Fire Weather Watch
URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
313 AM AKDT Wed Jul 10 2019
…Dry Lightning Expected Thursday into Friday…
Isolated thunderstorms in the Southern and Eastern Interior today with a few hundred lightning strikes. Widely scattered thunderstorms across the area south of a line from Chalkyitsik to Livengood to Marshall today. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms south of a line from Eagle to Kotzebue Thu and Fri, with potentially 500-1000 lightning strikes each day. Rainfall will be light with these thunderstorms, and with dry fuel conditions, there could be many new fire starts.
…FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR LIGHTNING FOR MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY…
* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL…3.
* TIMING…Noon Thursday through Friday evening.
* WINDS…Northeast 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
* HUMIDITY…As low as 39 percent.
* TEMPERATURES…53 to 80.
* IMPACTS…Ample lightning could lead to numerous new fire
A Fire Weather Watch means that weather conditions could lead to the potential for a Red Flag event in the near future. This watch will remain in effect until it is upgraded to a Red Flag Warning or that it is determined that the Red Flag event will not develop.
Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.