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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 230855
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0355 AM CDT MON JUN 23 2008
   
   VALID 231200Z - 241200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A FLAT UPPER RIDGE WILL RESIDE OVER THE SWRN STATES TODAY. MID LEVEL
   MOISTURE ON THE NRN EDGE OF THIS RIDGE ABOVE A DRY/WARM BOUNDARY
   LAYER WILL SUPPORT ANOTHER DAY OF ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY TSTMS
   OVER ERN UT...WRN CO AND PORTIONS OF FAR ERN AZ/WRN NM.
   OTHERWISE...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL RESIDE FROM SRN PLAINS
   WWD INTO THE SRN GREAT BASIN/INTERIOR CA. COMBINED WITH SEASONABLY
   LOW DWPTS...THIS WILL SUPPORT A LARGE AREA OF MIN RH READINGS LESS
   THAN 15 PERCENT. GENERALLY LIGHT SWLY /AOB 15 MPH/ SUSTAINED WINDS
   WITH AREAS OF GUSTY TERRAIN DRIVEN WINDS ARE EXPECTED OVER MOST OF
   THIS REGION. DESPITE MODERATE TO HIGH HAINES INDEX OVER MUCH OF THE
   SOUTHWEST/GREAT BASIN...LACK OF STRONGER SFC WINDS WILL PRECLUDE THE
   THREAT FOR RAPID FIRE SPREAD AND CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
   OVER THIS REGION.
   
   ...ERN/SRN UT...WRN CO...ERN AZ/WRN NM...
   ON THE NRN PERIPHERY OF AN UPPER RIDGE CENTERED OVER SRN NM/NRN
   MX...MID LEVEL MOISTURE WILL COMBINE WITH WEAK UPPER FORCING /NOTED
   BY SUBTLE TROUGH MOVING ACROSS SRN CA/ TO SUPPORT SCT TSTMS TODAY
   OVER ERN/SRN UT AND WRN CO...WITH MORE ISOLATED TSTM COVERAGE
   EXPECTED OVER WRN NM AND ERN AZ /CLOSER TO THE CENTER OF THE UPPER
   RIDGE/. HIGH CLOUD BASES AOA 10 KFT AGL /SUPPORTED BY TEMP/DWPT
   SPREADS FROM 50-60 DEG F/ WILL SUPPORT LITTLE RAINFALL FROM REACHING
   THE GROUND WITH TSTMS. GUSTY/ERRATIC WINDS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE
   NEAR ANY TSTM DOWNDRAFTS. GENERALLY WEAK UPPER FORCING SHOULD
   PRECLUDE GREATER TSTM COVERAGE AND CRITICAL DRY TSTM THREAT.
   
   ...CA...
   TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE SIMILAR TO READINGS YESTERDAY.
   DESPITE LOW RH READINGS /AROUND 15 PERCENT/ IN INTERIOR PORTIONS OF
   THE STATE...SUSTAINED WINDS SHOULD AVERAGE 15 MPH OR LESS. IN
   ADDITION...SUFFICIENT MID LEVEL MOISTURE AND MODEST MID LEVEL WINDS
   SHOULD KEEP THE HAINES INDEX LESS THAN 6.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 06/23/2008
   
   ...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 230856
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0356 AM CDT MON JUN 23 2008
   
   VALID 241200Z - 251200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE UPPER RIDGE OVER THE SWRN STATES WILL BEGIN TO BUILD AND SLOWLY
   SHIFT EWD TOMORROW IN RESPONSE TO A STRONG UPPER TROUGH MOVING INTO
   B.C CANADA/PAC NW. COMBINED WITH MODERATE WLY FLOW...THIS WILL AID
   IN A DIMINISHING/EWD SHIFT OF THE DRY TSTM POTENTIAL OVER THE
   ROCKIES REGION. GENERALLY ISOLATED COVERAGE OF DRY TSTMS WILL AGAIN
   PRECLUDE A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT. WARMING SFC TEMPERATURES
   UNDER THE BUILDING UPPER RIDGE WILL SUPPORT ANOTHER DAY OF ABOVE
   NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND LOW RH READINGS /AOB 15 PERCENT/ FROM
   CENTRAL NM WWD INTO THE GREAT BASIN/INTERIOR CA. SIMILAR TO DAY
   1...GENERALLY LIGHT SUSTAINED SFC WINDS /GUSTY AFTERNOON TERRAIN
   DRIVEN WINDS/ WILL PRECLUDE A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT OVER THIS
   REGION. ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE NATION...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
   SEWD THROUGH GA/NRN FLA DURING THE MORNING HOURS IN ASSOCIATION WITH
   THE PASSAGE OF AN UPPER TROUGH. IN THE WAKE OF THIS FRONT...NLY
   WINDS WILL USHER IN LOW RH READINGS /25-30 PERCENT/. GENERALLY LIGHT
   WINDS  /AOB 10 MPH/ WILL PRECLUDE A CRITICAL OUTLOOK AREA.
   
   ...CENTRAL/SRN ROCKIES...
   MODEST WLY MID LEVEL FLOW WILL SUPPORT AN EWD MOVEMENT OF THE MID
   LEVEL MOISTURE ACROSS THE CENTRAL/SRN ROCKIES. ON THE WRN EDGE OF
   THIS MID LEVEL MOISTURE...THE SUB-CLOUD AIRMASS WILL REMAIN
   SUFFICIENTLY DRY TO SUPPORT DRY TSTMS OVER PORTIONS OF WRN CO...FAR
   ERN UT AND WRN NM. COVERAGE OF TSTMS IS EXPECTED TO BE LOWER THAN
   TODAY...GIVEN THE BUILDING UPPER RIDGE AND INCREASING MID LEVEL
   SUBSIDENCE.
   
   ...SRN GA/NRN FLA...
   BEHIND A WEAK COLD FRONT...NLY WINDS WILL USHER IN LOWER DEWPTS
   /UPPER 40S TO MID 50S/ INTO THE REGION. COMBINED WITH SEASONABLY
   WARM TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER-MID 90S...MIN RH READINGS WILL
   AVERAGE AROUND 25 PERCENT. LACK OF STRONGER SFC WINDS WILL PRECLUDE
   A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK AREA.
   
   ...CA...
   ANOTHER DAY OF NEAR AVERAGE TEMPERATURES CAN BE EXPECTED AS A RESULT
   OF WEAK UPPER TROUGHING OFF THE COAST. GENERALLY WEAK WINDS /AOB 15
   MPH/ WILL LIMIT ANY POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH. SIMILAR TO DAY
   1...THE HAINES INDEX IS EXPECTED TO AVERAGE FROM 4-5.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 06/23/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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