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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 010822
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0322 AM CDT TUE AUG 01 2006
   
   VALID 011200Z - 021200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF SWRN OK/N-CNTRL TX...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LARGE UPPER-LEVEL RIDGE WILL REMAIN ANCHORED ACROSS THE SERN CONUS.
   A SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL LIFT NEWD FROM THE GREAT BASIN INTO THE NRN
   PLAINS BY WEDNESDAY MORNING. A COLD FRONT FROM SERN CO TO NWRN WI
   WILL MOVE SLOWLY SWD AND BECOME STATIONARY TODAY. ALONG AND N OF THE
   FRONT...SIGNIFICANT WETTING RAINS WILL EASE FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS
   ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NRN HIGH PLAINS AND UPPER MIDWEST. TO THE S
   OF THE FRONT...MODERATE TO STRONG SLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - PORTIONS OF SWRN OK/N-CNTRL TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS / SEVERE TO EXTREME DROUGHT / HOT
   TEMPERATURES
   
   ...PORTIONS OF N-CNTRL TX/WRN OK...
   A NARROW CORRIDOR OF CRITICAL CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THIS
   AFTERNOON...WITH MODERATELY STRONG SLY WINDS CONTINUING. ALTHOUGH
   SPEEDS SHOULD WILL BE SLIGHTLY LESS COMPARED TO MONDAY DUE TO A
   WEAKER SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT AND LOW-LEVEL JET...SUSTAINED
   SPEEDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WILL BE COMMON WITH GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH.
   SURFACE TEMPERATURES ARE A FEW DEGREES WARMER THIS MORNING COMPARED
   TO YESTERDAY MORNING. HOWEVER...DEW POINTS HAVE INCREASED TO A
   GREATER DEGREE WITH CONSEQUENTLY HIGHER RH VALUES. OBSERVED
   SOUNDINGS FROM MONDAY EVENING ACROSS SRN TEXAS INDICATED SOMEWHAT
   DRIER AIR IN THE MID-LEVELS...AND THIS SHOULD BE ADVECTED NWD BY
   THIS AFTERNOON. WITH NEARLY FULL INSOLATION EXPECTED TO THE E OF A
   CIRRUS SHIELD ACROSS THE PANHANDLES...DEEP MIXING SHOULD ALLOW DEW
   POINTS TO DROP INTO THE MID TO UPPER 50S. WITH TEMPERATURES FROM THE
   UPPER 90S TO NEAR 105...RH VALUES SHOULD BECOME MARGINALLY LOW FROM
   20 TO 25 PERCENT.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 08/01/2006
   
   ...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 010935
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK RESENT 1
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0435 AM CDT TUE AUG 01 2006
   
   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LARGE UPPER-LEVEL HIGH WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE SERN CONUS. A
   SHORTWAVE TROUGH OVER THE NRN PLAINS SHOULD WEAKEN AS IT MOVES EWD
   ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES. A SERIES OF WEAK IMPULSES WILL MOVE ACROSS
   THE FAR NWRN CONUS IN NEARLY ZONAL MID-LEVEL FLOW. A
   QUASI-STATIONARY COLD FRONT ACROSS THE CNTRL PLAINS AND UPPER
   MIDWEST SHOULD SINK SLOWLY SWD.
   
   ...PORTIONS OF N-CNTRL TX AND SWRN OK...
   SLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE S OF THE FRONT DRAPED ACROSS THE CNTRL
   PLAINS. HOWEVER...SPEEDS SHOULD WEAKEN FURTHER AS STRONGER LOW AND
   MID-LEVEL WINDS LIFT NEWD TOWARD THE GREAT LAKES. IN ADDITION...THE
   SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL CONTINUE TO WEAKEN WITH THE
   COMBINATION OF THE APPROACHING FRONT AND WEAKENING LOW PRESSURE
   CENTERED ALONG THE CNTRL/SRN HIGH PLAINS. SUSTAINED SPEEDS MAY
   BRIEFLY REACH 20 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. TEMPERATURES SHOULD
   REMAIN QUITE WARM FROM THE MID 90S TO NEAR 105. RH VALUES SHOULD
   CONTINUE TO BE MARGINALLY LOW FROM 20 TO 25 PERCENT. 
   
   ...NRN MT E OF THE ROCKIES...
   A WEAK MID-LEVEL IMPULSE IS FORECAST TO PUSH E ACROSS THE FAR NRN
   ROCKIES ON WEDNESDAY WHICH SHOULD HELP INCREASE WLY DOWNSLOPE WINDS
   ACROSS NRN MT. HOWEVER...MODELS DO NOT FORECAST MID-LEVEL FLOW TO
   STRENGTHEN SUBSTANTIALLY...AND THUS WINDS SHOULD REMAIN BELOW
   CRITICAL LEVELS. SUSTAINED SPEEDS SHOULD PEAK AROUND 15 MPH DURING
   THE AFTERNOON. IT WILL REMAIN DRY WITH DEW POINTS IN THE 30S AND
   TEMPERATURES IN THE 80S. RH VALUES WILL FALL TO 15 TO 20 PERCENT.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 08/01/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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