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Fuel Dryness


Moist - Little or no risk for large fires.
Dry - Low risk of large fires in the absence of a "High Risk" event.
Very dry - Low/Moderate risk of large fires in the absence of a "High Risk" event.
Data Unavailable.

High Risk Events


Dry-Relative Humidity less than 15% across Southeast Alaska and less than 10% elsewhere.
Windy-Widespread sustained North through east winds greater than 25 mph over Southeast Alaska and widespread sustained winds greater than 30 mph elsewhere across the state.
Lightning- Scattered dry strikes or widespread mostly dry strikes.
Recreation-High recreation or other human activity.

Missing Stations

  • UMIAT
  • TOK
  • DENALI VISITOR CTR
  • GOLD KING
  • FT YUKON
  • LOST CREEK
  • LITTLE BLACK
  • PREACHER CREEK
  • WONDER LAKE
  • SHAKTOOLIK

Alaska Area 7 Day
Significant Fire Potential

Issued: Friday, Aug 29, 2014 Parameters:


Predictive Service Area Thu
Aug 28
Fri
Aug 29
Sat
Aug 30
Sun
Aug 31
Mon
Sep 1
Tue
Sep 2
Wed
Sep 3
Thu
Sep 4
AK00 - North Slope
AK01E - Tanana Valley-East
AK01W - Tanana Valley-West
AK02 - Upper Yukon Valley
AK03N - Tanana Zone-North
AK03S - Tanana Zone-South
AK04 - Koyukuk/Upper Kobuk
AK05 - Middle Yukon
AK06 - Seward Peninsula
AK07 - Lower Yukon
AK08 - Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
AK09 - Kuskokwim Valley
AK10 - Bristol Bay and AK Pen
AK11 - Susitna Valley
AK12 - Copper River Basin
AK13 - Matanuska Vly/Anchorage
AK14 - Kenai Peninsula
AK15 - Northern Panhandle
AK16 - Central Panhandle
AK17 - Southern Panhandle
AK18 - Kodiak

Weather

A weather front lying through central Alaska will be passing through the eastern Interior to the border today bringing widespread light rain.  Breezy west winds today and tomorrow in the cold air following the front gusting to 25 mph in the interior and above 30 mph in the coastal areas of the central and northern Galena Zone.  The weather system in the Gulf of Alaska will be moving east and bringing rain to the Copper River Basin.  
Clearing and cold air behind the front with freezing temperatures in central and northern Interior.  

A long wave trough will remain over the state into next week with occasional weak troughs and ridges passing through for occasional showers followed by clearing.  Snow will be mixed in with the showers starting tonight in the northern third of Alaska.  

This is the last 7-day outlook of the 2014 season.  Have a safe winter and we will resume in spring 2015.

Fuels/Fire Potential

Tok Area is the last hold out with FFMCs above 86 and FWI's somewhat higher.  Even there, winds won't be strong enough increase spread potential much. Overall, either precipitation or continued cooling trend keeps FFMCs below significant thresholds for ignition and spread. Some elevated DCs remain, especially in the eastern Interior.




Resources

Alaska is at PL 1. In-state resources are adequate for the current low fire potential.

Forecasters: Alden/Ziel 8/29/2014 1226 MDT