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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 080926
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0426 AM CDT FRI JUL 08 2005
   
   VALID 081200Z - 091200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LARGE RIDGE WILL SLOWLY BUILD EWD INTO THE NRN/CNTRL PLAINS AS
   SIGNIFICANT STORM SYSTEM DEVELOPS ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.
   LARGE SCALE HEIGHT FALLS DOWNSTREAM OF THIS SYSTEM WILL ALLOW
   MID/UPPER LEVEL JET TO PENETRATE FARTHER SOUTH ACROSS THE GREAT
   BASIN. AT LOWER LEVELS...SFC COLD FRONT WILL DEVELOP ACROSS CNTRL
   ORE...EVENTUALLY MOVING INTO WRN MT/SRN ID BY EARLY SATURDAY.
   
   ...SE ORE/NRN NV...
   WINDS WILL INCREASE AHEAD OF APPROACHING LARGE SCALE TROUGH...WITHIN
   WARM SECTOR AIRMASS ACROSS MUCH OF ERN ORE THIS AFTN. SUSTAINED SFC
   WINDS OF 15-25 MPH WITH LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS TO 40 MPH ARE
   EXPECTED...ALTHOUGH MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL REMAIN ABOVE 15 PERCENT
   EXCEPT ACROSS FAR SE ORE. TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE 90S OVER NRN
   NV...WITH RH VALUES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. HOWEVER WINDS WILL NOT BE
   AS STRONG AS FARTHER NORTH...WITH THE BREEZIEST CONDITIONS ON THE
   ERN SLOPES OF THE SIERRA.
   
   ...DRY TSTMS...
   MOISTURE RETURN INTO SE AZ ON THURSDAY ALLOWED A FEW TSTMS TO
   DEVELOP DURING THE AFTN/EVENING...IN ADDITION TO STORMS ACROSS THE
   CONTINENTAL DIVIDE IN NM. CONVECTION WILL AGAIN FORM IN THESE SAME
   AREAS TODAY...AS WELL AS IN THE CNTRL/SRN ROCKIES. GIVEN VERY LARGE
   DEWPOINT DEPRESSION VALUES...MOST OF THESE STORMS WILL CONTAIN
   LITTLE OR NO RAIN AT THE GROUND. IN ADDITION STRONG/SVR WIND GUSTS
   ARE POSSIBLE NEAR COLLAPSING UPDRAFTS.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 07/08/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 080927
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0427 AM CDT FRI JUL 08 2005
   
   VALID 091200Z - 101200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   RIDGE AXIS WILL SHIFT EWD INTO ONTARIO ON SATURDAY...AS THE FIRST OF
   A SERIES OF SHORTWAVE TROUGHS ACCELERATE INTO THE NRN PLAINS. BAND
   OF MID/UPPER LEVEL FLOW WILL STRENGTHEN FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
   ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN...INCREASING TO AROUND 40-50 KT. SFC LOW
   PRESSURE/LEE TROUGH WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE HIGH PLAINS BY SATURDAY
   AFTN...WITH STRONG SLY FLOW INCREASING FROM THE CNTRL PLAINS.
   MEANWHILE...COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS WRN/CNTRL MT WITH GUSTY W/SW
   SFC WINDS AHEAD OF THE BOUNDARY.
   
   ...GREAT BASIN/SRN ID...
   REGION WILL BE LOCATED ON THE SRN PERIPHERY OF STRONGER
   WESTERLIES...WHICH WILL CONTRIBUTE TO BREEZY/WINDY CONDITIONS DURING
   THE AFTN/EVENING. IT APPEARS CONDITIONS MAY REMAIN JUST BELOW THE
   CRITERIA FOR A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA. 
   
   ...DRY TSTMS...
   ISOLD HIGH BASED MAINLY DRY STORMS WILL DEVELOP ON
   SATURDAY...LARGELY CONFINED TO THE HIGHER TERRAIN AREAS WITHIN THE
   CNTRL/SRN ROCKIES. ISOLD STORMS MAY FORM FROM EXTREME SE AZ...ALONG
   THE DIVIDE THROUGH CNTRL NM/CO. VERY STEEP LAPSE RATES AND VERY DRY
   SFC AIRMASS WILL PREVENT MUCH PRECIPITATION FROM REACHING THE
   GROUND. DRIER AIR MOVING IN AT MID LEVELS SHOULD HELP SUPPRESS ANY
   CONVECTION ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN INTO UT/SW WY. STRONG WIND GUSTS
   ARE LIKELY NEAR TSTMS.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 07/08/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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