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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 050734
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0234 AM CDT TUE AUG 05 2008
   
   VALID 051200Z - 061200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE WRN STATES...AND WILL EXTEND EWD
   ACROSS THE PLAINS INTO THE SE WITH HOT TEMPERATURES. MONSOONAL
   MOISTURE WILL SPREAD NWD INTO THE GREAT BASIN...WITH SCATTERED
   THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY ACROSS THE FOUR CORNERS STATES. TO THE E...AN
   UPPER SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL MOVE SEWD ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES WITH
   THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A COLD FRONT. A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH WILL FORM
   ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC...WITH VERY WARM AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES AND
   LOW HUMIDITY.
   
   ...N CNTRL CA...
   A FEW MODELS INDICATE SOME MID LEVEL MOISTURE WILL MAKE ITS WAY NWD
   TO NEAR THE BAY AREA INTO THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY. ENOUGH INSTABILITY
   MAY BE PRESENT BY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON FOR AN ISOLATED DRY
   THUNDERSTORM...WITH THE HIGHEST THREAT BEING OVER THE SRN SIERRA. IT
   WILL REMAIN VERY HOT AND DRY IN THE LOW LEVELS...THUS IF ISOLATED
   STRIKES DO OCCUR...THEY COULD EASILY START A FIRE.
   HOWEVER...COVERAGE OF ANY LIGHTNING SHOULD REMAIN QUITE LOW.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 08/05/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 050735
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0235 AM CDT TUE AUG 05 2008
   
   VALID 061200Z - 071200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR NRN CA...SRN OREGON...NWRN NV...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   MONSOONAL MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD NWD BENEATH THE UPPER
   RIDGE OVER THE WRN STATES...WITH HOT WEATHER EXTENDING EWD ACROSS
   THE PLAINS AND DEEP SOUTH. A WEAK DISTURBANCE ALOFT WILL HELP TOUCH
   OFF A MIXTURE OF WET AND DRY STORMS OVER NRN CA AND SRN
   OREGON...WHICH COULD RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS. TO THE E...WNWLY
   FLOW ALOFT WILL HELP PUSH COOLER AND DRIER AIR ACROSS THE MID WEST
   AND OH VALLEY REGION. THE NWLY FLOW WILL RESULT IN GUSTY WINDS FOR
   THE MID ATLANTIC...ALONG WITH AREAS OF LOW HUMIDITY.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - NRN CA...SRN OREGON...NWRN NV...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SCATTERED LIGHTNING STRIKES...SOME DRY...AFTER A
   HOT AND DRY PERIOD
   
   SIGNIFICANT INSTABILITY FOR THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS
   NV...NRN CA...AND SRN OREGON WED AFTERNOON AS MONSOONAL MOISTURE
   SPREADS NWD AROUND THE W EDGE OF THE RIDGE...AND A WEAK UPPER
   DISTURBANCE MOVES THROUGH DURING THE AFTERNOON. ALTHOUGH MOISTURE
   LEVELS WILL FAVOR RAIN WITH THESE STORMS...ESPECIALLY OVER NRN CA
   AND OREGON...NUMEROUS LIGHTNING STRIKES AFTER AN EXTENDED HOT AND
   DRY PERIOD MAY RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS.
   
   ...SERN VA INTO NRN NC...
   RELATIVELY LITTLE PRECIPITATION HAS FALLEN OVER THE PAST SEVERAL
   WEEKS...ALONG WITH WARM TEMPERATURES. ON WED...A WNWLY FLOW WILL
   BRING SLIGHTLY COOLER...BUT ALSO DRY AIR OFF THE APPALACHIANS BEHIND
   A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH. LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS MAY OCCUR...BUT SPEEDS
   ARE NOT EXPECTED TO EXCEED 15 MPH. NONETHELESS...AREAS OF DRY FUELS
   COUPLED WITH WARM TEMPERATURES...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RH MAY YIELD AN
   ELEVATED FIRE THREAT WED AFTERNOON.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 08/05/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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