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DAY 3-8 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0340 PM CDT FRI AUG 22 2014

VALID 241200Z - 301200Z

AN UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH OVER THE WRN CONUS WILL BE REINFORCED ON
SUNDAY /D3/ BY A JET MAX MOVING IN FROM THE NORTH BEFORE EVENTUALLY
SHIFTING EWD TOWARD THE PLAINS ON MONDAY /D4/ AND TUESDAY /D5/.
WHILE THE MODELS/ENSEMBLES DIFFER IN THE EWD PROGRESSION OF THE
TROUGH...A DRIER AIRMASS IN ITS WAKE WILL LIMIT THE POTENTIAL AND
COVERAGE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER MUCH OF THE WEST THROUGH NEXT WEEK.
IN ADDITION...A GENERAL WARMING AND DRYING TREND WILL OCCUR INTO THE
PACIFIC NORTHWEST AS AN UPPER-LEVEL RIDGE BUILDS OVER THE AREA ON
TUESDAY /D5/.  EVEN WITH THE DRYING TREND...THE POTENTIAL FOR
WIDESPREAD SURFACE WIND SPEEDS AOA 20 MPH APPEARS LOW ACROSS MUCH OF
THE WEST DURING THE EXTENDED PERIOD...LIMITING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONCERNS.

..JIRAK.. 08/22/2014

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




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