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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 100839
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0339 AM CDT SUN AUG 10 2003
   
   VALID 101200Z - 111200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   MID LEVEL 60 KT JET STREAM WILL MOVE OVER NRN CA/OREGON/NRN ID
   TODAY...WHILE THE UPPER RIDGE IN THE WEST SLOWLY EDGES EASTWARD. THE
   UPPER LOW OFF THE WEST COAST WILL APPROACH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
   COAST BY MONDAY MORNING. AT THE SURFACE...A FRONT WILL EXTEND ACROSS
   NEBRASKA INTO NRN MN BY 11/00Z WITH A SFC TROUGH ACROSS ERN MT/WY.
   THE STRONGEST SFC WINDS TODAY WILL BE ACROSS ERN OREGON AND NRN
   CA...ESPECIALLY EAST OF THE SIERRA. SUSTAINED WINDS WILL RANGE FROM
   15-25 MPH...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS TO 35 MPH. THOUGH THE WINDS
   ALOFT WILL BE QUITE STRONG...SFC WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE STRONG
   ENOUGH TO WARRANT AN OUTLOOK.
   
   ISOLATED DRY TSTMS ARE POSSIBLE MAINLY ACROSS PORTIONS OF ID/MT/WY
   AND UT TODAY. K INDEX VALUES ARE FORECAST TO BE HIGHEST ACROSS UT
   AND ERN ID THIS AFTERNOON. POINT FORECAST SOUNDINGS INDICATE THE
   BEST CHANCE FOR DRY TSTMS WILL BE ACROSS ERN ID/NW UT/NW WY AND WRN
   MT...WHERE THERE WILL BE INVERTED V PROFILES AND RELATIVELY LOW
   PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES. ERRATIC AND STRONG TSTM WIND GUSTS WILL
   BE ASSOCIATED WITH ANY STORMS WHICH DO FORM.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 08/10/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 100950
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0450 AM CDT SUN AUG 10 2003
   
   VALID 111200Z - 121200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER LOW WILL BE JUST OFF THE WA COAST AT THE START OF THE
   PERIOD...AND THE ASSOCIATED SPEED MAX WILL EXTEND FROM NERN OREGON
   THROUGH NRN ID INTO ALBERTA/SASKATCHEWAN BY MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE
   RIDGE ACROSS THE FOUR CORNERS WILL WEAKEN SOMEWHAT BY TUESDAY IN
   RESPONSE TO THE WRN UPPER STORM SYSTEM...AND A RETROGRADING UPPER
   LOW IN THE LOWER MS RIVER VALLEY. AT THE SFC...A COLD FRONT WILL
   MOVE ACROSS WA/OREGON ON MONDAY...SHIFTING WINDS TO NWLY WITH GUSTY
   POST FRONTAL WINDS. NCEP SHORT RANGE ENSEMBLE FORECAST OUTPUT
   SUGGESTS THERE WILL BE A BROAD AREA OF MODERATE SFC WINDS / 15-25
   MPH / ACROSS ERN ID/NW WY AND PORTIONS OF MT. HOWEVER...MINIMUM RH
   VALUES WILL GENERALLY BE ABOVE 15 PERCENT...WITH A CHANCE OF
   SCATTERED WET TSTMS ACROSS SRN MT/NRN WY.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 08/10/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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