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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 030843
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0343 AM CDT WED AUG 03 2005
   
   VALID 031200Z - 041200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   STRONG UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE EWD ACROSS CENTRAL CANADA...WITH SRN
   EDGE BRUSHING THE U.S. BORDER. AT THE SURFACE...A STRONG AREA OF
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL SURGE SWD INTO THE NRN ROCKIES AND PLAINS...WITH
   COLD FRONT EXTENDING FROM SWRN WI INTO SRN NEBRASKA BY EVENING.
   SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR ALONG AND BEHIND THIS FRONT.
   SOUTH OF THIS FRONT...A PRE-FRONTAL TROUGH WILL HELP INDUCE STRONG
   SLY WINDS ACROSS SRN NEBRASKA...KANSAS AND IOWA...WHERE IT WILL BE
   HOT AND DRY. 
   
   OUT WEST...A THERMAL TROUGH WILL EXIST FROM THE LOWER CO RIVER
   VALLEY NWWD ACROSS CALIFORNIA INTO WRN OREGON AND WASHINGTON...WHERE
   IT WILL BE HOT AND DRY BUT WITH LIGHT WINDS. ENHANCED AFTERNOON FIRE
   ACTIVITY CAN BE EXPECTED HOWEVER DUE TO STEEP LOW TO MID LEVEL LAPSE
   RATES AND HOT TEMPERATURES.
   
   ...SRN NEBRASKA / KS...
   IT WILL BE HOT TODAY WITH HIGHS ABOVE 100 F WITH MIN RH VALUES
   RANGING FROM 15-20 PERCENT OVER WRN KANSAS TO 25-30 PERCENT OVER ERN
   KANSAS / SERN NEBRASKA. ALTHOUGH HOT AND DRY...SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS
   ARE EXPECTED TO BE MARGINAL AT 15-20 MPH...WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS.
   
   OVERNIGHT...THE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SWD...CAUSING AN ABRUPT WIND
   SHIFT TO NLY AT 15-20 MPH. RH LEVELS WILL BE MUCH HIGHER BY THAT
   TIME...REDUCING FIRE THREAT.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 08/03/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 030847
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0347 AM CDT WED AUG 03 2005
   
   VALID 041200Z - 051200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UNSEASONABLY STRONG AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO DIVE
   SWD THROUGH THE CENTRAL PLAINS...WITH LEADING EDGE IN THE FORM OF A
   COLD FRONT EXTENDING FROM THE GREAT LAKES SWWD ACROSS MO AND OK BY
   THURSDAY AFTERNOON. SOME PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR IN ASSOCIATION
   WITH THIS FRONTAL BOUNDARY...WHILE TEMPERATURES COOL DRASTICALLY
   OVER THE NRN PLAINS WITH HIGHS IN THE 70S AND 80S. 
   
   FARTHER WEST...UPPER RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE GREAT BASIN...WITH
   STRENGTHENING THERMAL TROUGH ACROSS CA AND THE OREGON / WASHINGTON
   CASCADES.
   
   ...CA / OR / WA...
   IT WILL BE VERY HOT ON THURSDAY AS UPPER RIDGE BUILDS...WITH
   TEMPERATURES UP SEVERAL DEGREES FROM PREVIOUS DAY. LOW TO MID LEVEL
   LAPSE RATES WILL BE STEEP...SUGGESTING STRONG TURBULENCE WITH
   LOCALLY STRONG TERRAIN DRIVEN WIND GUSTS DURING THE AFTERNOON. MIN
   RH IS EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 15-20 PERCENT.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 08/03/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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