Expect a busy start to the Alaska fire season in parts of South Central, Southwest Alaska, and the Tanana Valley due to below normal snowpack and a warmer than normal spring in the forecast. Increased fire activity is anticipated due to human caused fires in the populated areas of these regions. More remote areas won’t see much activity till late May or June as lightning doesn’t typically begin till then. By June, normal temperatures are forecast, so a normal fire season is expected from that time for the rest of the season.
Categories: Fire Weather