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FNUS28 KWNS 011913
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DAY 3-8 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0212 PM CDT WED OCT 01 2014

VALID 031200Z - 091200Z

FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS DURING THE DAY 3-8 PERIOD WILL REMAIN LOW
EXCEPT ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WHERE OFFSHORE WINDS
AND HOT/DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

THE UPPER TROUGH OVER THE CENTRAL U.S. WILL TRACK EWD TOWARD THE
EASTERN SEABOARD BY SUNDAY/DAY 5. SEVERAL SHORTWAVE IMPULSES
ROTATING THROUGH LARGER-SCALE FLOW WILL MAINTAIN THE TROUGH OVER THE
EAST. ACROSS THE WEST...AN AMPLIFIED UPPER RIDGE WILL BE MAINTAINED
FOR MOST OF THE PERIOD NEAR THE PACIFIC COAST. THIS WILL LEAD TO AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS MUCH OF
CALIFORNIA INTO PARTS OF THE SOUTHWEST DESERTS. SFC HIGH PRESSURE
OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL RESULT IN A FAVORABLE PRESSURE GRADIENT
ACROSS CALIFORNIA AND OFFSHORE N TO E WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE
WEEKEND. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON FRIDAY/DAY 3 BEFORE THE
PRESSURE GRADIENT BECOMES RATHER WEAK AND WINDS IN TURN DIMINISH BY
SAT/SUN-DAY 4/5. WHILE HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER
DROUGHT-STRICKEN SRN CA THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD...WEAKENING
WINDS WILL LIMIT ANY ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS TO DAY 3/FRI.

..LEITMAN.. 10/01/2014

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




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