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Red Flag Warning

Status

Event Extended (Time) Expired

Start Time

Mon 07/04/2022 06:05 PM EDT

End Time

Wed 07/06/2022 04:00 AM EDT

Significance

Warning

Impacts

High impact

Headline

...Significant Lightning Over Eastern Interior Through Tuesday Night...
Red Flag Warnings for abundant lightning and extremely dry fuels are in effect for zones 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225 and 226 this afternoon and evening. Additionally zones 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225 and 226 have been extended through Midnight Tuesday. Thunderstorm activity is still expected Tuesday afternoon and evening in zones 218 and 219, however lighting levels are not expected to reach Red Flag Warning criteria in those zones. Another short wave will move over the area on Wednesday and combined with fuel conditions that are expected to remain extremely dry, the Red Flag Warnings may need to be extended into Wednesday evening as well.
Thunderstorm activity is expected this afternoon and evening with scattered thunderstorms, along with frequent lightning, hail and gusty winds, over most of the Eastern and Central Interior. Expect lightning stroke counts to reach 5000 to 10,000 today with thunderstorm activity again going through the night. Expect another 5000 to 10000 lighting strokes on Tuesday in the Eastern Interior.
Min RH should be 28-38% across the Eastern Interior this afternoon and evening, then increase Tue. The Eastern Interior should remain warmer than normal and relatively dry from Wed through the end of the week.

Full Alert Message

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Fairbanks AK 205 PM AKDT Mon Jul 4 2022 ...Significant Lightning Over Eastern Interior Through Tuesday Night... Red Flag Warnings for abundant lightning and extremely dry fuels are in effect for zones 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225 and 226 this afternoon and evening. Additionally zones 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225 and 226 have been extended through Midnight Tuesday. Thunderstorm activity is still expected Tuesday afternoon and evening in zones 218 and 219, however lighting levels are not expected to reach Red Flag Warning criteria in those zones. Another short wave will move over the area on Wednesday and combined with fuel conditions that are expected to remain extremely dry, the Red Flag Warnings may need to be extended into Wednesday evening as well. Thunderstorm activity is expected this afternoon and evening with scattered thunderstorms, along with frequent lightning, hail and gusty winds, over most of the Eastern and Central Interior. Expect lightning stroke counts to reach 5000 to 10,000 today with thunderstorm activity again going through the night. Expect another 5000 to 10000 lighting strokes on Tuesday in the Eastern Interior. Min RH should be 28-38% across the Eastern Interior this afternoon and evening, then increase Tue. The Eastern Interior should remain warmer than normal and relatively dry from Wed through the end of the week. AKZ222-050800- /O.EXT.PAFG.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-220706T0800Z/ Middle Tanana Valley- 205 PM AKDT Mon Jul 4 2022 ...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT AKDT TUESDAY NIGHT FOR LIGHTNING FOR MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY... * AFFECTED AREA...Middle Tanana Valley. * TIMING...Until Midnight Tuesday night. * LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...4. * WINDS...West 5 mph or less. * HUMIDITY...As low as 38 percent. * TEMPERATURES...75 to 82. * IMPACTS...Ample lightning could lead to numerous new fire starts. 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. &&