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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 160808
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0308 AM CDT SUN AUG 16 2009
   
   VALID 161200Z - 171200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER LOW WILL BE CENTERED OVER SRN SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA
   WITH A BROAD TROUGH COVERING MUCH OF THE NRN ROCKIES AND PLAINS. A
   COLD FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM WI INTO NRN OK...BECOMING STATIONARY WWD
   INTO UT AND NV. WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL S OF THE FRONT
   INTO CA...THE SRN GREAT BASIN AND AZ WITH A FEW STRONG WIND GUSTS.
   AS THE UPPER TROUGH SLOWLY DRIFTS E...AN UPPER RIDGE WILL NUDGE INTO
   THE PACIFIC NW WITH PROGRESSIVELY WARMER TEMPERATURES.
   MEANWHILE...WARM AND MODERATELY DRY WEATHER WILL PERSIST WITH SLY
   FLOW OVER THE SRN PLAINS. WARM AND DRY WEATHER WILL ALSO PERSIST
   OVER THE ERN U.S. UNDER AN UPPER RIDGE AND WITH SURFACE HIGH
   PRESSURE.
   
   ...SRN UT...SRN CO...NRN AZ AND NWRN NM...
   A WLY FLOW REGIME WILL EXIST TODAY BENEATH THE BASE OF THE UPPER
   TROUGH. WIND FIELDS WILL BE MUCH WEAKER THAN ON SATURDAY...BUT LOCAL
   GUSTS OVER 20 MPH WILL BE LIKELY WITH SUSTAINED WLY WINDS GENERALLY
   AROUND 15 MPH. THE AIR MASS WILL REMAIN VERY DRY WITH MIN RH IN THE
   UPPER SINGLE DIGITS AND LOWER TEENS. IN ADDITION...THE DRY WEATHER
   AND STEEP LOW LEVEL LAPSE RATES WILL YIELD A MODERATE HAINES INDEX
   THIS AFTERNOON.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 08/16/2009
   
   ...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 160812
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0312 AM CDT SUN AUG 16 2009
   
   VALID 171200Z - 181200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE MAIN UPPER LOW WILL CONTINUE EWD ACROSS SRN MANITOBA INTO WRN
   ONTARIO WITH THE TROUGH AXIS SWEEPING EWD ACROSS THE UPPER MS
   VALLEY. TO THE W...AN UPPER RIDGE WILL BUILD INTO THE PACIFIC NW
   WITH A THERMAL TROUGH FROM WA INTO WRN OREGON AND INTO CNTRL CA.
   VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL UNDER THE RIDGE...WITH
   GUSTY NWLY WINDS ACROSS WRN OREGON. GUSTY SELY WINDS WILL OCCUR OVER
   TX AS A WEAK LOW DEVELOPS OVER THE TX PANHANDLE...WITH MODERATELY
   LOW RH AND WARM TEMPERATURES.
   
   ...WRN OREGON...
   A THERMAL SURFACE TROUGH WILL FORM INLAND ACROSS WRN OREGON MONDAY
   AFTERNOON AS AN ERN PACIFIC UPPER RIDGE BUILDS EWD. THIS WILL RESULT
   IN LOCALLY GUSTY NLY WINDS OF AROUND 15-20 MPH BY AFTERNOON. MIN RH
   SHOULD DROP INTO THE 20 PERCENT RANGE AS WELL. THE COMBINATION OF
   LOW RH AND GUSTY WINDS MAY RESULT IN NEAR CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS
   WHERE FUELS REMAIN FAVORABLE.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 08/16/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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