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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 280731
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0231 AM CDT FRI AUG 28 2009
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A RIDGE ALOFT OVER THE NRN ROCKIES/PAC NW EMANATING FROM A MID-LEVEL
   ANTICYCLONE CENTERED OVER THE SRN GREAT BASIN WILL WEAKEN TODAY AS
   AN UPPER TROUGH OVER THE NERN PACIFIC EVOLVES INTO A CLOSED LOW AND
   MOVES INTO THE PACIFIC NW BY SATURDAY MORNING.  AN ATTENDANT COLD
   FRONT WILL SWEEP EWD AND BE LOCATED E OF THE CASCADES BY 00Z/29 AND
   EXTEND SWWD INTO NRN CA.  HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE
   ACROSS PARTS OF THE W UNDERNEATH THE ANTICYCLONE.
   
   ...ERN WA/ERN ORE...
   HOT/DRY AND A VERY STEEP LAPSE RATE ENVIRONMENT WILL BE SITUATED
   OVER PARTS OF THE COLUMBIA BASIN/NRN ROCKIES EXTENDING SWD INTO ERN
   ORE AS TEMPS WARM WELL INTO THE 90S AND LOWER 100S AHEAD OF A
   PACIFIC COLD FRONT.  SHORT DURATION GUSTY WLY WINDS WILL LIKELY
   ACCOMPANY THE FRONTAL WINDSHIFT ESPECIALLY INVOF THE COLUMBIA RIVER
   VALLEY WHERE 00Z/28 4 KM MODEL DATA INDICATE STRONGER SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS MAY OCCUR.  HOWEVER...SUBSTANTIAL RH RECOVERY ASSOCIATED WITH
   FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL LIKELY LIMIT A GREATER OVERALL THREAT.
   
   ..SMITH.. 08/28/2009
   
   ...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 280820
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0320 AM CDT FRI AUG 28 2009
   
   VALID 291200Z - 301200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   OVERALL PATTERN WILL UNDERGO LITTLE CHANGE FROM D1 TO D2 ACROSS MUCH
   OF THE CONUS AS A PAIR OF UPPER LEVEL CLOSED LOWS MEANDER OVER THE
   PACIFIC NW AND UPPER GREAT LAKES REGIONS...THE LATTER OF WHICH WILL
   MAINTAIN A LARGE SCALE TROUGH FROM THE PLAINS EWD.  A PERSISTENT
   MID-LEVEL ANTICYCLONE CENTERED OVER THE DESERT SW WILL INFLUENCE THE
   SWRN QUARTER OF THE CONUS...MAINTAINING HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS
   ACROSS THIS REGION.  COOL MID-LEVEL TEMPS AND LIFT ASSOCIATED WITH
   THE PACIFIC NW CYCLONE WILL CONTRIBUTE TO ISOLD-SCTD TSTM COVERAGE
   ACROSS THE NRN ROCKIES REGION WITH WET TSTMS EXPECTED.
   
   ..SMITH.. 08/28/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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