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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
246 PM AKDT FRI MAY 27 2016

AKZ145-281500-
/O.NEW.PAFC.FW.A.0002.160529T0100Z-160529T1000Z/
246 PM AKDT FRI MAY 27 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT FOR THE SUSITNA VALLEY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATION...SUSITNA VALLEY.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH...STRONGEST
  ACROSS THE NORTHERN SUSITNA VALLEY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 19 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...72 TO NEAR 78.

* TIMING...TEMPERATURES WILL BE HIGHEST AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL
  BE LOWEST DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON SATURDAY. NORTHERLY WINDS
  WILL ALSO INCREASE AND BECOME GUSTY...ESPECIALLY THROUGH BROAD
  PASS AND THE NORTHERN SUSITNA VALLEY. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL
  BEGIN TO SLOWLY RECOVER DURING THE LATE EVENING HOURS SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...RAPID IGNITION...GROWTH AND SPREAD OF FIRES WILL BE
  POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. IT IS DIRECTED TOWARD FIRE AGENCIES...AND
THROUGH THEM TO THE PUBLIC.

&&

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