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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 050641
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0141 AM CDT SAT JUL 05 2008
   
   VALID 051200Z - 061200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   IN THE EAST...AN UPPER TROUGH AXIS WILL PERSIST NEAR THE
   APPALACHIANS...WITH NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING OVER MUCH OF
   THE EAST AND THE SOUTHEAST.
   
   IN THE PLAINS...A SURFACE TROUGH WILL EXTEND FROM THE CNTRL DAKOTAS
   SWD INTO ERN CO/WRN KS. SLY WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS MUCH OF THE
   PLAINS...WHILE HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL IN THE CNTRL AND
   SRN PLAINS.
   
   IN THE WEST...HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST ACROSS MUCH OF THE
   GREAT BASIN. LOCALLY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS
   PORTIONS OF THE ERN GREAT BASIN BEHIND THE EXITING UPPER SHORT WAVE
   TROUGH AND AHEAD OF THE NEXT SYSTEM MOVING INTO THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST.
   
   ...SRN CA/NV...UT...WRN CO...NRN AZ...
   VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL. BY AFTERNOON DEEP MIXING
   MAY ALLOW GUSTY WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH TO REACH THE SURFACE. MOISTURE
   WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE FROM THE SOUTH. GIVEN INCREASE IN MID
   LEVEL MOISTURE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE ABLE TO FORM OFF THE HIGHER
   TERRAIN IN THE FOUR CORNERS REGION. SOME OF THESE STORMS MAY BE
   DRY...ALTHOUGH LATEST PWAT TRENDS ON SATELLITE INDICATE THAT THE
   MOISTURE INCREASE MAY BE ENOUGH FOR WET THUNDERSTORMS...ESP ACROSS
   SRN UT.
   
   ...SERN CO/WRN KS/OK AND TX PANHANDLES...
   IT WILL BECOME HOT WITH TEMPERATURES OF 95-100 AS SLY WINDS INCREASE
   IN RESPONSE TO A DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE TROUGH. MIN RH IS LIKELY TO
   DIP INTO THE UPPER TEENS AND LOWER TWENTIES BY AFTERNOON. S WINDS OF
   15-25 MPH WILL BE LIKELY AS WELL. ALTHOUGH LONG TERM DROUGHT
   PERSISTS...EFFECTS OF RECENT PRECIPITATION SHOULD HELP MITIGATE THE
   OVERALL THREAT. IN SERN CO...DRY THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE POSSIBLE BY
   AFTERNOON...ALTHOUGH THE GREATEST COVERAGE OF STORMS IS EXPECTED TO
   BE W OF THIS AREA.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 07/05/2008
   
   ...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 050721
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0221 AM CDT SAT JUL 05 2008
   
   VALID 061200Z - 071200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER TROUGH AXIS WILL EXTEND FROM THE GREAT LAKES REGION SWD
   THROUGH THE APPALACHIANS WITH WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MUCH
   OF THE EAST AND THE SOUTHEAST ONCE AGAIN. 
   
   TO THE WEST...AN UPPER TROUGH OVER THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST WILL
   GRADUALLY WEAKEN AND SHIFT EWD. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN DOMINATE
   WITH HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS PERSISTING...ALTHOUGH WINDS ARE EXPECTED
   TO REMAIN BELOW CRITICAL THRESHOLDS. DRY THUNDERSTORMS MAY STILL BE
   POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF AZ/NM/CO/UT.
   
   ...PORTIONS OF THE GREAT BASIN...
   LOW TO MID LEVEL FLOW STILL SUGGESTS THAT MOISTURE TRANSPORT NWD
   WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN...WITH HIGH BASED THUNDERSTORMS
   FORMING OVER THE TERRAIN. HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST AT THE
   SURFACE...AND DRY THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ONCE AGAIN....ESP
   ACROSS NRN AZ/NWRN NM/SERN UT AND WRN CO. INCREASING PWATS SUGGEST
   THAT RAIN WILL BE ABLE TO REACH THE SURFACE RATHER THAN WIDESPREAD
   DRY THUNDERSTORMS. HOWEVER...THIS AREA WILL BE MONITORED FOR A
   POSSIBLE UPGRADE TO DRY THUNDER TOMORROW.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 07/05/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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