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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 020849
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0349 AM CDT FRI SEP 02 2005
   
   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   FLOW OVER THE NATION BECOMES MORE AMPLIFIED TODAY AS UPPER RIDGE
   INTENSIFIES OVER THE MIDWEST AND TROUGH DEEPENS NEAR THE WEST COAST.
   ONSHORE FLOW BRINGS COOLER TEMPERATURES TO PORTIONS OF THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST TODAY...WHILE SEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES CONTINUE OVER
   THE REMAINDER OF THE WEST.
   
   ...NRN ROCKIES AND GREAT BASIN...
   DOWNSTREAM OF TROUGH APPROACHING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST MID
   LEVEL WINDS TURN SOUTHWEST AND GRADUALLY INCREASE TO 35 TO 45 KTS
   OVER WRN MT...AND 20 TO 30 KTS OVER CNTRL NV.  STRONG INSOLATION
   LEADS TO WELL DEVELOPED MIXED LAYER AND SEASONABLY WARM AFTERNOON
   TEMPERATURES IN THE 80S TO LOWER 90S.  MINIMUM RH BETWEEN 15 TO 20
   PERCENT OVER NRN ROCKIES AND 10 TO 15 PERCENT IN THE GREAT
   BASIN...ACCOMPANIED BY A PERIOD OF GUSTY SURFACE WINDS BETWEEN 15
   AND 25 MPH...LEADS TO NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS
   AFTERNOON.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 09/02/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 020937
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0437 AM CDT FRI SEP 02 2005
   
   VALID 031200Z - 041200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR GREAT BASIN...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   HIGH AMPLITUDE PATTERN DEVELOPS AS UPPER TROUGH MOVES ONSHORE OVER
   THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND STRONG UPPER RIDGE HOLDS OVER CENTRAL
   STATES.  SOUTHWEST FLOW INCREASES AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT FROM
   CALIFORNIA TO THE NORTHERN ROCKIES...WHILE SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
   BRINGS TRANQUIL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO THE EASTERN STATES.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - GREAT BASIN...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: MIN RH 10 TO 15 PERCENT AND SOUTHWEST WINDS 15
   TO 30 MPH
   
   MID LEVEL SOUTHWEST FLOW INCREASES TO 35 TO 45 KTS OVER THE GREAT
   BASIN SATURDAY...AS DEEP AND DRY MIXED LAYER DEVELOPS DURING THE
   AFTERNOON.  SURFACE TEMPERATURES SHOULD CLIMB WELL INTO THE 80S AS
   MIN RH FALLS TO BETWEEN 10 AND 15 PERCENT.  SUSTAINED SOUTHWEST
   SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS LEADS TO CRITICAL
   FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
   
   ...SRN OR THROUGH THE NRN ROCKIES...
   SURFACE COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO EXTEND FROM CNTRL MT TO THE SNAKE
   RIVER VALLEY AND EXTREME SERN OREGON LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON...WITH
   SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE NEAR FRONTAL BOUNDARY. 
   TEMPERATURES SHOULD WARM INTO THE MID 80S TO MID 90S PRIOR TO
   FRONTAL PASSAGE...ACCOMPANIED BY GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS BETWEEN 15
   AND 25 MPH AND MINIMUM RH BETWEEN 15 TO 20 PERCENT.  THIS BRINGS A
   PERIOD OF WIDESPREAD NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FROM SERN
   OREGON TO SWRN MONTANA SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 09/02/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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