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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 270918
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0418 AM CDT THU JUL 27 2006
   
   VALID 271200Z - 281200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE STRONGEST WESTERLIES WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE NRN HIGH PLAINS AND
   CANADA THROUGH TONIGHT. SEVERAL IMPULSES WILL MOVE THROUGH THE MID
   MS VALLEY AND NORTHEAST TODAY...TRIGGERING AFTN SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
   IN THE WEST...WINDS ALOFT WILL TRANSITION FROM A ZONAL WLY FLOW TO A
   MODERATELY STRONG /35-45 KT/ SW FLOW BY EARLY FRIDAY. SFC WINDS WILL
   BE THERMALLY DRIVEN ACROSS THE NORTHWEST...WITH LOCALLY STRONG GUSTS
   LIKELY. AT LEAST ONE MORE DAY OF HOT TEMPS IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
   PACIFIC NORTHWEST...BEFORE NEXT SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM THE ERN
   PACIFIC.
   
   ...PACIFIC NORTHWEST...
   TEMPS WILL BE ABOVE NORMAL AGAIN RANGING FROM THE 90S TO AROUND 102
   WITH RH VALUES DIPPING BELOW 15 PERCENT. NUMEROUS SMOKE PLUMES WERE
   EVIDENT ON SATELLITE LOOPS FROM WEDNESDAY...AND THE HOT AND DRY
   CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE FIRE CONCERNS TODAY. MID LEVEL MOISTURE IS
   EXPECTED TO BE TOO MINIMAL FOR TSTMS...AND THIS AGREES WITH DRYING
   NOTED ON EARLY MORNING WATER VAPOR IMAGERY. NEAR CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE NEAR ONGOING FIRES...AND NEAR THE
   ERN SLOPES OF THE CASCADES WHERE SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15-25 MPH ARE
   POSSIBLE WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 07/27/2006
   
   ...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 270922
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0422 AM CDT THU JUL 27 2006
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR ID/SW MT...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE FRIDAY AND
   ESPECIALLY INTO THE WEEKEND AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE
   SYSTEM APPROACHES THE NORTHWEST. ALTHOUGH CLOSED UPPER LOW WILL
   REMAIN OFFSHORE FRIDAY...IMPULSES WITHIN THE MODERATELY STRONG FLOW
   WILL MOVE ACROSS WA/ORE. AT THE SFC...LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL
   DEEPEN ACROSS SRN ALBERTA AS COLD FRONT MOVES FROM NW MT INTO WCNTRL
   MT TO THE SNAKE RIVER VALLEY BY FRIDAY EVENING. AHEAD OF THE
   FRONT...GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - ID/SW MT...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SUSTAINED WINDS 15-25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS/RH
   VALUES BELOW 15 PERCENT/HIGH FIRE DANGER
   
   HIGH TEMPS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE MID 90S TO 100 DEGREES.
   VERY STEEP LAPSE RATES WILL ALLOW STRONG MIXING TO OCCUR...AND
   HIGHER MOMENTUM AIR MAY BE MIXED TO THE SFC...RESULTING IN GUSTY
   WINDS. INCREASED LARGE SCALE ASCENT COMBINED WITH SUFFICIENT MID
   LEVEL MOISTURE MAY TRIGGER AFTN/EVENING HIGH BASED TSTMS...WITH THE
   ATTENDANT THREAT OF DRY LIGHTNING. FORECAST SOUNDINGS ACROSS THE
   SAWTOOTH MTNS AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF WRN MT ARE MOST SUGGESTIVE OF
   THE POSSIBILITY OF TSTMS. CRITICAL AREA MAY NEED TO BE MODIFIED IN
   THE NEXT OUTLOOK FOR VARIATION IN FRONTAL POSITION...BUT IT DOES
   APPEAR LIKELY THAT INCREASED WINDS WILL OCCUR OVER PORTIONS OF THE
   ERN GREAT BASIN THROUGH NRN ROCKIES.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 07/27/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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