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Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 050756
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0256 AM CDT SAT AUG 05 2006
   
   VALID 051200Z - 061200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR WESTERN SD/WESTERN ND/EASTERN
   MT/FAR NORTHEAST WY...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   POTENT SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL SKIRT EASTWARD ALONG AND NORTH OF THE
   U.S./CANADIAN BORDER THROUGH THE PERIOD...ADVANCING FROM
   SASKATCHEWAN EARLY THIS MORNING INTO WESTERN ONTARIO BY EARLY
   SUNDAY. AN ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL QUICKLY PUSH EASTWARD ACROSS
   THE NORTHERN PLAINS/UPPER MIDWEST...WITH A CRITICAL FIRE DANGER
   ACROSS THE NORTHERN HIGH PLAINS VIA POST-FRONTAL GUSTY WINDS/DRYING
   AIRMASS. ELSEWHERE...HOT UPPER RIDGE WILL PERSIST OVER MUCH OF THE
   SOUTHERN STATES...WHILE A CUT-OFF LOW REMAINS QUASI-STATIONARY OFF
   THE CA COAST.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - WESTERN SD/WESTERN ND/EASTERN MT/FAR
   NORTHEAST WY...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND LOW RH
   
   A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS EASTWARD ACROSS THE DAKOTAS TODAY.
   IN THE PRESENCE OF STRONG/GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS...DRIER AIR WILL
   INFILTRATE MUCH OF EASTERN MT/FAR NORTHEAST WY AND THE WESTERN
   DAKOTAS THIS AFTERNOON IN THE POST-COLD FRONTAL REGIME. SUSTAINED
   NORTHWEST WINDS WILL LIKELY REACH 20-35 MPH THIS AFTERNOON...WITH
   GUSTS TO 40-45 MPH...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHEAST MT/WESTERN ND. RH
   VALUES WILL BE MODERATELY LOW...RANGING FROM 15-20 PERCENT. THE
   EAST/SOUTHEAST EXTENT OF THE CRITICAL AREA IS DELINEATED BY THE
   EXPECTED COLD FRONT POSITIONING BY LATE AFTERNOON...IN ADDITION TO
   POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM EARLY MORNING THUNDERSTORMS/PRECIPITATION
   ACROSS SD.
   
   ...WESTERN KS/SOUTHERN NEB/NORTHWEST OK AND TX/OK PANHANDLES...
   LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS WILL EXIST ACROSS THE SOUTH CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS
   TODAY. SUSTAINED SOUTHERLY WINDS MAY REACH 15-20 MPH...WITH SOME
   HIGHER GUSTS. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN QUITE WARM WITH HIGHS IN THE
   UPPER 90S. MINIMUM RH VALUES SHOULD BE IN THE 25-30 PERCENT RANGE.
   ALTHOUGH RECENT PRECIPITATION HAS LESSENED THE FIRE THREAT IN SOME
   LOCALES...SOME OF THE DRIER SPOTS MAINTAIN AN INCREASED FIRE THREAT.
   
   ..GUYER.. 08/05/2006
   
   ...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 050758
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0258 AM CDT SAT AUG 05 2006
   
   VALID 061200Z - 071200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   STRONG SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH EASTWARD JUST NORTH OF
   THE U.S./CANADIAN BORDER...REACHING EASTERN ONTARIO/QUEBEC AND THE
   ADJACENT NORTHEAST STATES BY THE END OF THE PERIOD. IN ITS
   WAKE...UPPER RIDGE WILL EXPAND WEST/NORTHWEST ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF
   THE COUNTRY. IT APPEARS LIKELY THAT THE CUT-OFF LOW CURRENTLY OFF
   THE CA COAST WILL BEGIN TO NEAR THE NORTHERN CA COAST LATE SUNDAY
   NIGHT.
   
   ...NV/EASTERN ORE...
   AS THE UPPER LOW BEGINS TO NEAR THE CA COAST...A MODEST INCREASE IN
   SOUTHERLY FLOW AHEAD OF THE FEATURE WILL LIKELY LEAD TO SLIGHTLY
   WARMER TEMPERATURES/SOMEWHAT HIGHER WIND SPEEDS ACROSS THE GREAT
   BASIN ON SUNDAY. BROAD SCALE SOUTH WINDS WILL LIKELY BE 10-20
   MPH...WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS. IN ADDITION...SOME DRY THUNDERSTORMS
   WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE NORTHERN CA SIERRAS/WESTERN NV INTO
   EASTERN ORE.
   
   ..GUYER.. 08/05/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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