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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 300723
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0223 AM CDT SAT MAY 30 2009
   
   VALID 301200Z - 311200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A SHORTWAVE TROUGH IS FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES REGION
   ON SATURDAY...WITH SEASONABLY STRONG FLOW ROUNDING ITS BASE OVER THE
   ERN CONUS. MEANWHILE...A SECOND TROUGH WILL BEGIN TO MOVE E TOWARDS
   THE ATLANTIC...WITH AN ACCOMPANYING SURFACE COLD FRONT FOCUSING
   SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ALONG PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL PLAIN INTO
   FL. FARTHER W...AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BEGIN TO BREAK DOWN AS A
   TROUGH MOVES E ACROSS BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALBERTA. A COLD FRONT
   WILL ADVANCE ACROSS THE PAC NW AND INTO THE NRN ROCKIES AS THIS
   OCCURS...WITH WIDESPREAD AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT LIKELY
   OVER MUCH OF THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST.
   
   ...UPPER MS VALLEY/ARROWHEAD OF MN AND THE NORTHEAST LAKES REGION...
   
   A SHORTWAVE TROUGH...ACCOMPANIED BY A 100 KT NWLY UPPER LEVEL
   JET...IS FORECAST TO TRAVERSE ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES REGION ON
   SATURDAY. WIND GUSTS UP TO 20-30 MPH ARE LIKELY DURING PORTIONS OF
   THE AFTERNOON. IN ADDITION...MODEL GUIDANCE INDICATES THAT RH VALUES
   MAY APPROACH 20 PERCENT...RESULTING IN ELEVATED WILDFIRE CONDITIONS
   GIVEN THE BREEZY WINDS AND MODERATE/SEVERE DROUGHT.
   
   ...SRN/SERN AZ...
   A WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL REMAIN VIRTUALLY STATIONARY OVER
   SRN CA AND THE NRN BAJA PENINSULA...WITH A BAND OF MODERATE
   MID/UPPER LEVEL FLOW ROUNDING ITS BASE AND NOSING INTO SRN AZ DURING
   SATURDAY. A VERY HOT...DEEPLY MIXED BOUNDARY LAYER AIRMASS IS
   FORECAST TO BE IN PLACE AS UPR FLOW STRENGTHENS. THIS MAY RESULT IN
   WIND GUSTS OF 20-30 MPH BECOMING COLLOCATED WITH HOT/DRY SURFACE
   CONDITIONS...RESULTING IN AN ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..GARNER.. 05/30/2009
   
   ...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 300724
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0224 AM CDT SAT MAY 30 2009
   
   VALID 311200Z - 011200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A PROGRESSIVE NRN STREAM WILL RESIDE OVER THE NRN CONUS INTO THE E
   COAST ON SUNDAY...WITH ONE TROUGH/SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
   ENTERING THE NRN PLAINS/UPR MS VALLEY...AND A SECOND FARTHER E
   EXITING INTO THE ATLANTIC. WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
   ACCOMPANY THE N CENTRAL SURFACE LOW...WITH WARM SLY RETURN FLOW
   DEVELOPING SWD ACROSS MUCH OF THE PLAINS. OVER THE WRN HALF OF THE
   NATION...ANOTHER ROUND OF AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED.
   
   ...SRN/SERN AZ...
   A WEAK UPPER DISTURBANCE IS FORECAST TO SLOWLY MIGRATE EWD INTO SWRN
   AZ ON SUNDAY. AS THIS OCCURS...MODERATELY STRONG MID/UPPER LEVEL
   FLOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS A HOT/DRY/WELL MIXED BOUNDARY LAYER AIRMASS.
   AFTERNOON WIND GUSTS OUT OF THE WSW MAY APPROACH 20-25 MPH...LEADING
   TO POSSIBLE ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.
   
   ..GARNER.. 05/30/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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