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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 240846
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0346 AM CDT SUN AUG 24 2008
   
   VALID 241200Z - 251200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE WRN STATES...RESULTING IN
   WIDESPREAD WARM AND DRY WEATHER. DAYTIME THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR
   OVER THE FOUR CORNERS STATES...WITH A FEW OF THEM DRY OVER UT AND
   WRN WY. TO THE E...HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP CONDITIONS COOL OVER THE
   UPPER MS VALLEY AND GREAT LAKES IN THE WAKE OF AN UPPER TROUGH WHICH
   WILL BE MOVING INTO THE NE. A COLD FRONT WILL STRETCH FROM WRN NY
   SWWD INTO THE LOWER MS VALLEY...WHERE IT WILL MEET UP WITH THE
   REMNANTS OF FAY.
   
   ...UT INTO WRN WY...
   MOISTURE WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE S TODAY UNDER THE UPPER RIDGE. BY
   LATE AFTERNOON...A FEW CONVECTIVE BUILDUPS ARE LIKELY OVER THE HIGH
   TERRAIN...RESULTING IN ISOLATED DRY LIGHTNING. WLY WINDS ALOFT WILL
   HELP TO FOCUS DEVELOPMENT ALONG THE W SLOPES OF THE
   WASATCH...UINTAS...TETONS AND WIND RIVER RANGE. MIN RH WILL AVERAGE
   10-20 PERCENT AND SURFACE WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 08/24/2008
   
   ...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 240851
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0351 AM CDT SUN AUG 24 2008
   
   VALID 251200Z - 261200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR MUCH OF NRN NV...FAR NERN
   CA...SERN OREGON...SRN AND ERN ID...W CNTRL MT...NWRN WY...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A POWERFUL UPPER TROUGH WILL BREAK DOWN THE RIDGE ACROSS THE PACIFIC
   NW AND NRN ROCKIES MON INTO TUE...BRINGING STRONG WINDS AND CRITICAL
   FIRE CONDITIONS FROM NERN CA INTO WRN MT. WINDS WILL ALSO INCREASE
   OVER THE NRN PLAINS IN RESPONSE TO FALLING PRESSURE TO THE W AND
   HIGH PRESSURE TO THE E OVER THE GREAT LAKES.  THIS AREA OF HIGH
   PRESSURE WILL BRING COOLER CONDITIONS FROM THE MID/UPPER MS VALLEY
   INTO THE GREAT LAKES...WHILE THE REMNANTS OF FAY BRING HEAVY RAIN TO
   THE GULF COAST REGION.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - MUCH OF NRN NV...FAR NERN CA...SERN
   OREGON...SRN AND ERN ID...W CNTRL MT...NWRN WY...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS AND LOW RH AHEAD OF A COLD
   FRONT...WIND SHIFT WITH DRY COLD FRONT PASSAGE
   
   A STRONG UPPER TROUGH AND SURFACE COLD FRONT WILL AFFECT THE REGION
   ON MONDAY. SWLY WINDS AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT WILL INCREASE TO NEAR
   20-25 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 30 MPH. RH WILL BE VERY LOW...IN THE
   SINGLE DIGITS AND LOWER TEENS. THE SURFACE FRONT WILL SURGE EWD LATE
   IN THE DAY OVER NWRN NV/CA...SRN ID AND WRN MT WITH A PRONOUNCED
   WIND SHIFT TO NWLY.
   
   IN ADDITION...NRN PORTIONS OF THE CRITICAL AREA ACROSS CNTRL AND NRN
   MT MAY SEE ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ALONG AND BEHIND THE
   COLD FRONT. THE BAND OF STORMS WILL MOVE VERY QUICKLY AND MAY NOT
   PRODUCE MUCH RAIN. WHILE SOME DRY LIGHTING MAY OCCUR...TEMPERATURES
   WILL COOL AND RH WILL RISE BEHIND THE FRONT...SUGGESTING THE DRY
   LIGHTNING THREAT WILL NOT BE HIGH.
   
   ...NRN PLAINS...
   A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE NRN HIGH PLAINS
   AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING UPPER TROUGH JUST TO THE W. A STRONG
   PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL EXIST DUE TO HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE UPPER
   MS VALLEY AND GREAT LAKES. THIS WILL RESULT IN STRONG SUSTAINED SELY
   WINDS IN EXCESS OF 20 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 30 MPH. RH LEVELS WILL
   DROP TO MODERATELY LOW VALUES IN THE 20 PERCENT RANGE ACROSS THE WRN
   DAKOTAS AND NEB WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 90S. THE STRONG WINDS AND
   MODERATELY LOW RH WILL RESULT IN NEAR CRITICAL CONDITIONS WHERE
   FUELS ARE DRIEST.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 08/24/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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