An Alaskan Weather and Climate Blog: All Science, No Politics
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Fire Season Update
Alaska Fire Service, 8am June 30, 2012
Here's a plot of actives fires in Alaska from the Alaska Fire Service as of Saturday, June 30th. Thus far, estimated acreage burned is just under 135,000 acres. This more than 100,000 acres less than last year at the end of June and far below normal. Fire season still has four to six weeks to go, and a warm dry July could still bring problems, but so far, looking good. The cloudy, damp weather the past several days allowed AFS to get control of the Bear Creek and Allakaket Fires.