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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 090853
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0353 AM CDT SAT AUG 09 2003
   
   VALID 091200Z - 101200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   EARLY MORNING WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS STATIONARY UPPER LOW OFF THE
   PACIFIC COAST...WHICH IS NOT FORECAST TO MOVE MUCH UNTIL SUNDAY.
   BUILDING RIDGE ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST WILL HELP INCREASE THE PRESSURE
   GRADIENT FROM NRN CA INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY. MID LEVEL JET
   WILL STRENGTHEN TO AROUND 50-55 KT BY THE END OF THE PERIOD. FOR
   SATURDAY HOWEVER...LOCALLY BREEZY/WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
   ACROSS THE REGION. ELSEWHERE...ISOLATED DRY TSTMS ARE POSSIBLE
   ACROSS NERN ID/SW MT THIS AFTN. FORECAST POINT SOUNDINGS SUGGEST
   THAT RELATIVELY HIGH CAPE/PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES WILL RESULT IN
   MAINLY WET TSTMS ACROSS ERN MT/WY/CO.
   
   ...PACIFIC NORTHWEST/CNTRL NV/ERN ID...
   
   LATEST VWP DATA INDICATES THAT 30-40 KT MID LEVEL JET IS ALONG THE
   PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST. FORECAST SOUNDINGS SUGGEST THAT WINDS AT
   THE TOP OF THE BOUNDARY LAYER WILL BE AROUND 30-40 KTS TODAY.
   MODERATE SFC WINDS OF 15-25 MPH ARE LIKELY WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
   HOWEVER...WIND OBSERVATIONS FROM FRIDAY WERE MAINLY BELOW CRITICAL
   FIRE OUTLOOK CRITERIA. WITH THE LOW NOT EXPECTED TO MOVE MUCH UNTIL
   SUNDAY...SFC WINDS SHOULD NOT BE SIGNIFICANTLY STRONGER THAN
   YESTERDAY.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 08/09/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 090933
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0433 AM CDT SAT AUG 09 2003
   
   VALID 101200Z - 111200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE WEATHER PATTERN WILL FINALLY BECOME MORE PROGRESSIVE ON
   SUNDAY...AS THE UPPER LOW OFF THE WEST COAST BEGINS TO MOVE INLAND.
   MID LEVEL WINDS WILL INCREASE TO NEARLY 60 KTS BY SUNDAY NIGHT...AND
   THE UPPER LOW SHOULD BE LOCATED NEAR VANCOUVER ISLAND BY MONDAY
   MORNING. AT THE SFC...A STATIONARY FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM SRN MT
   THROUGH NERN WY. THE STRONGEST SFC WINDS WILL LIKELY BE ACROSS NRN
   CA/NW NV/ERN OREGON AND ID UNDER THE JET STREAK. MODERATE SFC WINDS
   OF 15-25 MPH WITH LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE. MINIMUM RH
   VALUES WILL GENERALLY RANGE BETWEEN 10-20 PERCENT. COOLER
   TEMPERATURES AND HIGHER RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED FOR MONDAY.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 08/09/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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