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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 070858
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0358 AM CDT SAT AUG 07 2004
   
   VALID 071200Z - 081200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   EARLY MORNING WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS UPPER CIRCULATION NOW MOVING
    ACROSS SERN BC/ID PANHANDLE. THIS SHORTWAVE WILL TRACK ACROSS THE
   NRN ROCKIES WITH THE TROUGH AXIS ACROSS ERN NV BY TONIGHT. JUST
   DOWNSTREAM OF THIS FEATURE IS ANOTHER SHORTWAVE NOW MOVING ACROSS
   THE CNTRL PLAINS. AT THE SFC...LOW PRESSURE WILL DEEPEN IN RESPONSE
   TO 30-60 METER HEIGHT FALLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE MT STORM SYSTEM. BY
   08/00Z...FRONT WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE WRN DAKOTAS INTO SERN
   MT...WHILE A SFC TROUGH/DRYLINE DEVELOPS BY EARLY AFTN FROM CNTRL SD
   TO WRN TX. IN THE EAST...DEEP UPPER TROUGH WILL BRING SHOWERS TO THE
   NORTHEAST AND COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPS ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA.
   
   ...WY/ERN MT...
   STRONG SFC WINDS ARE LIKELY TODAY...GENERALLY IN THE 15-20 MPH RANGE
   WITH ISOLATED HIGHER GUSTS TO 30-35 MPH. MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL BE
   ABOVE 15 PERCENT IN MOST CASES...SO AN OUTLOOK AREA WILL NOT BE
   ISSUED. IN ADDITION...ISOLATED DRY TSTMS WILL BE DIURNALLY DRIVEN
   WITH THE BEST COVERAGE ACROSS ERN MT AND THE DAKOTAS.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 08/07/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 070859
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0359 AM CDT SAT AUG 07 2004
   
   VALID 081200Z - 091200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   SHORTWAVE NOW EXITING PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL DIG ACROSS THE NRN
   PLAINS/UPPER MIDWEST WHILE UPPER RIDGE AMPLIFIES. MODERATE NORTHWEST
   FLOW ALOFT WILL RANGE FROM 35 KT TO 50-55 KT NEAR THE UPPER LOW.
   UPPER RIDGE WILL ALSO BUILD IN THE EAST IN THE WAKE OF LARGE UPPER
   TROUGH LIFTING NORTHEAST. AT LOWER LEVELS...COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS
   FROM WRN MN/CNTRL NE INTO WRN IA/KS BY EARLY EVENING. THE STRONGEST
   SFC FLOW WILL BE FOCUSED ACROSS ERN MT/DAKOTAS/MN...WHERE SUSTAINED
   WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE 20-30 MPH RANGE WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
   HOWEVER...HIGH RH VALUES WILL MITIGATE THE FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
    
   ...DRY TSTMS...
   MUCH OF THE WEST WILL GET A BREAK FROM STORMS AS THE RIDGE BUILDS IN
   AND MOISTURE GETS SHUNTED TO THE EAST. THE EXCEPTION WILL BE ALONG
   THE FRONT RANGE IN CO...INTO ERN NM/SRN AZ WHERE A MIX OF WET/DRY
   TSTMS ARE POSSIBLE.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 08/07/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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