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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
318 PM AKDT FRI MAY 22 2015

AKZ018>021-024>026-029-231700-
TAIYA INLET AND KLONDIKE HIGHWAY-HAINES BOROUGH AND LYNN CANAL-
GLACIER BAY-EASTERN CHICHAGOF ISLAND-
EASTERN BARANOF ISLAND AND SOUTHERN ADMIRALTY ISLAND-
JUNEAU BOROUGH AND NORTHERN ADMIRALTY ISLAND-
INNER CHANNELS FROM KUPREANOF ISLAND TO ETOLIN ISLAND-
MISTY FJORDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SKAGWAY...HAINES...GUSTAVUS...HOONAH...
ANGOON...JUNEAU...PETERSBURG...WRANGELL...KAKE...HYDER
318 PM AKDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER THROUGH SATURDAY...

FIRE DANGER HAS INCREASED IN AREAS SUCH AS THE HAINES HIGHWAY,
TAIYA RIVER VALLEY, HYDER, AND OTHER AREAS AWAY FROM THE WATER
CHANNELS FRIDAY AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES HAVE PLUMMETED
INTO THE 20 TO MID 30 PERCENT RANGE. WINDS REMAIN AT 10 MPH OR
LESS BUT FIRE FUELS REMAIN VERY DRY ACROSS THE INNER CHANNELS.
SIMILAR BUT SLIGHTLY BETTER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR SATURDAY
AFTERNOON AS OFFSHORE FLOW WEAKENS AND TURNS MORE ONSHORE BY
SATURDAY EVENING. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ARE STILL EXPECTED TO
DROP INTO THE UPPER 20 TO MID 30 PERCENT RANGE BUT WINDS SHOULD
REMAIN RELATIVELY LIGHT IN THE DRY AREAS. FIRE DANGER SUBSIDES
SUNDAY AND MONDAY DUE TO INCREASED ONSHORE FLOW AND MORE CLOUD
COVER FOR SHADING CAUSING HIGHER RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

PEOPLE SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXERCISE EXTRA CAUTION WITH ANY
OPEN AIR FIRES THROUGH THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

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