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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 290858
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0358 AM CDT FRI SEP 29 2006
   
   VALID 291200Z - 301200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AMPLIFIED LARGE SCALE PATTERN WILL REMAIN LARGELY UNCHANGED THROUGH
   THE PERIOD. WITH A BROAD UPPER TROUGH REMAINING OVER THE EASTERN
   STATES...PERSISTENT UPPER RIDGE OVER THE WESTERN STATES WILL BEGIN
   TO BREAK-DOWN LATE IN THE PERIOD. COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP EASTWARD OFF
   THE NEW ENGLAND COAST...WHILE THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE COLD FRONT
   MOVES SOUTH ACROSS THE FL PENINSULA.
   
   ...EASTERN MT/EASTERN WY/WESTERN DAKOTAS/NORTHWEST NEB...
   STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHERN HIGH PLAINS
   TODAY AS A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH/WEAK COLD FRONT SWEEPS EAST ACROSS
   THE REGION. SUSTAINED NORTHWEST WINDS WILL LIKELY REACH 20-30 MPH
   THIS AFTERNOON...WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH. IN SPITE OF THE STRONG/GUSTY
   WINDS...RELATIVELY RECENT PRECIPITATION/SUFFICIENTLY HIGH RH VALUES
   WILL PRECLUDE A CRITICAL FIRE THREAT.
   
   ...SOUTHEAST STATES/NORTHERN FL...
   IN THE WAKE OF THE COLD FRONT MOVING SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE FL
   PENINSULA...A DRIER AIRMASS WILL INFILTRATE THE SOUTHEAST
   STATES/NORTHERN FL TODAY. IN PRESENCE OF MODEST NORTH WINDS /10 MPH
   OR LESS/...AFTERNOON MINIMUM RH VALUES IN INTERIOR SECTIONS WILL
   LIKELY REACH CRITICAL THRESHOLDS FOR A FEW HOURS DURATION...WITH RH
   VALUES AS LOW AS 30-35 PERCENT.
   
   ...CA...
   ANOTHER DAY OF VERY DRY/WARM CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR IN INLAND
   PORTIONS OF CA TODAY. AFTERNOON RH VALUES WILL REMAIN AS LOW AS 7-12
   PERCENT IN INTERIOR MOUNTAINS/DESERTS. MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL
   LEAD TO SOME GUSTY WINDS IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...WITH BROAD SCALE
   WINDS REMAINING LIGHT IN LOWER ELEVATIONS WITH TERRAIN-DRIVEN/LOCAL
   CIRCULATIONS DOMINANT.
   
   ..GUYER.. 09/29/2006
   
   ...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 290900
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0400 AM CDT FRI SEP 29 2006
   
   VALID 301200Z - 011200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   OVERALL PATTERN WILL DEAMPLIFY OVER THE CONUS ON
   SATURDAY...HIGHLIGHTED BY BREAK-DOWN OF WESTERN STATES UPPER RIDGE
   WITH ENSUING DEVELOPMENT OF UPPER TROUGH OFF THE WEST COAST. HIGH
   PRESSURE WILL BE DOMINANT FROM ALONG THE ATLANTIC SEABOARD INTO THE
   SOUTHEAST STATES.
   
   ...NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN WEST...
   AS WESTERLY FLOW INCREASES ALOFT...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL PUSH EAST
   ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST/NORTHERN ROCKIES SATURDAY
   AFTERNOON/NIGHT. GUSTY WINDS WILL OCCUR AHEAD/BEHIND THE
   FRONT...WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 15-25 MPH EXPECTED ACROSS ID/WESTERN MT
   AND EAST OF THE WA/ORE CASCADES. IN SPITE OF THE GUSTY
   WINDS...MARGINAL RH VALUES AND RELATIVELY RECENT PRECIPITATION
   ACROSS ID/MT WILL LIKELY PRECLUDE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ...SOUTHEAST STATES/NORTHERN FL...
   A DRY AIRMASS WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST STATES/NORTHERN FL ON
   SATURDAY IN PRESENCE OF HIGH PRESSURE...WITH AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES
   BETWEEN 80-85F AND MINIMUM RH VALUES AS LOW AS 30-35 PERCENT. WIND
   SPEEDS WILL REMAIN RATHER LIGHT ACROSS THE REGION...GENERALLY 5-10
   MPH.
   
   ...SOUTH CENTRAL CA AND NV...
   LATEST NAM/GFS/SREF GUIDANCE SUGGESTS A WEAK UPPER IMPULSE WILL MOVE
   ACROSS CENTRAL CA INTO NV SATURDAY NIGHT. FOCUSED ASCENT AND
   SUFFICIENT MID LEVEL MOISTURE/MARGINAL INSTABILITY COULD LEAD TO A
   FEW MAINLY DRY THUNDERSTORMS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT/EARLY SUNDAY FROM
   INTERIOR SOUTH CENTRAL CA INTO NV.
   
   ..GUYER.. 09/29/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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