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   FNUS21 KWNS 210952
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0452 AM CDT FRI JUL 21 2006
   
   VALID 211200Z - 221200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR CNTRL/WRN OK AND TX PANHANDLE...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   PATTERN WILL BE CHANGING SIGNIFICANTLY TODAY AS LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH
   PRESSURE RETROGRADES WWD ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN. ON THE ERN SIDE OF
   THE RIDGE...SHORTWAVE TROUGH NOW IN NCNTRL SD WILL RACE SEWD INTO
   THE MID MS VALLEY. STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SURGE SWD INTO THE SRN
   PLAINS AIDED BY 35-45 KT LOW/MID LEVEL SPEED MAX. FRONT WILL
   INCREASE FIRE CONCERNS BECAUSE OF SHIFTING WINDS AND POST-FRONTAL
   GUSTS. INCREASED LOW LEVEL CONVERGENCE ALONG THE FRONT WILL ALLOW
   ISOLD TO SCATTERED TSTMS TO FORM THIS AFTN WITH POTENTIAL FOR
   STRONG/SVR WIND GUSTS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - CNTRL/WRN OK AND TX PANHANDLE...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: EXTREME HEAT/LONG TERM DROUGHT/LOW RH
   VALUES/GUSTY POST-FRONTAL WINDS
   
   TEMPERATURES HAVE BEEN AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES FOR THE PAST 1-2
   WEEKS ACROSS MANY LOCATIONS IN CNTRL/WRN OK AND THE TX PANHANDLE.
   KBDI VALUES ARE GENERALLY AROUND 600-700 WITH VERY LOW 10HR FUEL
   MOISTURE VALUES /LESS THAN 5 PERCENT/. WINDS WILL ONLY BE MODERATELY
   STRONG AHEAD OF THE FRONT BUT THEY WILL SHIFT ABRUPTLY WITH FROPA.
   POST-FRONTAL WINDS WILL RANGE FROM 15-25 MPH WITH GUSTS. HIGHS TODAY
   ARE LIKELY TO BE IN THE 90S TO NEAR 110 WITH LOW RH VALUES BELOW 20
   PERCENT.
   
   ADDITIONALLY...SCATTERED HIGH BASED TSTMS ARE EXPECTED TO FORM. THE
   GREATER CONCENTRATION OF STORMS WILL LIKELY BE EAST OF INTERSTATE
   35...BUT ISOLD TO SCATTERED STORMS MAY FORM ANYWHERE ALONG THE
   BOUNDARY. THE POTENTIAL FOR LIGHTNING CAUSED WILDFIRE WILL BE
   INCREASED TODAY AS SOME ISOLD STRIKES ARE POSSIBLE AWAY FROM PCPN
   DOWNDRAFTS. STORMS THAT DO FORM WILL LIKELY HAVE VERY STRONG WIND
   GUSTS AS TEMP/DEWPOINT SPREADS WILL BE IN EXCESS OF 40 DEGREES.
   
   ...SRN HIGH PLAINS...
   SHOWERS/TSTMS WILL DEVELOP TODAY ALONG THE FRONT AND ESPECIALLY
   ACROSS THE MTNS. SINCE THESE STORMS WILL CONTAIN LOCALLY HEAVY
   RAINS...MAIN FIRE THREAT WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH CONVECTIVELY
   INDUCED WIND GUSTS AND GAP WINDS THIS EVENING.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 07/21/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 210953
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0453 AM CDT FRI JUL 21 2006
   
   VALID 221200Z - 231200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER PATTERN WILL BE DOMINATED BY LARGE RIDGE IN THE WEST AND
   TROUGH IN THE EAST...WHICH WILL BE REINFORCED BY CONTINUING IMPULSES
   MOVING ACROSS THE NRN PLAINS THROUGH THE OH VALLEY. TEMPERATURES
   ACROSS THE CNTRL/SRN PLAINS WILL BE 10-20 DEGREES COOLER ON
   SATURDAY. HOWEVER...TEMPS ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL BE MUCH
   ABOVE NORMAL WITH A FEW RECORD HIGHS POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF
   WA/ORE. ISOLD DRY TSTMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE OVER THE CASCADES AND
   PORTIONS OF THE ERN GREAT BASIN.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 07/21/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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