Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
1218 PM AKDT THU APR 16 2015

AKZ218>226-171400-
SOUTHEASTERN BROOKS RANGE-UPPER KOYUKUK VALLEY-
YUKON FLATS AND SURROUNDING UPLANDS-CENTRAL INTERIOR-
MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY-DELTANA AND TANANA FLATS-
UPPER TANANA VALLEY AND THE FORTYMILE COUNTRY-DENALI-
EASTERN ALASKA RANGE-
INCLUDING...ARCTIC VILLAGE...WISEMAN...COLDFOOT...
CHANDALAR D.O.T. CAMP...INIAKUK LAKE...ALLAKAKET...HUGHES...
BETTLES...CARIBOU MOUNTAIN...GOBBLERS KNOB...FORT YUKON...
VENETIE...CENTRAL...CIRCLE...STEVENS VILLAGE...BEAVER...
CHALKYITSIK...BIRCH CREEK...CIRCLE HOT SPRINGS...EAGLE SUMMIT...
TWELVEMILE SUMMIT...NENANA...ANDERSON...TANANA...MINTO...
MANLEY HOT SPRINGS...RAMPART...LAKE MINCHUMINA...LIVENGOOD...
FAIRBANKS...FORT WAINWRIGHT...EIELSON AFB...ESTER...NORTH POLE...
MOOSE CREEK...TWO RIVERS...FOX...CHATANIKA...CHENA HOT SPRINGS...
SOURDOUGH CAMP...SALCHA...DELTA JUNCTION...FORT GREELY...
HARDING/BIRCH LAKE...DRY CREEK...DOT LAKE...HEALY LAKE...TOK...
TANACROSS...EAGLE...TETLIN...NORTHWAY...ALCAN...CHICKEN...
BOUNDARY...HEALY...DENALI NATIONAL PARK...CARLO CREEK...
KANTISHNA...MENTASTA LAKE...BLACK RAPIDS...DONNELLY DOME...
TRIMS CAMP...EAGLE TRAIL...MINERAL LAKE
1218 PM AKDT THU APR 16 2015

...WARMER TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE INTERIOR THIS WEEKEND...

A WEAK CHINOOK WILL SET UP FRIDAY NIGHT THAT WILL PRODUCE WINDS
GUSTING TO AROUND 45 MPH NEAR PASSES FRIDAY NIGHT TO SATURDAY
MORNING. THE CHINOOK WILL STRENGTHEN ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH
WINDS GUSTING TO AROUND 60 MPH NEAR PASSES THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

WITH THE STRONG SOUTH FLOW COMES WARMER TEMPERATURES AND DRIER
CONDITIONS. TEMPERATURES IN THE INTERIOR WILL RANGE FROM THE MID
40S TO MID 60S SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

AS WE LOSE MORE SNOW COVER THIS WILL ALSO LEAD TO NEAR RED FLAG
CONDITIONS NEAR THE NORTH SLOPES OF THE ALASKA RANGE AS BURNABLE
MATERIALS DRY RAPIDLY. EXTREME CAUTION SHOULD BE USED IN AREAS
THAT HAVE NO SNOW COVER.

FOR THE LATEST WEATHER FORECASTS GO TO WEATHER.GOV/FAIRBANKS.

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