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   FNUS21 KWNS 070546
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1246 AM CDT TUE OCT 07 2008
   
   VALID 071200Z - 081200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH MT DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS ON
   TUESDAY AFTERNOON...AHEAD OF A STRONG UPPER LEVEL TROUGH THAT WILL
   MOVE INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST DURING THE PERIOD. CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE APPROACHED IN MT WITH SOME STRONG AND
   GUSTY DOWNSLOPE WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES. SOME
   OFFSHORE FLOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS SRN CA...BUT WIND SPEEDS ARE
   EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT. ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE CONUS...A LARGE STORM
   SYSTEM WILL BRING HEAVY RAINS AND CONVECTIVE STORMS FROM THE
   MISSISSIPPI TO THE OHIO RIVER VALLEYS...AS A HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
   INTO THE MIDWEST.
   
   ...MT...
   A PERIOD OF STRONG DOWNSLOPE WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS WESTERN
   AND CNTRL MT AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT THAT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION
   DURING THE AFTERNOON...AIDED BY MODERATELY STRONG MID-LEVEL WIND
   SPEEDS. SURFACE WIND SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AROUND 20 TO 30 MPH
   WITH HIGHER GUSTS...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL APPROACH 20 TO 30
   PERCENT...AND SURFACE TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK AROUND 70F.
   THEREFORE...CONDITIONS WILL BE NEAR CRITICAL...ESPECIALLY IN THE
   LATE AFTERNOON HOURS.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 10/07/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 070547
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1247 AM CDT TUE OCT 07 2008
   
   VALID 081200Z - 091200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH EARLY ON
   WEDNESDAY AHEAD OF A STRONG UPPER LEVEL TROUGH...WITH SOME
   MODERATELY STRONG AND GUSTY SURFACE WINDS IN ND BEHIND THE FRONT.
   COUPLED WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES...THIS REGION WILL
   APPROACH CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. HEAVY RAINS WILL OCCUR
   THROUGHOUT THE EAST COAST AHEAD OF A LARGE SCALE STORM SYSTEM AND
   COLD FRONT...WITH HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUING TO BUILD INTO THE
   SOUTHERN PLAINS AND MIDWEST. SOME OFF SHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED ALONG
   THE COASTAL REGIONS OF CA...BUT THE FIRE WEATHER THREAT IS EXPECTED
   TO BE MINIMAL GIVEN THE LIGHT WIND SPEEDS IN SRN CA AND HIGH
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN NRN CA.
   
   ..ND..
   A STRONG SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL SET UP INTO THE REGION
   BEHIND A COLD FRONT WHICH WILL MOVE THROUGH DURING THE EARLY MORNING
   HOURS ON WEDNESDAY. IN ADDITION...MID LEVEL WINDS WILL BE MODERATELY
   STRONG WITH THE TROUGH THAT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA...AND SOME
   MIXING OF THESE WINDS DOWN TO THE SURFACE WILL OCCUR...BRINGING
   SURFACE WIND SPEEDS TO AROUND 20 TO 30 MPH BY THE EARLY AFTERNOON.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE AROUND 20 TO 30 PERCENT WITH THE
   DRY AIR BEHIND THE FRONT...BUT COOL TEMPERATURES /MID 50S F/ WILL
   HELP TO MITIGATE THE FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 10/07/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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