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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 180748
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0248 AM CDT FRI JUL 18 2008
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   NO LARGE SCALE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREAS ARE EXPECTED TODAY. A
   FLAT UPPER RIDGE COVERS MOST OF THE NATION...WITH THE WESTERLIES
   CONFINED TO THE U.S./CANADIAN BORDER. SHORTWAVE TROUGHS EMBEDDED
   WITHIN THE WESTERLY FLOW WILL MOVE EWD ACROSS THE NRN ROCKIES AND
   NRN NEW ENGLAND TODAY. 
   
   THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FROM THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE EWD INTO THE
   NRN PLAINS...AND FROM NEW ENGLAND SWWD THROUGH THE CENTRAL PLAINS.
   MONSOON MOISTURE WILL AGAIN BRING SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS TO MUCH OF
   THE CNTRL/SRN ROCKIES AND DESERT SOUTHWEST. EARLY THIS MORNING WATER
   VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS DRIER AIR MOVING INTO NWRN AZ...WHICH MAY LEAD
   TO FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE NRN
   PLATEAU OF AZ TO THE FOUR CORNERS REGION LATER THIS AFTERNOON.  
   
   NON CONVECTIVE WINDS WILL BE GENERALLY LIGHT OVER MOST OF THE
   NATION...WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF ERN ID/SWRN WY WHERE
   AFTERNOON GUSTS COULD APPROACH OR SLIGHTLY EXCEED 20 MPH. RH IN THIS
   AREA WILL DROP TO BETWEEN 10 AND 15 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON...
   BRINGING A PERIOD OF NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 07/18/2008
   
   ...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 180749
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0249 AM CDT FRI JUL 18 2008
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LITTLE CHANGE TO THE LARGE SCALE PATTERN IS EXPECTED SATURDAY...WITH
   THE WESTERLIES REMAINING NEAR THE U.S./CANADIAN BORDER AND A BROAD
   UPPER RIDGE COVERING MOST OF THE NATION. AN UPPER LEVEL SHORTWAVE
   WILL MOVE ONSHORE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST...AND ANOTHER SYSTEM WILL
   ADVANCE EWD INTO THE NRN PLAINS/UPPER MIDWEST. 
   
   THUNDERSTORMS APPEAR LIKELY FROM THE DAKOTAS INTO IA...AND OVER THE
   DESERT SOUTHWEST. IT APPEARS DRIER AIR MAY PUSH THE MONSOON MOISTURE
   BOUNDARY A LITTLE FARTHER SOUTH...KEEPING MOST OF THE THUNDERSTORMS
   CONFINED TO THE SRN ROCKIES AND ERN/SRN AZ. A FEW DRY THUNDERSTORMS
   COULD OCCUR ALONG THE PERIPHERY OF THE DEEPER MOISTURE NEAR THE FOUR
   CORNERS REGION. ELSEWHERE AROUND THE CONUS...ISOLATED/SCATTERED
   DIURNAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE FROM NEW ENGLAND TO THE GREAT
   LAKES...AND ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST. 
   
   A DEEP AND WELL MIXED BOUNDARY LAYER WILL LEAD TO GUSTY WINDS /15 TO
   20 MPH/ AND LOW RH /10 TO 15 PERCENT/ IN SRN WY AND CNTRL NV
   SATURDAY AFTERNOON. DESPITE THESE LOCALLY BREEZY AND DRY
   CONDITIONS...NO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREAS ARE EXPECTED.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 07/18/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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