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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 180746
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0246 AM CDT FRI AUG 18 2006
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE COUNTRY WILL CONTINUE TO BE DOMINATED BY A LARGE AREA OF
   UPPER-LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE THAT WILL BE CENTERED OVER THE ARKLATEX
   REGION DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD. IN THE EXTREME NORTH...A SMALL
   STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE DAKOTAS...AND INTO MINNESOTA AND
   WISCONSIN...BRINGING SOME PRECIPITATION TO THAT AREA. IN THE
   SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS...A SURFACE CYCLONE WILL DEVELOP INTO
   SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS...AND SOME STRONG AND GUSTY SURFACE WINDS COULD
   CONTRIBUTE TO AN INCREASED FIRE WEATHER THREAT AHEAD OF THIS LOW
   PRESSURE SYSTEM. ADDITIONALLY...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
   MIDWEST AND GREAT PLAINS...AND SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL
   BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FRONT.
   
   ...W OK/TX PH...
   
   A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP IN SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS
   DURING THE PERIOD...AND SOME STRONG AND GUSTY SURFACE WINDS WILL
   DEVELOP IN AREAS AHEAD OF THIS LOW. HOWEVER...WIND SPEEDS ARE NOT
   EXPECTED TO BE ABNORMALLY HIGH...NEAR 15 TO 20 KTS. RELATIVE
   HUMIDITY VALUES SHOULD BE FAIRLY MODERATE...WITH VALUES AROUND 25 TO
   35 PERCENT...AND WITH AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES IN THE REGION REACHING
   INTO THE 90S F...THE FIRE WEATHER THREAT IS APPROACHING CRITICAL
   LEVELS. GIVEN THE FORECAST RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES...THE THREAT
   SHOULD BE MINIMIZED...BUT WITH THE PROLONGED DROUGHT IN THE REGION
   AND DRY SURFACE FUELS SOME CONCERN DOES EXIST.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 08/18/2006
   
   ...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 180844
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0344 AM CDT FRI AUG 18 2006
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE UNITED STATES WILL CONTINUE TO BE DOMINATED BY A LARGE-SCALE
   UPPER-LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM THROUGHOUT THE FORECAST PERIOD. A
   COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE MIDWEST...THE SOUTHERN GREAT
   PLAINS...AND INTO THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY...BRINGING AREAS OF SHOWERS
   AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THOSE REGIONS. A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM
   WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA BEHIND THE COLD FRONT WITH COOLER
   TEMPERATURES AND HIGHER RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES. ELSEWHERE IN THE
   U.S...IN GENERAL...CLIMATOLOGICALLY NORMAL WEATHER IS EXPECTED.
   THEREFORE...NO SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF FIRE WEATHER THREAT ARE FORECAST
   DUE TO THE SEASONAL NATURE OF THE AIR MASSES ACROSS THE UNITED
   STATES AND THE LACK OF ANY ANOMALOUS TEMPERATURES...WIND SPEEDS...OR
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 08/18/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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