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Sep 23, 2014 Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Tue Sep 23 16:05:03 UTC 2014 (Print Version | 20140923 1700Z Day 1 FireWX shapefile | 20140923 1700Z Day 1 FireWX KML)
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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 231604

   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1104 AM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014

   VALID 231700Z - 241200Z

   ..NE CA...SE ORE...NW NV...
   SWLY WINDS WILL LIKELY APPROACH 20 MPH IN ISOLATED LOCATIONS WITH
   WINDS FROM 10 TO 15 MPH EXPECTED ELSEWHERE. SLIGHTLY STRONGER WINDS
   ARE POSSIBLE IN ELEVATED AREAS...PARTICULARLY S-CNTRL ORE. HIGHS
   WILL BE IN LOW 80S...SUPPORTING MIN RH VALUES FROM 15 TO 20 PERCENT.
   AS SUCH...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE STILL ANTICIPATED AND
   NO CHANGES ARE NEEDED TO THE PREVIOUS OUTLOOK.

   ..MOSIER.. 09/23/2014

   .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0352 AM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014/

   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE BULK OF THE STRONGEST MID-/UPPER-LEVEL FLOW ACROSS THE UNITED
   STATES WILL RETREAT NORTHWARD INTO CANADA DURING THE FORECAST
   PERIOD. THE EXCEPTION TO THIS WILL BE ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
   WHERE A STRONG MID-/UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL APPROACH THE COAST. 

   AT THE SURFACE...TRANQUIL WEATHER WILL EXIST ACROSS MUCH OF THE
   UNITED STATES AS AN EXPANSIVE HIGH PRESSURE TAKES HOLD IN THE WAKE
   OF A DEPARTING COLD FRONT. EXCEPTIONS ARE --
   1. ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES WHERE A WEAK SURFACE TROUGH
   CAN BE FOUND JUST OFF THE COASTS OF GEORGIA...SOUTH CAROLINA...AND
   NORTH CAROLINA...
   2. ACROSS THE LEE OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS WHERE A LEE TROUGH WILL
   DEVELOP...AND
   3. ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WHERE AN INCREASING SURFACE PRESSURE
   GRADIENT WILL DEVELOP AS A STRONG SURFACE CYCLONE
   DEVELOPS/APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST.

   ...NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA...SOUTHEAST OREGON...AND NORTHWEST NEVADA...
   DEEP SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP ATOP AN INCREASING
   SURFACE-PRESSURE GRADIENT AS THE AFOREMENTIONED MID-/UPPER-LEVEL LOW
   APPROACHES THE COAST. SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL WARM INTO THE 70S
   AND 80S /ALLOWING FOR MINIMUM RELATIVE-HUMIDITY VALUES TO FALL INTO
   THE TEENS/ AND SURFACE WINDS WILL INCREASE IN THE 10-20 MPH RANGE.
   THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...INCREASING SURFACE
   WINDS...AND DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN ELEVATED FIRE-WEATHER
   CONDITIONS.

   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...

   CLICK FOR DAY 1 FIREWX AREAL OUTLINE PRODUCT (KWNSPFWFD1)
      
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