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FNUS21 KWNS 240845
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DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0345 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014

VALID 241200Z - 251200Z

...NO CRITICAL AREAS...

...SYNOPSIS...
AN UPPER-LEVEL RIDGE OVER THE WRN CONUS WILL AMPLIFY TODAY AS IT
SHIFTS EWD TOWARD THE ROCKIES WHILE A DOWNSTREAM TROUGH WILL
APPROACH THE EAST COAST.  AT THE SURFACE...HIGH PRESSURE WILL
DOMINATE CONDITIONS OVER MOST OF THE CONUS WHILE LOW-PRESSURE
SYSTEMS MOVE EWD ACROSS CENTRAL CANADA AND TOWARD THE WEST COAST.

A RELATIVELY DRY AIRMASS WILL BE IN PLACE TODAY OVER MUCH OF THE
SOUTHWEST...CENTRAL GREAT BASIN...AND CENTRAL ROCKIES.
HOWEVER...THE LACK OF A STRONG SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE
REGION WILL LIMIT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS AND THE OVERALL FIRE-WEATHER
POTENTIAL.  NEVERTHELESS...LOCALLY ELEVATED CONDITIONS WILL BE
POSSIBLE ACROSS WCNTRL/CNTRL NV WHERE RH VALUES MAY FALL BELOW 15
PERCENT WITH WIND GUSTS EXCEEDING 20 MPH...ESPECIALLY IN FAVORED
DOWNSLOPE LOCATIONS.

..JIRAK.. 10/24/2014

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




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