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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 180813
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0313 AM CDT SAT JUN 18 2005
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR NRN AZ/SRN NV/SRN AND CNTRL UT/WRN
   CO...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER LOW OFF THE WEST COAST IS FORECAST TO MOVE LITTLE THROUGH
   SUNDAY...BUT EMBEDDED JET MAXIMA WILL CONTINUE TO CARVE A DEEPER
   LARGER SCALE TROUGH WHICH HAS SET UP ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN. A BAND
   OF STRONG SWLY FLOW AT MID LEVELS /55-65KT/ WILL EXTEND FROM SRN CA
   INTO CNTRL/ERN MT. THIS AREA OF STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO BE CO-LOCATED
   WITH A FRONTAL ZONE ACROSS CNTRL WY/NRN UT/CNTRL NV. THE STRONGEST
   WINDS AND LOWEST RH VALUES WILL BE FOUND ALONG AND SOUTH OF THIS
   BOUNDARY.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - NRN AZ/SRN NV/SRN AND CNTRL UT/WRN
   CO...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SUSTAINED WINDS 20-35 MPH/MINIMUM RH VALUES
   BELOW 15 PERCENT
   
   FORECAST SOUNDINGS INDICATE THE BOUNDARY LAYER WILL BECOME DEEPLY
   MIXED TODAY...IN SOME CASES TO AROUND 500MB...ALLOWING STRONGER
   WINDS TO MIX DOWN TO THE SFC. SUSTAINED SFC WINDS WILL RANGE FROM
   20-35 MPH AS THEY DID IN SOME LOCATIONS ON FRIDAY...WITH LOCALLY
   HIGHER GUSTS TO 45-50 MPH. RH VALUES WILL BE LOWEST /AOB 15 PERCENT/
   SOUTH OF THE FRONT...GENERALLY ACROSS SRN NV/MUCH OF UT/SRN WY.
   LATEST OBSERVED NFDRS FIRE DANGER VALUES ARE IN THE HIGH TO EXTREME
   CATEGORY. THE COMBINATION OF DRY WINDY WEATHER WITH DRY FUELS WILL
   SUPPORT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 06/18/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 180814
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0314 AM CDT SAT JUN 18 2005
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXPAND ACROSS THE CNTRL CONUS INTO
   THE NRN HIGH PLAINS AND GREAT LAKES REGION ON SUNDAY. UPPER LOW OFF
   OREGON COAST WILL REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY...MAINTAINING STRONG BAND
   OF SWLY FLOW ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST/GREAT BASIN. BUILDING RIDGE MAY
   FORCE JET MAX FARTHER NORTH ACROSS THE CNTRL GREAT BASIN. THIS WILL
   RESULT IN BREEZY SFC WINDS ACROSS PORTIONS OF NV/AZ/UT...ALTHOUGH
   CONDITIONS MAY NOT MEET THE CRITERIA FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS. AT THE SFC...COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO WRN NV WITH A
   WARM FRONT EXTENDING EAST ACROSS SRN ID/NRN WY/NW SD BY SUN EVENING.
   
   ...SRN GREAT BASIN/UT...
   MID LEVEL WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE A BIT WEAKER ON SUNDAY...WHICH
   MAY PRECLUDE A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK. FORECAST SOUNDINGS
   SUGGEST MINIMUM RH VALUES MAY BE AROUND 15 PERCENT OR EVEN A BIT
   HIGHER. SUSTAINED SFC WINDS WILL STILL BE IN THE 20-30 MPH
   RANGE...BUT IT APPEARS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY BE
   MET ONLY FOR A SHORT WHILE...SO AN OUTLOOK AREA WILL NOT BE ISSUED.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 06/18/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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