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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 080751
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0251 AM CDT WED AUG 08 2007
   
   VALID 081200Z - 091200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR NORTHWEST/NORTH CENTRAL MT...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   IN WAKE OF THE SHORTWAVE TROUGH CROSSING MT/NORTHERN WY EARLY THIS
   MORNING...A MODERATELY STRONG BELT OF MID/UPPER FLOW WILL PERSIST
   FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST INTO THE DAKOTAS. IN COMPARISON TO
   PREVIOUS DAYS...THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD BE CONSIDERABLY DIMINISHED
   ACROSS THE ROCKIES TODAY GIVEN THE PREVALENCE OF DRIER WESTERLY FLOW
   ALOFT. 
   
   OTHERWISE...BROAD UPPER RIDGE WILL REMAIN CENTERED OVER THE
   SOUTHEAST STATES/TN VALLEY. HOT/LOCALLY BREEZY CONDITIONS ARE AGAIN
   EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN GREAT
   BASIN...AS WELL AS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS OF OK/TX...BUT CRITICAL
   CONDITIONS ARE NOT ANTICIPATED IN THESE AREAS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - NORTHWEST/NORTH CENTRAL MT...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS
   
   WITH A MAINTENENCE OF MODERATELY STRONG DEEP LAYER WESTERLY
   FLOW...ANOTHER BOUT OF GUSTY WESTERLY DOWNSLOPE WINDS ARE LIKELY
   THIS AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING IN AREAS ALONG AND EAST OF THE DIVIDE
   IN NORTHWEST/NORTH CENTRAL MT. ALTHOUGH TEMPERATURES MAY BE SLIGHTLY
   COOLER WITH SLIGHTLY HIGHER RH VALUES...AMPLE BOUNDARY LAYER MIXING
   WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15-25 MPH /WITH 30-35 MPH
   GUSTS/ SUPPORTS A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..GUYER.. 08/08/2007
   
   ...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 080752
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0252 AM CDT WED AUG 08 2007
   
   VALID 091200Z - 101200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER RIDGE IS FORECAST TO GRADUALLY RETROGRADE WESTWARD TOWARD THE
   SOUTHERN PLAINS ON THURSDAY...WITH HOT/MAINLY DRY CONDITIONS IN
   ASSOCIATION WITH THE RIDGE. FARTHER NORTH...A RELATIVELY ACTIVE BELT
   OF WESTERLIES WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE NORTHERN TIER OF STATES...FROM
   THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST INTO THE NORTHEAST STATES. SHARPENING UPPER
   TROUGH OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL LIKELY LEAD TO A MODEST
   INCREASE IN WIND SPEEDS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST
   AND GREAT BASIN.
   
   ...SOUTHERN NV/WESTERN UT/INTERIOR SOUTHERN CA...
   AS HOT/DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUE...TIGHTENING PRESSURE
   GRADIENT/STRONGER FLOW ALOFT SHOULD RESULT IN INCREASINGLY GUSTY
   WINDS THURSDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN NV/INTERIOR
   SOUTHERN CA/FAR WESTERN UT. SUSTAINED SOUTH/SOUTHWEST WINDS MAY
   REACH 15-20 MPH...HOWEVER WIDESPREAD CRITICAL CONDITIONS ARE NOT
   CURRENTLY EXPECTED.
   
   ...EASTERN ID/SOUTHWEST MT/WESTERN WY...
   IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DEVELOPING UPPER TROUGH OVER THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST...STRENGTHENING FLOW ALOFT WILL LEAD TO SOME INCREASE IN
   GUSTY WINDS THURSDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN
   ID/SOUTHWEST MT/WESTERN WY. MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL LIKELY BE IN THE
   15-20 PERCENT RANGE. OVERALL CONDITIONS APPEAR MARGINAL...AND
   CRITICAL CONDITIONS ARE NOT CURRENTLY ANTICIPATED.
   
   ..GUYER.. 08/08/2007
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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