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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 080901
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0401 AM CDT THU JUN 08 2006
   
   VALID 081200Z - 091200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR FAR SERN CO/FAR WRN KS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE LARGE UPPER-LEVEL RIDGE ACROSS THE GREAT PLAINS WILL BEGIN TO
   FLATTEN AS SHORTWAVES EJECT OUT AHEAD OF A TROUGH IN THE PACIFIC NW.
   IN RESPONSE AT THE SURFACE...LOW PRESSURE WILL BE CENTERED IN THE
   NEB PANHANDLE THIS AFTERNOON...WITH A TRAILING PRESSURE TROUGH SWD
   ACROSS THE HIGH PLAINS. SCATTERED TSTMS ARE ONCE AGAIN EXPECTED
   ACROSS MUCH OF THE WRN CONUS WITH CONTINUED MID-LEVEL MOISTURE. THE 
   THREAT FOR DRY TSTMS WILL BE MITIGATED BY SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED
   NEAR-SURFACE MOISTURE FROM SHOWER/TSTM ACTIVITY OVER THE PAST 24
   HOURS. IN THE SOUTHEAST...WARM AND RATHER DRY CONDITIONS WILL
   CONTINUE AHEAD OF A WEAK LOW PRESSURE TROUGH...BUT WINDS WILL REMAIN
   LIGHT.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - FAR SERN CO/FAR WRN KS...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: HOT TEMPERATURES / MODERATE WINDS / LOW RH /
   LONG-TERM DROUGHT
   
   A NARROW ZONE OF CRITICAL CONDITIONS IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON IN
   VICINITY OF A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH S OF A SURFACE LOW ACROSS THE NEB
   PANHANDLE. THIS ZONE WILL BE COINCIDENT WITH AN AXIS OF MODERATE
   WINDS AND LOW RH VALUES. HOT TEMPERATURES REACHING THE UPPER 90S TO
   LOWER 100S COMBINED WITH DEW POINTS MIXING INTO THE LOWER 40S WILL
   ALLOW RH VALUES TO FALL TO AROUND 15 PERCENT. A MODERATE SURFACE
   PRESSURE GRADIENT SHOULD ALLOW SUSTAINED SLY WINDS TO ONCE AGAIN
   REACH 20 TO 25 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. THESE WINDS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE
   THROUGH THE EVENING AS A LOW-LEVEL JET FORMS...AND THEN DECREASE
   OVERNIGHT AS THE JET MOVES E. THERE IS ALSO A THREAT FOR ISOLATED
   DRY TSTMS TOWARDS EVENING ACROSS THE WRN EDGE OF THE CRITICAL AREA.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 06/08/2006
   
   ...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 080944
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0444 AM CDT THU JUN 08 2006
   
   VALID 091200Z - 101200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE GREAT PLAINS UPPER RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO DEAMPLIFY WITH
   IMPULSES EJECTING EWD OUT AHEAD OF A PACIFIC NW TROUGH. MID-LEVEL
   MOISTURE AND ASSOCIATED SCATTERED TSTMS WILL SHIFT EWD AS WELL IN
   THE WRN CONUS...WITH DRIER CONDITIONS RETURNING TO THE GREAT BASIN.
   AT THE SURFACE...LOW PRESSURE SHOULD BE CENTERED NEAR NWRN KS...WITH
   A TROUGH DRAPED SWD ACROSS THE SRN HIGH PLAINS. WARM/GENERALLY DRY
   CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE IN MUCH OF THE SE...BUT WITH CONTINUED
   LIGHT WINDS.
   
   ...ERN NV/SWRN UT...
   AN UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH ACROSS THE PACIFIC NW WILL MAKE SLOW PROGRESS
   E/SEWD. THIS WILL HELP STRENGTHEN SWLY MID-LEVEL FLOW SLIGHTLY
   ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN...TO AROUND 30 MPH ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON. 
   STEEPENING LAPSE RATES WILL HELP MIX THESE WINDS TOWARDS THE SURFACE
   WITH SUSTAINED SPEEDS APPROACHING 20 MPH. THE MID AND LOW-LEVEL
   MOISTURE CURRENTLY PRESENT IN THIS REGION SHOULD BE SHUNTED EWD AS
   WELL...ALLOWING RH VALUES TO DROP TO NEAR CRITICAL VALUES ON FRIDAY.
   
   
   ...FAR SERN CO/SWRN KS...
   ALTHOUGH MODERATE S/SWLY WINDS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE IN THE VICINITY
   OF A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE TROUGH...SPEEDS SHOULD BE A TAD LOWER
   COMPARED TO WEDNESDAY DUE TO A WEAKER PRESSURE GRADIENT. SUSTAINED
   SPEEDS SHOULD APPROACH 20 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.
   TEMPERATURES WILL ONCE AGAIN BE QUITE WARM WITH READINGS IN THE
   UPPER 90S TO LOWER 100S. RH VALUES SHOULD TUMBLE TO AROUND 15 TO 20
   PERCENT WITH DEW POINTS MIXING INTO THE 40S.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 06/08/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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