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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 180842
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0342 AM CDT MON AUG 18 2008
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR CNTRL AND ERN WA/OR...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE INTO THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD...BRINGING CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER CONDITIONS WITH DRY THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL TO PORTIONS OF
   WASHINGTON AND OREGON. ELSEWHERE IN THE CONUS...AN UPPER LEVEL LOW
   PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE FROM SOUTHEAST COLORADO INTO NORTHWEST
   TEXAS...WITH RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE FROM NEW MEXICO INTO
   THE SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS. IN NEW ENGLAND...A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
   WILL ALSO BRING THUNDERSTORMS TO THAT REGION...AND AS IN PREVIOUS
   DAYS...A STATIONARY FRONT ALONG THE GULF COAST WILL HELP PROVIDE A
   TRIGGER FOR AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS THERE. FINALLY...TROPICAL STORM
   FAY WILL MOVE TO THE SOUTHWEST OF FLORIDA WITH HEAVY RAINS BEGINNING
   TO IMPACT THE AREA.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - CNTRL AND ERN WA/OR...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS
   
   A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE INTO THE REGION AND
   PROVIDE AMPLE LIFT FOR THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT ON MONDAY AFTERNOON
   AND EVENING...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE CASCADES.
   LATEST 00Z NAM FORECASTS A 50 TO 60 KT JET TO MOVE OVER OREGON AND
   INTO WASHINGTON BY LATE AFTERNOON...AND THE VERTICAL MOTION
   ASSOCIATED WITH THE JET COUPLED WITH AN AMPLE SOUTHWESTERLY MOISTURE
   FETCH INTO THE LOW AND MID-LEVELS WILL HELP TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT
   FOR THUNDERSTORMS. GIVEN THE HIGH SURFACE TEMPERATURE/DEWPOINT
   SPREADS /LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AROUND 5 TO 15 PERCENT/...SOME
   THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE LITTLE TO NO RAINFALL AND THEREFORE DRY
   THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST...WITH LIGHTNING-IGNITED FIRES POSSIBLE. 
   SOME STORMS MAY ALSO PRODUCE LOCALLY STRONG WIND GUSTS.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 08/18/2008
   
   ...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 180855
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0355 AM CDT MON AUG 18 2008
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR CNTRL AND SRN ID...NRN NV...SE
   OR...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE WEATHER PATTERN ACROSS THE CONUS WILL CHANGE LITTLE FROM MONDAY
   TO TUESDAY...WITH A TROUGH IMPACTING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND
   ANOTHER IMPACTING NEW ENGLAND. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN
   THE FORM OF SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST FOR PORTIONS OF
   IDAHO...NEVADA...AND OREGON. IN THE SOUTH...AN UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL
   CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE SOUTHERN PLAINS WITH RAINFALL AND
   THUNDERSTORMS AS IT MOVES EASTWARD OVER OKLAHOMA THROUGH THE
   FORECAST PERIOD. OVER FLORIDA...HEAVY RAIN IS FORECAST FROM THE
   IMPACTS OF TROPICAL STORM FAY.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - CNTRL AND SRN ID...NRN NV...SE OR...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS
   
   SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST OVER PORTIONS OF
   IDAHO...NEVADA...AND OREGON ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. AS THE
   UPPER LEVEL TROUGH CONTINUES TO MOVE EASTWARD INTO THE INTERMOUNTAIN
   WEST...A SERIES OF SHORTWAVE TROUGHS WILL ROTATE AROUND THE BASIN
   AND INTO THE REGION PROVIDING ADEQUATE VERTICAL MOTION FOR
   THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT. SURFACE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE HOT
   AND FAIRLY DRY...AND AS IN THE DAY 1 FORECAST...TEMPERATURE/DEWPOINT
   SPREADS ARE FORECAST TO BE HIGH...PROVIDING CONDITIONS FOR SCATTERED
   THUNDERSTORMS WITH LITTLE OR NO RAINFALL.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 08/18/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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