUMMIT...TWELVEMILE SUMMIT...NENANA...
ANDERSON...TANANA...MINTO...MANLEY HOT SPRINGS...RAMPART...
LAKE MINCHUMINA...LIVENGOOD...FAIRBANKS...FORT WAINWRIGHT...
EIELSON AFB...ESTER...NORTH POLE...MOOSE CREEK...TWO RIVERS...
FOX...CHATANIKA...CHENA HOT SPRINGS...SOURDOUGH CAMP...SALCHA...
DELTA JUNCTION...FORT GREELY...HARDING/BIRCH LAKE...DRY CREEK...
DOT LAKE...HEALY LAKE...TOK...TANACROSS...EAGLE...TETLIN...
NORTHWAY...ALCAN...CHICKEN...BOUNDARY...HEALY...
DENALI NATIONAL PARK...CARLO CREEK...KANTISHNA...MENTASTA LAKE...
BLACK RAPIDS...DONNELLY DOME...TRIMS CAMP...EAGLE TRAIL...
MINERAL LAKE
837 PM AKDT SUN MAY 17 2015

...WARM AND DRY THIS WEEK...

HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL PERSIST OVER THE AREA THROUGH THE WEEK
WITH A THERMAL TROUGH OF LOWER PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE OVER THE
INTERIOR.

THE WARM DRY CONDITIONS THAT THE INTERIOR HAS EXPERIENCED OVER
THE PAST COUPLE WEEKS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEK. HIGHS WILL
BE IN THE 70S TO LOWER 80S OVER MOST OF THE INTERIOR AND RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES DURING THE DAY WILL FALL TO 10 TO 20 PERCENT FOR
MANY LOCATIONS.

SOME BREEZY CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED DURING THE DAY AS THE WINDS
FEEDING INTO THE THERMAL TROUGH GUST TO 10 TO 20 MPH EXCEPT NEAR
THE ALASKA RANGE STRONG GUSTS TO 35 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED.

THE COMBINATION OF WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS HAS PRODUCED DANGEROUS
FIRE CONDITIONS AND LED TO THE ISSUANCE OF RED FLAG WARNINGS FOR
MOST OF THE INTERIOR. FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION CONCERNING RED
FLAG WARNINGS GO TO WWW.FIREWX.ARH.NOAA.GOV.

FOR THE LATEST WEATHER FORECASTS FOR INTERIOR ALASKA GO TO
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FAIRBANKS.

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