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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 050621
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0121 AM CDT FRI AUG 05 2005
   
   VALID 051200Z - 061200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD OVER THE WRN STATES...WITH
   MODERATE FLOW ALOFT ALONG NRN RIDGE PERIPHERY. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR A
   SLIGHT INCREASE IN WIND SPEEDS FROM WA INTO MT. FARTHER SOUTH...IT
   WILL REMAIN VERY HOT ACROSS THE WRN GREAT BASIN AND CA BUT WITH
   LIGHT WINDS WITHIN THERMAL TROUGH.
   
   ELSEWHERE...HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT EWD ACROSS THE UPPER MS VALLEY
   REGION AND WILL ALLOW FOR WARM AND DRY SLY FLOW TO RETURN ACROSS THE
   NRN PLAINS.
   
   ...WA / OR / NRN ID / WRN MT...
   IT WILL REMAIN VERY HOT AND DRY TODAY WITH MIN RH DIPPING INTO THE
   TEENS AREAWIDE. SURFACE THERMAL TROUGH WILL EXTEND FROM ERN WA SWD
   INTO NRN CA...WHERE WITHIN LAPSE RATES WILL BE STEEP AND HAINES
   HIGH. THE REAL CHANGE FROM YESTERDAY WILL BE THE WINDS. SUSTAINED
   WLY WINDS WILL AVERAGE 10-15 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS OVER 20 MPH
   LIKELY NEAR RIDGE TOPS. ALTHOUGH WINDS ARE MARGINAL FOR ANY LARGE
   SCALE CRITICAL AREA...LOCALLY CRITICAL CONDITIONS WILL BE LIKELY
   NEAR ONGOING FIRES.
   
   ...WRN ND SD AND NEB...
   IT WILL BE HOT DRY AND WINDY TODAY...AS HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS E OF
   THE AREA. SUSTAINED SLY WINDS OF 15-20 MPH WILL OCCUR WITH HIGHER
   GUSTS...WHILE TEMPERATURES RISE WELL INTO THE 90S WITH MIN RH OF
   15-20 PERCENT. DESPITE FAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR
   FIRE...EFFECTS OF RECENT PRECIPITATION WILL MITIGATE THREAT TODAY.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 08/05/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 050621
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0121 AM CDT FRI AUG 05 2005
   
   VALID 061200Z - 071200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   WEATHER PATTERN WILL REMAIN SIMILAR TO PREVIOUS DAY WITH RIDGE OVER
   THE WEST...AND WEAK ZONAL FLOW OVER THE NRN U.S. RH WILL REMAIN LOW
   OVER MUCH OF THE NRN ROCKIES AND CASCADES...BUT SOME MOISTURE
   INCREASE IS EXPECTED AROUND THE WRN EDGE OF RIDGE...WHICH WILL ALLOW
   FOR ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS OVER CENTRAL ID AND SWRN MT. FARTHER
   E...HOT AND DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NRN PLAINS.
   
   ...WA / OR / ID / MT...
   SIMILAR WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AS ON FRIDAY...BUT A SLIGHT
   INCREASE IN MOISTURE WILL ALLOW FOR ISOLATED AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS
   TO DEVELOP...MAINLY OVER THE HIGH TERRAIN OF CENTRAL ID AND SWRN MT
   / YELLOWSTONE AREA. ASIDE FROM A FEW DRY LIGHTNING STRIKES...IT WILL
   REMAIN HOT AND DRY WITH MIN RH NEAR 15 PERCENT. WIND SPEEDS WILL
   AVERAGE NEAR 10 MPH....WITH GUSTS OF 15-20 MPH LIKELY DURING THE
   LATE AFTERNOON HOURS ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN. WINDS WILL
   ALSO BE A LITTLE STRONGER W OF THE CASCADES...WITH NLY WINDS OVER
   WRN OREGON NEAR 15 MPH.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 08/05/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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