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FNAK51 PAFC 202341
FWFAER

Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Southcentral Alaska
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
341 PM AKDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.DISCUSSION...

Rain showers over the area this evening will diminish overnight.
Gusty winds through Turnagain Arm and the Knik River Valley will
persist through Sunday, with the strongest winds expected Saturday
night. The gusty downsloping winds will keep most lower elevation
areas mainly dry through Sunday, with most of the precipitation
staying in the mountains. Fire weather concerns remain minimal.


AKZ101-211645-
Anchorage-
Including...Anchorage...Eagle River...Indian...Eklutna
341 PM AKDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.Above 1500 ft...
                   Tonight      Sat          Sat Night    Sun

Cloud cover        MCldy        MCldy        PCldy        MCldy
Precip type        shwrs        shwrs        shwrs        shwrs
Chance precip (%)  80           40           40           40
Temp (24h trend)   31 (-1)      39-45 (0)    33           40-46
RH % (24h trend)   76-85 (-11)  47-67 (+4)   73-84        46-60
20FTWND(MPH)       SE 13-22 G29 SE 10-27 G37 SE 17-33 G44 E 10-25 G36
CWR                60           20           20           20
LAL                1            1            1            1

Remarks...None

.Below 1500 ft...
                   Tonight      Sat          Sat Night    Sun

Cloud cover        MCldy        MCldy        PCldy        MCldy
Precip type        shwrs        shwrs        none         shwrs
Chance precip (%)  70           40           10           20
Temp (24h trend)   34 (-3)      51 (+2)      36           52
RH % (24h trend)   81 (-10)     42-52 (+1)   76           40-48
20FTWND(MPH)       SE 7-17 G25  SE 3-18 G31  E 3-20 G31   NE 2-15
CWR                60           10           0            0
LAL                1            1            1            1

Remarks...Strongest winds through Turnagain Arm.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated snow showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. East winds around
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs in the upper 40s. East winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 40s. Southeast winds
around 5 mph.

$$

AKZ111-211645-
Matanuska Valley-
Including...Palmer...Wasilla...Sutton...Chickaloon
341 PM AKDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.Above 1500 ft...
                   Tonight      Sat          Sat Night    Sun

Cloud cover        MCldy        MCldy        PCldy        PCldy
Precip type        shwrs        shwrs        shwrs        snow
Chance precip (%)  80           60           50           60
Temp (24h trend)   30 (-1)      44 (+2)      31           45
RH % (24h trend)   76-86 (-12)  46-60 (+5)   70-83        42-53
20FTWND(MPH)       S 5-17 G25   SE 2-15 G23  SE 4-18 G25  E 5-14
CWR                70           30           30           40
LAL                1            1            1            1

Remarks...None.

.Below 1500 ft...
                   Tonight      Sat          Sat Night    Sun

Cloud cover        MCldy        MCldy        MClear       PCldy
Precip type        shwrs        shwrs        none         shwrs
Chance precip (%)  80           40           10           30
Temp (24h trend)   34 (-1)      51 (+2)      35           53
RH % (24h trend)   73-81 (-14)  39-46 (+2)   67-76        33-41
20FTWND(MPH)       SE 2-14 G23  E 3-16 G24   E 4-16 G24   E 7-17 G24
CWR                60           10           0            10
LAL                1            1            1            1

Remarks...Strongest winds through the Knik River Valley.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Cloudy. Scattered snow showers and isolated showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. East winds around
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. East winds around
5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. Southeast winds
around 5 mph.

$$

AKZ121-211645-
Western Kenai Peninsula-
Including...Kenai...Soldotna...Homer...Cooper Landing
341 PM AKDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.Inland Areas...
                   Tonight      Sat          Sat Night    Sun

Cloud cover        MCldy        PCldy        PCldy        MCldy
Precip type        shwrs        shwrs        shwrs        shwrs
Chance precip (%)  80           50           60           60
Temp (24h trend)   33 (+2)      44-50 (0)    36           45-51
RH % (24h trend)   87 (-8)      41-56 (+1)   74-82        39-54
20FTWND(MPH)       S 5-13       SE 6-19 G29  E 6-21 G31   E 9-20 G31
CWR                60           20           20           30
LAL                1            1            1            1

Remarks...Greatest chance of precipitation from Cooper Landing east.

.Coastal Areas...
                   Tonight      Sat          Sat Night    Sun

Cloud cover        MCldy        MCldy        PCldy        MCldy
Precip type        shwrs        shwrs        rain         shwrs
Chance precip (%)  40           60           50           60
Temp (24h trend)   34 (+1)      49 (+1)      37           50
RH % (24h trend)   85-91 (0)    43-58 (-2)   79           40-58
20FTWND(MPH)       S 3-14       SE 2-14 G23  E 3-17 G26   NE 10-19 G28
CWR                10           10           10           30
LAL                1            1            1            1

Remarks...Strongest winds along the Inlet.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs
in the upper 40s. East winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs in the upper 40s. East winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the lower
30s. Highs in the upper 40s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

$$


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