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One product issued by NWS for: 5 Miles SW Denali Park AK

Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
147 PM AKDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND
ACROSS THE EASTERN INTERIOR...

AKZ225-231600-
/O.CON.PAFG.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150524T0600Z/
DENALI-
147 PM AKDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM AKDT SATURDAY
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 225...

* HIGHEST THREAT...NEAR ALASKA RANGE PASSES.

* WIND...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH THROUGH
  PASSES DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON. SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH ON SATURDAY THROUGH THE PASSES.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* TIMING...RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP BELOW 15 PERCENT BY 1 PM
  THIS AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RECOVER ABOVE 15
  PERCENT BY 10 PM AKDT TONIGHT. RED FLAG CONDITIONS WILL RETURN
  AFTER NOON AKDT FRIDAY AS WINDS INCREASE AND RELATIVE
  HUMIDITY LEVELS DROP.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING OR WILL
OCCUR WHICH COULD LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF LARGE AND DANGEROUS
FIRES. IT IS DIRECTED TOWARD FIRE AGENCIES...AND THROUGH THEM...
TO THE PUBLIC.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$



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