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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 170855
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0355 AM CDT THU JUL 17 2008
   
   VALID 171200Z - 181200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AT THE SURFACE...A WEAK SURFACE PRESSURE PATTERN IS IN PLACE ACROSS
   MOST OF THE U.S.  THE MAIN BAND OF STRONGER WESTERLIES WITH A FEW
   EMBEDDED UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCES REMAINS ALONG THE U.S./CANADIAN
   BORDER.  ONE DISTURBANCE MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO TRIGGER A FEW
   MAINLY DRY THUNDERSTORMS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN OREGON BY LATE
   AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY IF MOISTURE ENDS UP BEING A LITTLE HIGHER
   THAN FORECAST.
   
   ...PTNS CNTRL/ERN OR...
   TODAY'S MODEL GUIDANCE (SREF/PPF) SHOWS A LOWER CHANCE OF
   THUNDERSTORMS/DRY THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS CNTRL AND ERN OREGON THAN THE
   GUIDANCE FROM YESTERDAY...VALID TODAY.  WITH ONLY MARGINAL MUCAPE OF
   AROUND 100 J/KG FORECAST, ISOLATED TO A FEW WIDELY SCATTERED
   THUNDERSTORMS MAY STILL OCCUR GIVEN SUPPORT FROM UPPER LEVEL
   DISTURBANCE CROSSING OVER THE AREA AROUND 00 UTC.  IF THE MOISTURE
   WERE TO INCREASE ABOVE THAT DEPICTED BY THE MODEL GUIDANCE...THEN
   STORMS WOULD BE MORE NUMEROUS.  ANY STORMS THAT DO FORM WOULD HAVE A
   HIGH CLOUD BASE WITH LOW SUB-CLOUD HUMIDITY...GIVING THE POTENTIAL
   FOR THE STORMS TO BE DRY STORMS.  ALSO...MOST FUELS ARE IN THE
   MODERATE FIRE DANGER CLASS WITH A FEW STATIONS REPORTING A HIGH FIRE
   DANGER...THUS FUELS ARE NOT AS READY TO BURN AT THIS STAGE AS THEY
   LIKELY WILL BE IN A FEW WEEKS.
   
   ..BOTHWELL.. 07/17/2008
   
   ...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 170918
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0418 AM CDT THU JUL 17 2008
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   NO LARGE SCALE AREAS OF FIRE CONCERNS ARE EXPECTED ON FRIDAY.  THE
   STRONG BAND OF UPPER-LEVEL WESTERLY WINDS HAVE RETREATED TO NEAR THE
   U.S./CANADIAN BORDER. AN UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCE IN THE WESTERLIES
   WILL MOVE ACROSS WASHINGTON STATE AND INTO THE NORTHERN
   ROCKIES...TRIGGERING THUNDERSTORMS WITH MOST OF THE STORMS EXPECTED
   TO PRODUCE WETTING RAINS. IT IS POSSIBLE DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON 
   THAT STRONGER MID-LEVEL WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE UPPER-LEVEL SYSTEM
   MAY MIX DOWN TO THE SURFACE AND BRING BRIEF STRONGER/GUSTY WINDS TO
   PARTS OF SRN IDAHO AND NORTHERN NEVADA/NORTHWESTERN UTAH.  HOWEVER
   IT IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE A PROBLEM AT THIS TIME.
   
   ..BOTHWELL.. 07/17/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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