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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 170929
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0429 AM CDT WED MAY 17 2006
   
   VALID 171200Z - 181200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   FIRE WEATHER PATTERN WILL REMAIN FAIRLY UNEVENTFUL THROUGH THURSDAY.
   LARGE RIDGE WILL BE THE DOMINANT WEATHER INFLUENCE ACROSS THE
   WESTERN STATES...WITH ABOVE NORMAL AND RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES
   EXPECTED AGAIN TODAY. MAIN FIRE WEATHER THREAT WILL BE ASSOCIATED
   WITH TSTM ACTIVITY. ELSEWHERE...A SFC COLD FRONT WILL SURGE SWD FROM
   THE UPPER MIDWEST INTO THE NCNTRL PLAINS. THIS WILL REINFORCE THE
   RELATIVELY COOL/DRY AIRMASS IN PLACE ACROSS THE CNTRL/SRN PLAINS.
   DRIER AIR ASSOCIATED WITH RECENT FRONTAL SURGE IN FL WILL ALSO YIELD
   SOME LOW HUMIDITY VALUES.
   
   ...DRY TSTMS POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE WEST...
   STORMS WILL INITIATE ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE ACROSS CO/NM...AND
   ALSO ALONG THE MOGOLLON RIM BY LATE MORNING/EARLY AFTN. THIS IS DUE
   IN PART BECAUSE OF RESIDUAL MID LEVEL MOISTURE UNDER THE RIDGE AND
   STEEP LAPSE RATES. A LOW THREAT OF DRY LIGHTNING WILL EXIST WITH
   SOME OF THE STORMS ALONG WITH GUSTY WINDS. AS THE STORMS MOVE INTO
   THE LOWER ELEVATIONS/DESERTS...SOME WETTING RAIN IS EXPECTED. TSTMS
   WILL ALSO DEVELOP ACROSS THE SIERRA/GREAT BASIN/ERN ORE...WITH MORE
   ISOLD ACTIVITY POSSIBLE ACROSS THE NRN ROCKIES.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 05/17/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 170930
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0430 AM CDT WED MAY 17 2006
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER RIDGE IN THE WEST WILL HOLD FIRM ON THURSDAY...BUT ERN PACIFIC
   TROUGH WILL BE APPROACHING THE WEST COAST LATE IN THE PERIOD. THIS
   WILL INCREASE MID/UPPER LEVEL WINDS ACROSS CA/ORE/WA. THE RIDGE WILL
   BEGIN TO AMPLIFY BY FRIDAY...BUT THE BLOCKING PATTERN WILL HOLD
   UNTIL THEN. AFTN TSTMS WILL AGAIN BE LIKELY SOUTH AND WEST OF THE
   RIDGE AXIS...AND ISOLD DRY LIGHTNING STRIKES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS
   PORTIONS OF ORE/UT/AZ/NV. GUSTY WINDS WILL BE LIKELY NEAR TSTM
   DOWNDRAFTS. FARTHER EAST...UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS THE GREAT
   LAKES WITH INCREASING WLY WINDS ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 05/17/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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