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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 230616
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0116 AM CDT WED JUL 23 2008
   
   VALID 231200Z - 241200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER SHORT WAVE TROUGH WILL MOVE EWD THROUGH ERN MT AND THE
   DAKOTAS...WITH MAINLY WLY FLOW ACROSS MUCH OF THE PACIFIC NW IN A
   POST FRONTAL REGIME FOLLOWING THIS SYSTEM. MEANWHILE...ANOTHER SHORT
   WAVE TROUGH WILL QUICKLY MOVE EWD THROUGH WA/OR INTO ID BY LATE
   AFTERNOON...INDUCING AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM
   ONCE AGAIN.
   
   THE UPPER RIDGE WILL SLOWLY REBUILD BEHIND THIS...WITH HOT AND DRY
   CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF THE WEST. AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS WILL
   ONCE AGAIN DEVELOP IN THE FOUR CORNERS REGION AND THE ERN GREAT
   BASIN. 
     
   ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE CNTRL/HIGH PLAINS...WINDS WILL INCREASE BY
   AFTERNOON IN RESPONSE TO INCREASING CONVERGENCE NEAR THE LEE OF THE
   ROCKIES...ALTHOUGH RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE
   CRITICAL THRESHOLDS. HOWEVER...THE DRIEST AREA JUXTAPOSED WITH
   STRONG WINDS WILL LIKELY BE NEAR SERN CO/SWRN KS.
     
   MEANWHILE IN MUCH OF THE EAST/SERN STATES...WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS
   WILL DEVELOP ONCE AGAIN.
   
   ...PORTIONS OF NERN UT/SWRN WY/NWRN CO...
   THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AHEAD OF A SHORT WAVE TROUGH OF LOW
   PRESSURE BY LATE AFTERNOON. MOISTURE HAS DECREASED SOMEWHAT SINCE
   YESTERDAY...AND GIVEN SATELLITE TRENDS IN PWAT AND WATER
   VAPOR...EXPECT THAT STORMS THAT FORM IN THESE AREAS WILL TEND TO BE
   DRIER AS OPPOSED TO AREAS FARTHER N AND E. ADDITIONALLY...DRY SLOT
   OBSERVED ON THE BASE OF THE TROUGH ON WATER VAPOR IMAGERY THIS
   MORNING WOULD TEND TO INDICATE ISOLATED COVERAGE OF STORMS IN THESE
   AREAS. HOWEVER...STORMS THAT ARE ABLE TO FORM WILL BE CAPABLE OF
   GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS IN ADDITION TO LIGHTNING STARTS. 
   
   ...SERN CO/SWRN KS...
   SLY WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE HIGH PLAINS BY
   AFTERNOON...WITH SUSTAINED SPEEDS NEAR 20 TO 25 MPH. DESPITE
   TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE MID 90S...SURFACE RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
   WILL BE SOMEWHAT MARGINAL...ALTHOUGH SOME AREAS MAY BRIEFLY DROP
   INTO THE LOWER 20S.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 07/23/2008
   
   ...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 230639
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0139 AM CDT WED JUL 23 2008
   
   VALID 241200Z - 251200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   IN GENERAL...A FLATTENING OF THE UPPER RIDGE WILL TAKE
   PLACE...ALTHOUGH EMBEDDED SHORT WAVES WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE THROUGH
   THE NRN MOST STATES. 
   
   HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL SLOWLY BUILD ACROSS THE SWRN STATES EWD
   INTO THE CNTRL AND SRN PLAINS...WITH HOT CONDITIONS PERSISTING.
   GUSTY WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE AFTERNOON ON THE LEE OF THE
   ROCKIES ONCE AGAIN...ALTHOUGH RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL REMAIN ABOVE
   CRITICAL THRESHOLDS. 
   
   WET AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE FOUR CORNERS
   REGION AND THE ERN GREAT BASIN. 
   
   MEANWHILE IN THE EAST...AN UPPER LOW WILL REMAIN N OF THE GREAT
   LAKES...WITH WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS IN THE ERN AND SERN STATES.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 07/23/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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