GACC Map

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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: Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 Parameters:


Predictive Service Area Tue
Jul 22
Wed
Jul 23
Thu
Jul 24
Fri
Jul 25
Sat
Jul 26
Sun
Jul 27
Mon
Jul 28
Tue
Jul 29
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 weakening cold front over eastern Alaska will continue clouds and scattered showers in the interior.  The next rainy weather system is moving into western Alaska today and will continue eastward over the next couple of days. Clouds and showers into South-Central and Copper River Basin today but showers will be spotty and the best chances of rain in those areas will wait until Friday. Breezy west winds along the west coast tomorrow.

Long wave trough remains over northern Alaska into next week for a cool, showery regime…yes, more of the same for the north. The large  ridge in the Bering Sea is forecast to slowly move into southwest Alaska over the weekend, but just barely.

Fuels/Fire Potential

Human caused starts yesterday in Western Kenai and Tok areas showed little sign of fire growth. However, Upper Tanana Valley and 40 Mile country have some potential with FFMCs above 90 and BUIs rising. Clouds will slow growth potential overall there. Copper River and Western Kenai also showing rising BUIs, but show more moderating weather today. Other areas with BUIs generally below 40 pose little risk with green fuelbeds.

Possibility for some drying conditions over the weekend in southwest Alaska.

Resources

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

Forecasters: alden 7/23/2014 1312 MDT