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FNAK53 PAFG 291216  
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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR INTERIOR ALASKA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK  
416 AM AKDT MON MAY 29 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD WEST  
FROM WESTERN CANADA AND OVER INTERIOR ALASKA THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF  
THIS WEEK. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR A GRADUAL RISE IN TEMPERATURES AND  
ADDITIONAL DRYING OF FUELS. MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL DROP INTO THE  
20S TO LOWER 30S OVER MUCH OF THE EASTERN AND CENTRAL INTERIOR.  
 
GAP WINDS WILL DEVELOP AGAIN TODAY NEAR ALASKA RANGE PASSES AND WILL  
LOCALLY APPROACH RED FLAG CRITERIA FOR SUSTAINED WINDS ALONG  
THE RICHARDSON HIGHWAY SOUTH OF DELTA JUNCTION TO ISABEL PASS THIS  
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. EXPECT MINIMUM RH VALUES NEAR RED FLAG  
CRITERIA IN THE VICINITY OF ALASKA RANGE PASSES THIS AFTERNOON AND  
THIS EVENING.  
 
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ALONG A  
LINE FROM ARCTIC VILLAGE SOUTHWEST TO NEAR HOLY CROSS.  
 
AREAS AWAY FROM THE ALASKA RANGE WITH RED FLAG TEMPERATURE CRITERIA WILL  
NEED TO BE CLOSELY MONITORED BEGINNING TUESDAY AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE  
WEEK AS TEMPERATURES RISE INTO THE LOW TO MID 70S, AND MINIMUM RH WELL AS  
WIND CRITERIA WILL ALSO BE CLOSE TO MEETING RED FLAG CRITERIA.  
 
AKZ218-300630-  
SOUTHEASTERN BROOKS RANGE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ARCTIC VILLAGE, WISEMAN, COLDFOOT,  
CHANDALAR DOT CAMP, AND INIAKUK LAKE  
416 AM AKDT MON MAY 29 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY MCLDY MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS TSTMS SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 80 80 40  
TEMP (24H TREND) 57-67 (0) 28-38 (-2) 50-60  
RH % (24H TREND) 33-48 (+15) 85-100 (+18) 30-45  
20FTWND(MPH) E 6-10 G23 S 3-7 SW 5-9 G17  
CWR 10 20 10  
LAL 2 2 1  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS. LOWS 24 TO 40.  
HIGHS 37 TO 67. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 26 TO 42. HIGHS 41 TO 67.  
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 33 TO 44. HIGHS 43 TO 67. NORTHEAST  
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
AKZ219-300630-  
UPPER KOYUKUK VALLEY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ALLAKAKET, HUGHES, BETTLES,  
CARIBOU MOUNTAIN, AND GOBBLERS KNOB  
416 AM AKDT MON MAY 29 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY MCLDY MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS TSTMS SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 70 70 50  
TEMP (24H TREND) 51-61 (-1) 31-40 (-2) 50-60  
RH % (24H TREND) 37-52 (+14) 85-100 (+16) 37-52  
20FTWND(MPH) SE 4-8 G17 S 6-10 G19 W 6-10 G22  
CWR 10 20 10  
LAL 2 2 1  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 29 TO 39. HIGHS 42 TO 67. WEST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 32 TO 43.  
HIGHS 44 TO 72. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 35 TO 46. HIGHS 44 TO 72. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
AKZ220-300630-  
YUKON FLATS AND SURROUNDING UPLANDS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FORT YUKON, VENETIE, CENTRAL, CIRCLE,  
STEVENS VILLAGE, BEAVER, CHALKYITSIK, BIRCH CREEK,  
CIRCLE HOT SPRINGS, EAGLE SUMMIT, AND TWELVEMILE SUMMIT  
416 AM AKDT MON MAY 29 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS TSTMS SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 30 30 20  
TEMP (24H TREND) 60-70 (+2) 32-42 (-2) 53-63  
RH % (24H TREND) 17-32 (+9) 84-99 (+21) 23-38  
20FTWND(MPH) S 4-8 SW 4-8 SW 6-10 G18  
CWR 0 0 0  
LAL 2 2 1  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 30 TO 44. HIGHS 45 TO 72. WEST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 31 TO 45. HIGHS 48 TO 78.  
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 33 TO 45. HIGHS 48 TO 78. NORTHEAST  
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
AKZ221-300630-  
CENTRAL INTERIOR-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF NENANA, ANDERSON, TANANA, MINTO,  
MANLEY HOT SPRINGS, RAMPART, LAKE MINCHUMINA, AND LIVENGOOD  
416 AM AKDT MON MAY 29 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY MCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS TSTMS SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 40 40 30  
TEMP (24H TREND) 56-66 (-2) 32-41 (0) 54-64  
RH % (24H TREND) 23-38 (+8) 85-100 (+16) 26-41  
20FTWND(MPH) SW 4-8 SW 6-10 G19 SW 7-11 G21  
CWR 0 0 0  
LAL 2 2 1  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 32 TO 44. HIGHS 48 TO 72. NORTH  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 34 TO 47.  
HIGHS 48 TO 74. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 37 TO 46. HIGHS 48 TO 74. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
AKZ222-300630-  
MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FAIRBANKS, FORT WAINWRIGHT, EIELSON AFB,  
ESTER, NORTH POLE, MOOSE CREEK, TWO RIVERS, FOX, CHATANIKA,  
CHENA HOT SPRINGS, AND SOURDOUGH CAMP  
416 AM AKDT MON MAY 29 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE SHOWERS SHOWERS SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 20 30 30  
TEMP (24H TREND) 57-67 (+1) 34-40 (-4) 54-64  
RH % (24H TREND) 23-37 (+3) 84-99 (+16) 30-45  
20FTWND(MPH) S 6-10 G19 SW 7-11 G19 SW 6-10 G19  
CWR 0 0 0  
LAL 1 1 1  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 31 TO 44. HIGHS 51 TO 72. LIGHT  
WINDS.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 32 TO 48. HIGHS 55 TO 75.  
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 35 TO 46. HIGHS 55 TO 75. NORTHEAST  
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
AKZ223-300630-  
DELTANA AND TANANA FLATS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SALCHA, DELTA JUNCTION, FORT GREELY,  
HARDING/BIRCH LAKE, DRY CREEK, DOT LAKE, AND HEALY LAKE  
416 AM AKDT MON MAY 29 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 10  
TEMP (24H TREND) 56-66 (-1) 35-41 (-3) 54-64  
RH % (24H TREND) 19-34 (0) 82-97 (+11) 20-35  
20FTWND(MPH) S 8-12 G27 SW 7-11 G26 W 3-7  
CWR 0 0 0  
LAL 1 1 1  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 35 TO 43. HIGHS 53 TO 71.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 35 TO 47. HIGHS 59 TO 75.  
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 39 TO 45. HIGHS 58 TO 75. NORTHEAST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
AKZ224-300630-  
UPPER TANANA VALLEY AND THE FORTYMILE COUNTRY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF TOK, TANACROSS, EAGLE, TETLIN, NORTHWAY,  
ALCAN, CHICKEN, AND BOUNDARY  
416 AM AKDT MON MAY 29 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY MCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE SHOWERS SHOWERS SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 30 20 10  
TEMP (24H TREND) 59-69 (-1) 31-41 (0) 53-63  
RH % (24H TREND) 21-36 (+8) 84-99 (+13) 19-34  
20FTWND(MPH) SW 3-7 W 4-8 G18 W 3-7  
CWR 0 0 0  
LAL 1 1 1  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 31 TO 43. HIGHS 46 TO 69. NORTH  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 29 TO 45. HIGHS 48 TO 75.  
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO 47.  
HIGHS 48 TO 75. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
AKZ225-300630-  
DENALI-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HEALY, DENALI NATIONAL PARK, CARLO CREEK,  
AND KANTISHNA  
416 AM AKDT MON MAY 29 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE SHOWERS SHOWERS SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 50 50 30  
TEMP (24H TREND) 52-62 (-3) 23-33 (-3) 51-61  
RH % (24H TREND) 21-36 (-3) 85-100 (+6) 28-43  
20FTWND(MPH) SW 6-10 G25 S 8-12 G27 SW 4-8 G21  
CWR 10 10 10  
LAL 1 1 1  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 22 TO 41. HIGHS 40 TO 69. EAST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 28 TO 45. HIGHS 44 TO 72.  
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS 31 TO 46. HIGHS  
44 TO 72. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
AKZ226-300630-  
EASTERN ALASKA RANGE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MENTASTA LAKE, BLACK RAPIDS,  
DONNELLY DOME, TRIMS DOT CAMP, EAGLE TRAIL, AND MINERAL LAKE  
416 AM AKDT MON MAY 29 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE SHOWERS NONE SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 20 0 10  
TEMP (24H TREND) 55-65 (-4) 22-32 (-4) 51-61  
RH % (24H TREND) 22-37 (+6) 83-98 (+6) 20-35  
20FTWND(MPH) S 7-11 G27 SW 8-12 G28 LGT/VAR  
CWR 0 0 0  
LAL 1 1 1  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 27 TO 41. HIGHS 38 TO 68.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 29 TO 44. HIGHS 41 TO 72.  
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS. LOWS 31 TO 46.  
HIGHS 41 TO 72. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
CCC MAY 17  
 
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