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   FNUS21 KWNS 050806
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0306 AM CDT WED JUL 05 2006
   
   VALID 051200Z - 061200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN NEVADA FOR
   DRY THUNDERSTORMS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A COLD FRONT...AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD...WILL STRETCH FROM
   THE NEW ENGLAND AREA TO THE MIDWEST AND INTO THE SOUTHERN
   PLAINS...AND WILL MOVE INTO THE SOUTHEAST STATES AND TEXAS BY THE
   END OF THE FORECAST PERIOD. THIS FRONT WILL BRING SOME PRECIPITATION
   TO THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY AND TO SOUTHWEST KANSAS AND NORTHWEST
   OKLAHOMA...WITH A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM BUILDING INTO THE
   MIDWEST AND EASTERN U.S. SOME INSTABILITY WILL EXIST WITH MINIMAL
   MOISTURE AND HIGH AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES IN NEVADA...BRINGING A RISK
   OF DRY THUNDERSTORMS IN THE REGION AND A FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN NEVADA FOR DRY
   THUNDERSTORMS...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: DRY THUNDERSTORMS
   
   AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL RISE INTO THE UPPER 80S F TO LOWER 90S F
   ACROSS THE REGION...WITH DEWPOINTS IN THE MIDDLE 30S F TO LOWER 50S
   F. MLCAPE VALUES WILL APPROACH 1000 J/KG BY THE LATE AFTERNOON IN
   SOUTHERN NEVADA...WITH INVERTED-V TYPE THERMODYNAMIC PROFILES
   EXISTING IN THE AREA. THIS VERTICAL PROFILE SUPPORTS THUNDERSTORMS
   WITH MINIMAL OR NO RAINFALL...AS PRECIPITATION FROM THESE STORMS
   WILL LIKELY EVAPORATE BEFORE REACHING THE GROUND.
   ADDITIONALLY...SOME STORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY DOWNDRAFT WINDS.
   THEREFORE...A FIRE WEATHER THREAT EXISTS...MAINLY FROM FIRES IGNITED
   BY LIGHTNING AND ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR FROM LOCALIZED AREAS OF GUSTY
   WINDS.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 07/05/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 050855
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0355 AM CDT WED JUL 05 2006
   
   VALID 061200Z - 071200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BUILD INTO THE EASTERN
   TWO-THIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES...WHILE A COLD FRONT MOVES TO THE
   GULF COAST AREA...BRINGING SOME PRECIPITATION AND THUNDERSTORMS INTO
   THAT REGION. IN THE WESTERN STATES...THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
   ACROSS MOST OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS...WITH SOME DRY THUNDERSTORMS
   POSSIBLE OVER CENTRAL AND NORTHERN NEVADA. IN THE UPPER LEVELS...A
   TROUGH WILL EXIST OVER BOTH THE WEST AND EAST COAST...WITH THE
   MIDDLE THIRD OF THE U.S. DOMINATED BY A STRONG RIDGE.
   
   ...NW/CNTRL AZ...
   
   DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS...SOME AREAS OF THUNDERSTORMS MAY
   DEVELOP IN THE REGION AS MODEL FORECASTS INDICATE SOME LOW MLCAPE
   VALUES APPROACHING 500 J/KG. AS IN PREVIOUS DAYS...THE THERMODYNAMIC
   PROFILES WILL AGAIN SUPPORT DRY THUNDERSTORMS...BUT GIVEN THE
   RELATIVELY SMALL AREA OF FORECAST INSTABILITY...A WIDESPREAD FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT IS NOT EXPECTED. THUNDERSTORMS WITH LITTLE OR NO RAIN
   AND STRONG...GUSTY WINDS WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH ANY THUNDERSTORMS
   THAT DO DEVELOP IN THE AREA.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 07/05/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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