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Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 170548
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1248 AM CDT TUE JUN 17 2008
   
   VALID 171200Z - 181200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A RELATIVELY STAGNANT PATTERN WILL PERSIST TODAY WITH A STRONG RIDGE
   OVER THE W AND A TROUGH IN THE E. VERY WARM AND DRY WEATHER WILL
   CONTINUE FROM CA ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN AND INTO THE FOUR CORNERS
   STATES. TO THE E...HIGH PRESSURE WILL SPREAD SEWD ACROSS THE MS
   VALLEY INTO THE OH/TN VALLEYS WITH COOLER AND DRIER WEATHER. DRIER
   AIR WILL ALSO SPREAD EWD ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC BEHIND A COLD
   FRONT.
   
   ...CNTRL CA/GREAT BASIN...AZ...
   VERY HOT AND DRY WEATHER WILL PERSIST UNDER THE RIDGE. A HIGH HAINES
   INDEX...INDICATIVE OF A VERY DRY AND UNSTABLE LOWER
   ATMOSPHERE...WILL AGAIN FAVOR UPSCALE FIRE GROWTH DURING THE PEAK
   HEATING HOURS. IN GENERAL...WINDS WILL BE LIGHT BUT LOCALLY GUSTY
   AND TERRAIN DRIVEN WINDS WILL OCCUR IN FAVORED AREAS.
   
   ...GA INTO THE CAROLINAS...
   A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE TROUGH WILL BE ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST LATER
   TODAY...WITH HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE W. NWLY WINDS OF
   10-15 MPH WILL BRING MUCH DRIER AIR INTO THE AREA...WITH AFTERNOON
   MIN RH READINGS IN THE 20 PERCENT RANGE. THIS WILL RESULT IN
   MARGINALLY CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS DURING THE AFTERNOON ESPECIALLY
   IN THE DRIEST AREAS.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 06/17/2008
   
   ...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 170548
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1248 AM CDT TUE JUN 17 2008
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE UPPER RIDGE WILL FLATTEN A BIT OVER THE NRN GREAT BASIN BUT WILL
   BASICALLY REMAIN INTACT ACROSS THE AREA...PROVIDING VERY WARM AND
   DRY WEATHER FROM CA EWD ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN AND INTO THE FOUR
   CORNERS STATES. TO THE EAST...AN UNSEASONABLY STRONG UPPER TROUGH
   WILL REMAIN OVER THE ERN STATES...WITH MUCH DRIER CONDITIONS DUE TO
   HIGH PRESSURE.
   
   ...FL PANHANDLE...GA/SC/NC...
   DRY AIR WILL BE IN PLACE THANKS TO HIGH PRESSURE...AND BY
   AFTERNOON...MIN RH READINGS WILL DROP TO CRITICALLY LOW LEVELS. THE
   DRIEST AIR WILL BE OVER THE CAROLINAS WITH RH INTO THE UPPER TEENS
   LIKELY. RH VALUES IN THE 20 PERCENT RANGE WILL BE LIKELY ELSEWHERE.
   WINDS WILL BE LIGHT...BUT STEEP LOW LEVEL LAPSE RATES AND DEEP
   MIXING LAYERS WILL HELP KEEP THE FIRE THREAT ELEVATED.
   
   ...CA/NV/UT/AZ/WRN CO/NM...
   VERY HOT AND DRY WEATHER WILL PERSIST UNDER THE UPPER RIDGE...WITH A
   HIGH HAINES INDEX DURING THE AFTERNOON. MIN RH IN THE SINGLE DIGITS
   TO LOWER TEENS WILL BE COMMON. DUE TO STRONG INSTABILITY...LOCALLY
   GUSTY WINDS WILL BE LIKELY DURING THE AFTERNOON...BUT SUSTAINED
   WINDS WILL REMAIN BELOW CRITICAL THRESHOLDS. STILL...THE HOT AND DRY
   WEATHER WILL FAVOR AFTERNOON FIRE GROWTH WITH ANY ONGOING FIRES.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 06/17/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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