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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 180817
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0317 AM CDT WED JUN 18 2008
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE UPPER RIDGE IN THE WEST WILL FLATTEN SOMEWHAT BUT REMAIN NEARLY
   STATIONARY OVER THE NRN GREAT BASIN...CONTINUING VERY WARM AND DRY
   WEATHER ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF CA EWD INTO THE GREAT BASIN AND
   THE FOUR CORNERS STATES. 
   
   IN THE EAST...AN UPPER TROUGH WILL REMAIN...ALTHOUGH A DRY NWLY FLOW
   BEHIND A COLD FRONT AND BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE TO THE WEST WILL LEAD
   TO MUCH DRIER CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE SERN STATES.
   
   ...INLAND NC/SC/GA/AL/FL PANHANDLE...
   MUCH DRIER AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA FOLLOWING A COLD FRONTAL
   PASSAGE AND IN A PREDOMINANT NWLY/WLY FLOW. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES
   IN THE 80S AND LOWER 90S WILL ALLOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES TO DROP INTO
   THE 20S INLAND...AND LOWER 30S IN AREAS CLOSER TO THE COAST.
   ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL BE LIGHT...A LARGE PORTION OF THE SEE TEXT AREA
   REMAINS DRY WITH RECENT LACK OF RAINFALL...WHICH WILL HEIGHTEN THE
   FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ...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.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 06/18/2008
   
   ...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 180641
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0141 AM CDT WED JUN 18 2008
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE OVERALL PATTERN WILL REMAIN MOSTLY UNCHANGED. AN UPPER TROUGH
   WILL DOMINATE THE EAST WHILE DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST IN THE SERN
   STATES IN A PREDOMINANT NWLY/WLY FLOW.
   
   A FLATTENED RIDGE WILL REMAIN OVER THE NRN GREAT BASIN...WHILE HOT
   AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER MUCH OF CA EWD INTO THE GREAT
   BASIN AND THE FOUR CORNERS STATES. 
   
   MEANWHILE...A LOW SEEN ON SATELLITE OFFSHORE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
   WILL SLOWLY BEGIN TO DEEPEN AND SAG SOUTHWARD...SETTING UP FOR A
   BREAKDOWN OF THE RIDGE IN THE PACIFIC NW.
   
   ...INLAND NC/SC/SRN GA/AL/INLAND FL PANHANDLE...
   DRIER AIR WILL PERSIST OVER THE AREA IN A PREDOMINANT NWLY/WLY FLOW.
   AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES IN THE 80S AND LOWER 90S WILL ALLOW RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES TO DROP INTO THE 20S INLAND...AND LOWER 30S IN AREAS
   CLOSER TO THE COAST. ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL BE LIGHT...A LARGE PORTION
   OF THE SEE TEXT AREA REMAINS DRY WITH RECENT LACK OF
   RAINFALL...WHICH WILL HEIGHTEN THE FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ...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 ONCE AGAIN. 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.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 06/18/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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