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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 050911
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0411 AM CDT SAT JUL 05 2003
   
   VALID 051200Z - 061200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR WCNTRL MT...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL MOVE INTO ALBERTA BY TONIGHT...WITH A MID
   LEVEL JET INCREASING FLOW ACROSS ID/MT. WINDS ALOFT SHOULD INCREASE
   TO AROUND 50 KTS BY THIS EVENING...WHICH WILL RESULT IN GUSTY SFC
   WINDS OF 15-30 MPH ACROSS PORTIONS OF ID/MT/WY. AT THE SURFACE...A
   COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SE ACROSS MT LATER TODAY...AND WILL BE LOCATED
   IN THE DAKOTAS BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. THE UPPER RIDGE WILL PERSIST
   ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST...WITH GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS. MUCH OF THE WEST
   WILL BE TOO DRY FOR TSTMS...WITH ISOLATED DRY TSTMS POSSIBLE ACROSS
   ERN AZ/NM/ERN CO AND PORTIONS OF MT.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - WCNTRL MT...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: / STRONG SFC WINDS 20-30 MPH WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
   GUSTS / MINIMUM RH VALUES 10-15 PERCENT / EXTREME LONG TERM
   DROUGHT...
   
   SFC WINDS WILL INCREASE BY AFTN AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
   APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15-20 MPH ARE
   LIKELY...WITH HIGHER GUSTS TO 35 MPH POSSIBLE. MINIMUM RH VALUES
   WILL RANGE BETWEEN 10-15 PERCENT...WITH MAX TEMPS IN THE 70S/80S.
   RECENT FIRE DANGER CLASS OBSERVATIONS ARE IN THE HIGH OR VERY HIGH
   RANGE. STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MID
   EVENING...EVENTUALLY SWITCHING TO NORTHWEST BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.
   INSTABILITY COMBINED WITH VERY STEEP LAPSE RATES WILL LIKELY TRIGGER
   A FEW TSTMS... AND SOME OF THESE MAY CONTAIN LITTLE OR NO RAIN.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   STRONG SFC WINDS ARE AGAIN EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS FAVORED
   TERRAIN AREAS OF SRN CA. SUSTAINED W/NWLY WINDS OF 15-25 MPH WILL BE
   LIKELY WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH POSSIBLE. MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL RANGE
   FROM 10-20 PERCENT WITH TEMPS IN THE 90S/100S. LATEST FIRE DANGER
   RATING OBSERVATIONS SHOW HIGH TO EXTREME VALUES JUST EAST OF THE
   COASTAL AREAS. GIVEN THE LOCALIZED NATURE OF THE GUSTY WINDS...AN
   OUTLOOK AREA WILL NOT BE ISSUED. HOWEVER...THE STRONG WINDS AND
   DRY/HOT WEATHER WILL POSE A FIRE WEATHER CONCERN TODAY.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 07/05/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 050942
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0442 AM CDT SAT JUL 05 2003
   
   VALID 061200Z - 071200Z
   
   ...NO AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   PROGRESSIVE ZONAL FLOW PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EARLY PART
   OF THE WEEK. MODERATE WLY FLOW AROUND 50-60 KTS WILL ALLOW UPPER
   LEVEL DISTURBANCES TO MOVE QUICKLY EWD ACROSS THE NRN TIER.
   SPECIFICALLY...AN UPPER LOW WILL MOVE FROM WRN SASKATCHEWAN ON
   SUNDAY MORNING...TO WRN ONTARIO BY MONDAY. AT THE SFC...A COLD FRONT
   WILL MOVE THROUGH THE NRN PLAINS...WITH A STRONG LEE SIDE TROUGH
   DEVELOPING ON SUNDAY AFTN. STRONG SFC WINDS OF 15-30 MPH WILL OCCUR
   ON SUNDAY AFTN...WHICH WILL INCREASE THE THREAT FOR WIND DRIVEN
   FIRES ACROSS THE CNTRL/SRN PLAINS. RH VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 30-50
   PERCENT EXCEPT ACROSS THE HIGH PLAINS WHERE THEY WILL BE ABOVE 20
   PERCENT. ALTHOUGH STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MT/WY ON
   SUNDAY...HIGHER RH VALUES COMBINED WITH LOWER TEMPERATURES SHOULD
   PRECLUDE ANY OUTLOOK AREAS.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 07/05/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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