Early Forecast for 2015 Alaska Fire Season

The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center’s Predictive Services desk has released its early forecast for the 2015 Alaska fire season. The gist of it is that snowpack around the state is 40-50% below normal, there is potential for a very warm spring and the low snowfall could lead to an early start to the fire season. Of course, given the way Mother Nature has been behaving this winter who knows what could happen in March and April. Here’s a link to the AICC report: http://fire.ak.blm.gov/content/weather/outlooks/seasonal.pdf

About Alaska Division of Forestry

Alaska Division of Forestry website: http://forestry.alaska.gov/ Mission: The Alaska Division of Forestry proudly serves Alaskans through forest management and wildland fire protection. The Wildland Fire and Aviation Program provides safe, cost-effective and efficient fire protection services and related fire and aviation management activities to protect human life and values on State, private and municipal lands. The wildland fire program cooperates with other wildland fire agencies on a statewide, interagency basis.

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