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FNUS28 KWNS 232053
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DAY 3-8 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0352 PM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

VALID 251200Z - 311200Z

THROUGH MUCH OF THE UPCOMING WEEK...RELATIVELY ZONAL MID-LEVEL FLOW
WILL ESTABLISH ACROSS THE NORTHERN CONUS...WHILE RIDGING/WEAK FLOW
DOMINATES MUCH OF THE SOUTHERN CONUS. RIDGING WILL GRADUALLY BUILD
OVER THE GREAT BASIN DURING THE WEEK...AS SUBTLE SHORTWAVE TROUGHS
TRANSIT THE NORTHWESTERN CONUS...LEADING TO OCCASIONAL BREEZY
CONDITIONS THROUGH GAPS/TERRAIN-FAVORED LOCATIONS OF THE PACIFIC
NORTHWEST. OTHERWISE...WARM/DRY CONDITIONS WILL ENVELOP MUCH OF THE
WEST...KEEPING FUELS DRY IN MANY LOCATIONS. HOWEVER...ANY BREEZY
CONDITIONS SHOULD GENERALLY BE LOCALIZED/TERRAIN-DRIVEN OR CONFINED
TO DESERT AREAS...KEEPING THE POTENTIAL FOR CRITICAL CONCERNS LOW.

TOWARDS THE END OF THE PERIOD /NEXT WEEKEND/...GUIDANCE INDICATES
SOME POTENTIAL FOR WEAKENING/BREAKDOWN OF THE RIDGE ACROSS THE
NORTHWEST...WITH A SLIGHT SURGE OF MID-LEVEL MOISTURE NORTHWARD
ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN. SUCH A SCENARIO WOULD LEAD TO A GRADUAL
UPTICK IN LOW RH/WIND AND DRY-THUNDER CONCERNS ACROSS PARTS OF THE
NORTHERN GREAT BASIN...PACIFIC NORTHWEST...AND NORTHERN ROCKIES.
HOWEVER...LARGE UNCERTAINTIES WITH THE TIMING OF SUCH A PATTERN
EVOLUTION PRECLUDE PROBABILISTIC AREAS AT THIS TIME.

..PICCA.. 07/23/2016

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

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