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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 150756
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0256 AM CDT TUE JUL 15 2008
   
   VALID 151200Z - 161200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   SEASONABLY STRONG WLY FLOW ALOFT WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE NRN STATES
   WITH A SERIES OF LOW AMPLITUDE SHORTWAVE TROUGHS AFFECTING THE NRN
   HIGH PLAINS AND PACIFIC NW.  AT THE LOWER LEVELS...IT APPEARS THAT A
   SURFACE TROUGH WILL MOVE EWD OVER THE PACIFIC NW.  A STRENGTHENING
   SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT OVER THE COLUMBIA BASIN WILL LEAD TO
   BREEZY CONDITIONS.  IT SEEMS THAT LOW RH WILL PROBABLY OCCUR
   TOO...SUPPORTING A LIMITED  FIRE WEATHER THREAT TUESDAY
   AFTERNOON/EVENING OVER PARTS OF ERN OREGON/WASHINGTON.  FURTHER
   S...MONSOONAL MOISTURE OVER THE SWRN U.S. SHOULD PROVIDE CONTINUED
   CHANCES FOR AN ISOLATED INITIALLY DRY TSTM OR TWO ALONG THE NRN
   MOISTURE PERIPHERY...BUT IT APPEARS A DECREASING TREND IN COVERAGE
   MAY OCCUR RESULTING IN A SUBDUED THREAT AND NO FURTHER MENTION OF
   THIS AREA FOR THE TIME BEING.
   
   ...ERN WASHINGTON/NERN OREGON...
   MORNING SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED AN UPPER SHORTWAVE TROUGH OVER THE
   PAC NW/SRN BC.  STRONGER FLOW FIELDS ALOFT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
   DISTURBANCE WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA.  A STRENGTHENING SURFACE
   PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL RESULT IN SURFACE WINDS INCREASING ON
   TUESDAY.  LATEST 00Z MODEL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS WLY SURFACE WINDS MAY
   APPROACH 20 MPH /HIGHER GUSTS/...ESPECIALLY AFTER PASSAGE OF A
   SURFACE TROUGH.  SEASONABLY WARM TEMPS AND LOW RH /NEAR 15 PERCENT
   PER MODEL SOUNDINGS/ FOR SEVERAL HOURS...MAY RESULT IN AN ENHANCED
   FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ...SNAKE RIVER VALLEY...
   LATEST MODEL GUIDANCE INDICATES MODESTLY STRONG SUSTAINED SWLY
   SURFACE WINDS /15-20 MPH/ MAY OCCUR AHEAD OF THE SURFACE PRESSURE
   TROUGH DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS BEFORE SWITCHING TO WLY IN THE
   EVENING.  FORECAST SOUNDINGS SHOW STEEP LOW LEVEL LAPSE RATES AND
   MODEL CONSENSUS SUGGESTS MIN RH MAY REACH 15-20 PERCENT.  EXPECTING
   ATTM A LIMITED FIRE WEATHER THREAT /LOW PROBABILITY OF LOWER MIN RH
   AND STRONGER WINDS/...PRECLUDING A CRITICAL ISSUANCE.
   
   ..SMITH.. 07/15/2008
   
   ...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 150854
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0354 AM CDT TUE JUL 15 2008
   
   VALID 161200Z - 171200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   ANOTHER IN A SERIES OF LOW AMPLITUDE UPPER IMPULSES WILL LIKELY
   TRAVERSE THE PACIFIC NW/NRN ROCKIES REGION WEDNESDAY.  AS A
   RESULT...SEASONABLY STRONG UPPER LEVEL FLOW WILL CONTINUE
   OVERSPREADING THE AFOREMENTIONED REGION.  A FLAT SUB-TROPICAL UPPER
   RIDGE SHOULD REMAIN ACROSS PARTS OF THE SRN/SWRN U.S.  AT THE
   SURFACE...A COLD FRONT WILL SLOWLY MOVE SEWD OVER THE NRN
   ROCKIES-NRN HIGH PLAINS REGION.  SOME GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RH MAY
   OCCUR IN PARTS OF THE NRN ROCKIES/PACIFIC NW --UPPER SNAKE RIVER
   PLAIN /MIN RH NEAR 15 PERCENT/--  AS SUGGESTED BY MODEL GUIDANCE.  A
   CHANCE FOR TSTMS WILL EXIST OVER THE SIERRAS BUT 03Z/15 SREF
   GUIDANCE SUGGESTS ONLY ISOLATED COVERAGE.  IN SUMMARY...IT APPEARS
   ATTM THAT NO LARGE AREAS OF POTENTIALLY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS WILL EXIST WEDNESDAY.
   
   
   ..SMITH.. 07/15/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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