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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 030846
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0346 AM CDT THU JUL 03 2003
   
   VALID 031200Z - 041200Z
   
   ...NO AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   BROAD UPPER RIDGE WILL REMAIN CENTERED OVER ERN AZ/WRN NM DURING DAY
   ONE. A STRONG SHORTWAVE WILL PROGRESS EWD FROM THE NRN ROCKIES INTO
   THE NRN PLAINS....AND AID IN A SLIGHT RETROGRESSION OF THE RIDGE BY
   THE END OF THE PERIOD. GUSTY WINDS WILL AGAIN BE PRESENT OVER THE
   NRN HIGH PLAINS/ROCKIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE
   SHORTWAVE. VERY WARM TEMPERATURES/HIGH HAINES INDICES WILL BE
   PRESENT IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE RIDGE...WITH MIN RH READINGS LESS
   THAN 10 PERCENT ACROSS MOST OF THE GREAT BASIN/DESERT SW.
   HOWEVER...SUSTAINED WINDS LESS THAN 20 MPH OVER THIS REGION WILL
   PRECLUDE A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT. MID LEVEL MOISTURE TRAPPED
   ON THE ERN/NRN PERIPHERY OF THE UPPER RIDGE WILL AID IN ISOLATED DRY
   THUNDERSTORMS OVER SRN MT/NWRN WY...AND ALONG THE CO FRONT RANGE SWD
   INTO WRN/CENTRAL NM.
   
   ...WRN/CENTRAL MT...WRN WY/ERN ID...
   SUSTAINED WLY WINDS TODAY WILL BE SIMILAR IN STRENGTH TODAY THAN
   THOSE OBSERVED YESTERDAY...RANGING FROM 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
   35 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON....FROM WRN/CENTRAL MT SWD INTO WRN
   WY/FAR ERN ID. FIRE DANGER RATINGS CONTINUE TO REMAIN MARGINAL WHERE
   THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE /NWRN-NCENTRAL MT/...AND WITH ANOTHER
   DAY OF NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND MARGINALLY LOW RH READINGS
   /AROUND 20 PERCENT/ A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT IS NOT EXPECTED.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 07/03/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 030944
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0444 AM CDT THU JUL 03 2003
   
   VALID 041200Z - 051200Z
   
   ...NO AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER RIDGE WILL BE CENTERED OVER AZ THROUGH THE PERIOD...WHILE A
   SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL MOVE EWD INTO THE GREAT LAKES FROM THE NRN
   PLAINS. A COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TROUGH WILL MOVE INTO THE
   CENTRAL ROCKIES. INCREASED UPSLOPE FLOW WILL AID IN SCATTERED
   THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE CENTRAL ROCKIES. MOST OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS
   WILL BE WET. FARTHER SW....UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE WILL ADVECT SLOWLY
   WWD INTO SERN AZ. VERY DRY BOUNDARY LAYER OVER THIS AREA WILL
   SUPPORT ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS.  VERY WARM TEMPERATURES AND MIN
   RH READINGS AROUND 10 PERCENT WILL BE LOCATED OVER MUCH OF THE SW
   AND GREAT BASIN. LIGHT SUSTAINED WINDS /LESS THAN 20 MPH/ WILL
   PRECLUDE A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL
   REMAIN OVER MT...ON THE FRINGE OF THE STRONGEST MID LEVEL WIND
   FIELDS.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 07/03/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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