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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 190916
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0416 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2008
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER TROUGH OFF THE CA COAST WILL MOVE INTO THE GREAT BASIN
   TODAY. AHEAD OF THIS TROUGH...INCREASING SWLY WINDS AND SEASONABLY
   LOW DEWPTS WILL SUPPORT NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER
   PORTIONS OF THE WRN GREAT BASIN. IN ADDITION...ISOLATED DRY TSTMS
   WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE NRN GREAT BASIN WITH SCT MAINLY WET TSTMS
   OVER MUCH OF THE SRN/CENTRAL ROCKIES. ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE
   NATION...BROAD SFC HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO DOMINATE THE ERN
   STATES LEADING TO LIGHT WINDS AND NO FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.
   
   ...SRN/CENTRAL NV...ECENTRAL CA...
   AHEAD OF A SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVING THROUGH NRN CA/ORE DURING THE
   PERIOD...INCREASING MID LVL WINDS FIELDS AND STRENGTHENING SFC LOW
   PRESSURE OVER NRN NV WILL AID IN INCREASING SWLY WINDS OVER
   SRN/CENTRAL NV AND ECENTRAL CA. SUSTAINED WINDS AVERAGING FROM 15-20
   MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.
   COMBINED WITH SEASONABLY LOW RH READINGS...CONDITIONS WILL APPROACH
   CRITICAL LEVELS.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 09/19/2008
   
   ...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 190917
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0417 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2008
   
   VALID 201200Z - 211200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN AND INTO THE
   ROCKIES TOMORROW. AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...SWLY WINDS WILL INCREASE
   OVER THE ERN GREAT BASIN LEADING TO NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS. AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...ISOLATED DRY TSTMS WILL BE
   POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF THE NRN ROCKIES. ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE
   NATION...SFC HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO DOMINATE THE WEATHER
   EAST OF THE ROCKIES WITH GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS AND LOW RH READINGS.
   
   ...SRN NV...WRN UT...
   AHEAD OF A SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVING THROUGH THE GREAT BASIN...MODEST
   SWLY WINDS AT THE MID LEVELS AND STEEP LOW-MID LEVEL LAPSE RATES
   WILL SUPPORT SWLY WINDS FROM 15-25 MPH. SEASONABLY LOW RH READINGS
   FROM 15-20 PERCENT AND MARGINAL WIND SPEEDS WILL PRECLUDE A CRITICAL
   FIRE WEATHER THREAT. 
   
   ...CENTRAL/ERN MT...
   AHEAD OF THE AFOREMENTIONED UPPER SYSTEM...TSTMS ARE EXPECTED TO
   DEVELOP OVER WRN MT/ERN ID DURING THE AFTERNOON. AS THESE TSTMS MOVE
   NEWD...THEY WILL ENCOUNTER AN INCREASINGLY DRY BOUNDARY LAYER OVER
   CENTRAL MT...SUPPORTING THE THREAT FOR AT LEAST ISOLATED DRY TSTMS.
   FURTHER EAST...A MODERATE PRESSURE GRADIENT OVER ERN MT /OWING TO A
   DEEPENING LEE TROUGH OVER WRN/CENTRAL MT WILL SUPPORT ESE WINDS FROM
   15-20 MPH. IN ADDITION...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FROM 85-90 DEG F
   WILL PRODUCE MIN RH READINGS AROUND 15 PERCENT.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 09/19/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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