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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 270655
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0155 AM CDT SUN JUL 27 2008
   
   VALID 271200Z - 281200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE UPPER LOW INVOF THE GULF OF ALASKA WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN
   NEARLY STATIONARY...ALTHOUGH ANOTHER SHORT WAVE TROUGH ROTATING
   AROUND THE MAIN LOW WILL HELP TO REINFORCE THE TROUGH AXIS ALONG THE
   PACIFIC NW COAST. SWLY FLOW WILL REMAIN STRONGEST ACROSS NRN
   CA...WA/OR...NWRN NV...AND WRN ID. STRONGER SUSTAINED SPEEDS WILL
   REMAIN CONFINED TO HIGHER ELEVATIONS WHILE LOWER VALLEYS WILL NOT
   REACH CRITICAL THRESHOLDS...ALTHOUGH GUSTS NEAR 20 TO 30 MPH WILL BE
   POSSIBLE.
     
   MEANWHILE...THE OVERALL PATTERN WILL REMAIN RELATIVELY
   UNCHANGED...WITH THE UPPER RIDGE HOLDING STEADY FROM THE SRN PLAINS
   WWD. HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF
   THE WRN STATES. THE EXCEPTION WILL BE ACROSS THE FOUR CORNERS REGION
   AND THE ERN GREAT BASIN...WHERE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE DOLLY WILL
   CONTINUE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE MOISTURE FOR WET THUNDERSTORMS TO FORM
   IN THE AFTERNOON.
   
   ...NRN CA/NWRN NV...
   AREAS ACROSS NRN CA/NWRN NV WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN VERY DRY TODAY
   AS INDICATED BY 00Z SOUNDING DATA...CURRENT OBSERVATIONS...AND DRY
   SLOT ON WV IMAGERY. HOT CONDITIONS BY AFTERNOON IN COMBINATION WITH
   ANTECEDENT DRY CONDITIONS WILL ALLOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES TO DROP
   INTO THE TEENS AND SINGLE DIGITS AS TEMPERATURES REACH INTO THE
   UPPER 80S AND 90S. DEEP MIXING WILL ALLOW FREQUENT WIND GUSTS TO
   NEAR 30 MPH. ALTHOUGH SUSTAINED SURFACE SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
   SOMEWHAT MARGINAL OVER MOST AREAS...STRONGER SPEEDS WILL BE LIKELY
   AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS. 
   
   ...SRN CA...
   UPPER LOW OBSERVED ON WV IMAGERY OFFSHORE OF SRN CA WILL LIKELY
   INDUCE THUNDERSTORMS IN UPSLOPE REGIONS OF SRN CA ONCE AGAIN. GIVEN
   LACK OF GREATER MID LEVEL MOISTURE OBSERVED ON WV IMAGERY...EXPECT
   THUNDERSTORMS TO BE MORE ISOLATED IN NATURE.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 07/27/2008
   
   ...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 270725
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0225 AM CDT SUN JUL 27 2008
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   SIMILAR TO DAY 1...THE UPPER LOW WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN NEARLY
   STATIONARY NEAR THE GULF OF ALASKA...WITH SEVERAL SHORT WAVES
   REINFORCING THE TROUGH AXIS ALONG THE PACIFIC NW COAST. SWLY WINDS
   WILL REMAIN STRONGEST ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE PACIFIC NW...WITH THE
   DRIEST CONDITIONS OVER NRN CA/NWRN NV. GUSTY WINDS NEAR 20 TO 30 MPH
   WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE AFTERNOON...ALTHOUGH IN GENERAL STRONGER
   WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
   
   UPPER RIDGING WILL ALLOW FOR HOT CONDITIONS IN THE SWRN
   STATES...WHILE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE DOLLY AND MONSOONAL MOISTURE
   LEAD TO WET THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE FOUR CORNERS REGION AND THE ERN
   GREAT BASIN BY AFTERNOON. THERE ARE SOME INDICATIONS THAT THE WEAK
   UPPER LOW OFFSHORE OF SRN CA WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN NEARLY
   STATIONARY...WHICH MAY BE SUPPORTIVE OF AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORM
   DEVELOPMENT IN UPSLOPE REGIONS OF SRN CA AGAIN.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 07/27/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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