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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 130621
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0121 AM CDT SAT SEP 13 2008
   
   VALID 131200Z - 141200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD IN THE WEST...WITH HOT AND DRY
   CONDITIONS PERSISTING AT THE SURFACE. WINDS WILL GENERALLY REMAIN
   LIGHT. MEANWHILE...AN UPPER LOW OBSERVED ON SATELLITE IMAGERY
   APPROXIMATELY 600 MI WEST OF THE OR COAST WILL CONTINUE TO DRIFT
   SEWD TOWARDS CA.
   
   UPPER TROUGHING WILL AFFECT MUCH OF THE NRN AND CNTRL PLAINS INTO
   THE GREAT LAKES REGION...WITH WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION IN
   ASSOCIATION WITH HURRICANE IKE AND A NEARLY STATIONARY FRONTAL
   BOUNDARY. 
   
   MEANWHILE IN MUCH OF ERN MT...NERN WY...AND WRN ND/SD...NWLY WINDS
   NEAR 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 40 TO 50 MPH WILL AFFECT THE AREA
   AS A COLD FRONT PASSES THROUGH AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN BEHIND.
   ALTHOUGH STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL ENHANCE FIRE DANGER...COOLER
   TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S ARE EXPECTED TO LIMIT
   CRITICALLY LOW RHS.
   
   ...SERN WY/NERN CO/WRN NEB...
   A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL SHIFT WLY WINDS TO NWLY BY LATE
   AFTERNOON...WITH SPEEDS NEAR 20 MPH AND HIGHER GUSTS. RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN MARGINAL...WITH VALUES IN THE
   LOWER TO UPPER 20S. HOWEVER...THE WIND SHIFT AND GUSTY WINDS MAY
   BRIEFLY ENHANCE THE FIRE DANGER.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 09/13/2008
   
   ...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 130717
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0217 AM CDT SAT SEP 13 2008
   
   VALID 141200Z - 151200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO AMPLIFY ACROSS THE WRN STATES...WITH
   DRY CONDITIONS AT THE SURFACE AND TEMPERATURES A FEW DEGREES WARMER
   THAN DY1. WINDS ARE GENERALLY EXPECTED TO REMAIN LIGHT.
   MEANWHILE...THE UPPER LOW LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 600 MI WEST OF THE
   OR COAST TONIGHT WILL CONTINUE TO DRIFT SEWD...AND WILL BE JUST
   OFFSHORE OF CNTRL CA BY THE AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...MOISTURE APPEARS TO
   BE LIMITED...AND ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT CAN DEVELOP ARE EXPECTED TO
   REMAIN OFFSHORE DURING THE D2 PERIOD. 
   
   MEANWHILE...STRONG NWLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT MUCH OF THE
   NRN PLAINS AND THE WRN GREAT LAKES REGION AS AN UPPER TROUGH AND
   COLD FRONT PASS...ALTHOUGH RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO
   REMAIN ABOVE CRITICAL THRESHOLDS. WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION IS
   EXPECTED AS THIS SYSTEM PROGRESSES EWD...AND AS REMNANTS OF
   HURRICANE IKE QUICKLY MOVE NEWD TOWARDS THE GREAT LAKES.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 09/13/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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