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Aug 28, 2014 Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Thu Aug 28 16:23:02 UTC 2014 (Print Version | 20140828 2000Z Day 2 FireWX shapefile | 20140828 2000Z Day 2 FireWX KML)
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No Risk Areas Forecast
   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 281621

   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1121 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

   VALID 291200Z - 301200Z

   NO CHANGE IS NEEDED TO THE PREVIOUS FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK.

   ..SMITH.. 08/28/2014

   .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0314 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014/

   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A TRANSITION TOWARDS A MORE PROGRESSIVE LARGE-SCALE PATTERN WILL
   OCCUR. A SERIES OF SHORTWAVE UPPER TROUGHS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE NRN
   LATITUDES OF THE CONUS...THE STRONGEST OF WHICH WILL AFFECT THE PAC
   NW...AIDING IN A MODEST INCREASE IN SFC WINDS ACROSS PARTS OF
   WA/ORE. MEANWHILE...DRIER AIR WILL ENCOMPASS MUCH OF THE WRN CONUS
   GIVEN PREDOMINANTLY WLY FLOW IN PLACE...WITH TSTM POTENTIAL LIMITED
   PRIMARILY TO THE INTER-MOUNTAIN WEST.

   ...PARTS OF N-CNTRL ORE AND S-CNTRL WA...
   LARGE-SCALE PRESSURE FALLS OVER THE GREAT BASIN/INTER-MOUNTAIN WEST
   WILL LEAD TO AN ENHANCED SFC PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS WA/ORE AND
   SLIGHTLY STRONGER WINDS THAN THU/D1...WITH SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 15-20
   MPH /LOCALLY STRONGER/ FORECAST TO OCCUR. WITH A STRONGER ONSHORE
   COMPONENT...MARINE INFLUENCE SHOULD EXTEND FARTHER INLAND THAN
   THU/D1...BUT THE BOUNDARY LAYER IS FORECAST TO REMAIN SUFFICIENTLY
   DRY ACROSS MOST OF THE COLUMBIA BASIN TO YIELD RH VALUES IN THE
   LOW-MID 20S...WITH CONDITIONS LOCALLY APPROACHING CRITICAL
   THRESHOLDS.

   ...NWRN NV...
   A GRADUAL INCREASE IN LOW-MIDLEVEL FLOW ON THE SRN PERIPHERY OF THE
   PAC NW UPPER TROUGH WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE NRN SIERRA INTO THE WRN
   GREAT BASIN. SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 15 MPH /LOCALLY STRONGER/ WILL BE
   POSSIBLE...ALONG WITH ENHANCED DRYING VIA DOWNSLOPE EFFECTS
   CONTRIBUTING TO MIN RH VALUES NEAR 15 PERCENT. ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER
   POTENTIAL APPEARS TO BE TOO LOCALIZED/BRIEF TO WARRANT NECESSARY
   HIGHLIGHTS ATTM.

   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...

   CLICK FOR DAY 2 FIREWX AREAL OUTLINE PRODUCT (KWNSPFWFD2)

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