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Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 100705
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0205 AM CDT THU SEP 10 2009
   
   VALID 101200Z - 111200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A COMPACT...PROGRESSIVE SHORTWAVE TROUGH IS FORECAST TO MOVE EWD
   FROM THE NRN ROCKIES AND INTO THE NRN PLAINS ON THURSDAY. THIS UPPER
   DISTURBANCE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A SURFACE COLD FRONT...WHICH IS
   EXPECTED TO PASS THROUGH ERN MT AND INTO WRN ND DURING THE
   AFTERNOON. WARM TEMPERATURES AND CRITICALLY LOW RH VALUES WILL
   RESIDE AHEAD OF THE FRONT...WHILE GUSTY WINDS AND RECOVERING RH
   VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR BEHIND THE FRONT.
   
   ...ERN/NERN MT AND FAR WRN ND...
   NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS
   ERN-NERN MT INTO FAR WRN ND DURING THURSDAY AFTERNOON DUE TO GUSTY
   WINDS AND MARGINALLY LOW RH VALUES. THE MAIN FACTOR PREVENTING A
   CRITICAL FROM BEING ISSUED IS THE ANTICIPATED WEAK SUSTAINED WIND
   SPEEDS AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT...WHERE A LOW LEVEL THERMAL AXIS AND
   LOW RH VALUES WILL RESIDE. BEHIND THE FRONT...COOLER TEMPERATURES
   WILL FAVOR MARGINAL/RECOVERING RH VALUES...ALTHOUGH SUSTAINED NWLY
   WIND SPEEDS AND GUSTS WILL LIKELY BE STRONGER. THUS...IT APPEARS
   THAT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE ELEVATED...BUT NOT QUITE
   CRITICAL...ALTHOUGH ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE
   FRONTAL PASSAGE.
   
   ..GARNER.. 09/10/2009
   
   ...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 100710
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0210 AM CDT THU SEP 10 2009
   
   VALID 111200Z - 121200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH IS FORECAST TO BEGIN DIGGING SWD INTO THE
   N-CENTRAL CONUS ON FRIDAY. AN AREA OF SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL
   RESIDE ALONG THE WRN SIDE OF THE UPPER TROUGH...DEVELOPING SWD INTO
   THE CENTRAL ROCKIES. MEANWHILE...AN AXIS OF SURFACE LOW PRESSURE
   WILL BE POSITIONED NORTH TO SOUTH OVER CA. HOT TEMPERATURES AND LOW
   RH VALUES WILL BE PRESENT WITHIN THIS AREA OF LOW PRESSURE...WHILE
   MODEL GUIDANCE HINTS AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF EASTERLY WINDS OVER
   PORTIONS OF SRN CA DUE TO THE SURFACE HIGH LOCATED FARTHER E.
   HOWEVER...STRONG SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS ARE CURRENTLY NOT ANTICIPATED
   WITHIN THE HOT/DRY AIRMASS OVER CA...WHICH SHOULD PRECLUDE CRITICAL
   FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ..GARNER.. 09/10/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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