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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 020848
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0348 AM CDT WED JUL 02 2008
   
   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER RIDGE AXIS WILL BUILD ACROSS THE WRN STATES WITH WARM AND
   MOSTLY DRY CONDITIONS PREVAILING. THE EXCEPTION WILL BE FROM MT SWD
   INTO NM WHERE SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR. NUMEROUS STORMS
   WITH WETTING RAINS WILL ALSO OCCUR ALONG A COLD FRONT THAT WILL
   EXTEND FROM THE LOWER GREAT LAKES SWWD INTO KS AND INTO ERN CO.
   MEANWHILE...A VERY WARM AND DRY AIR MASS ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH
   PRESSURE WILL INCREASE THE FIRE THREAT FROM GA INTO THE MID
   ATLANTIC.
   
   ...GA/SC/NC...
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE TODAY BUT WILL MODIFY...RESULTING
   IN WARM AND EXTREMELY DRY CONDITIONS. CRITICALLY LOW RH VALUES IN
   THE 20 PERCENT RANGE WILL BE COMMON WITH SOME LOCATIONS REACHING THE
   UPPER TEENS. WINDS WILL BE LIGHT DUE TO HIGH PRESSURE CENTER
   OVERHEAD WHICH WILL HELP REDUCE THE OVERALL THREAT.
   HOWEVER...EXTREME DRYNESS...ALONG WITH ONGOING DROUGHT CONDITIONS
   WILL RESULT IN AN ELEVATED FIRE THREAT ESPECIALLY LATE IN THE DAY
   WHEN LOW LEVEL LAPSE RATES AND MIXING HEIGHTS WILL BE GREATEST.
   
   ...ERN UT...WRN CO...NERN AZ...
   ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON UNDER
   AN UPPER HIGH. THE BEST CHANCE OF DRY STORMS WILL BE OVER ERN
   UT...NERN AZ AND WRN CO WHERE SUB CLOUD RH WILL BE LOW ENOUGH TO
   PREVENT SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION. OVERALL COVERAGE OF LIGHTNING
   WILL BE LESS THAN YESTERDAY AND IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE GREAT ENOUGH
   TO WARRANT A CRITICAL AREA.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 07/02/2008
   
   ...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 020922
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0422 AM CDT WED JUL 02 2008
   
   VALID 031200Z - 041200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A STRONG UPPER RIDGE AXIS WILL EXTEND FROM WRN MT SWD INTO THE GREAT
   BASIN AND FOUR CORNERS STATES WITH VERY WARM CONDITIONS BENEATH. AN
   UPPER TROUGH WILL SLOWLY IMPINGE UPON THE WRN EDGE OF THE UPPER
   RIDGE...WITH INCREASING FLOW ALOFT SPREADING OVER NRN CA..WRN NV AND
   INTO THE PACIFIC NW...RESULTING IN LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS. TO THE E...A
   SURFACE COLD FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM SERN CO/NERN NM EWD ACROSS KS/MO
   AND INTO THE OH VALLEY WITH NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS. JUST SE OF THIS
   FRONT...A WARM AND DRY AIR MASS WILL RESIDE ACROSS THE SERN STATES
   FROM GA INTO VA.
   
   ...WRN STATES...
   A THERMAL RIDGE WILL EXTEND FROM THE CO RIVER NWD ACROSS NV AND INTO
   ERN OR/WRN ID WITH VERY HOT AND DRY WEATHER PREVAILING. IN ADDITION
   TO A HIGH HAINES INDEX...SWLY WINDS OF 15-20 MPH WILL BE LIKELY OVER
   MUCH OF NV...WRN UT AND NWRN AZ. GIVEN VERY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS
   IN PLACE...THESE WINDS WILL ENHANCE FIRE DANGER DURING THE PEAK
   HEATING HOURS.
   
   ...GA/SC/NC/VA...
   A DRY AIR MASS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ALTHOUGH THE SURFACE HIGH WILL
   WEAKEN AS WEAK SURFACE TROUGH APPROACHES. THIS TROUGH WILL INCREASE
   SWLY WINDS TO 10-15 MPH ESPECIALLY FROM NC INTO VA. THE COMBINATION
   OF INCREASED WINDS...DROUGHT...AND VERY LOW RH WILL RESULT IN NEAR
   CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 07/02/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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