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Day 3-8 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0345 PM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017

Valid 251200Z - 311200Z

A strong upper ridge is expected to build across much of the western
CONUS beginning on D3/Friday and persisting through at least the
middle of next week. Temperatures will gradually increase under this
expansive ridge with temperatures reaching 15 to 20 degrees
above-average across portions of the northern Great Basin and
Pacific Northwest as early as D5/Sunday. Winds are expected to be
light throughout the period but these very warm temperatures will
contribute to many areas west of the Rockies experiencing RH values
below 15% for subsequent afternoons. Poor overnight RH recovery is
also possible, particularly across higher elevations. The lack of
stronger winds will preclude critical fire weather conditions but
the very warm and unstable airmass across the region will create
conditions favorable for growth of existing fires, particularly
across the Pacific Northwest, northern Great Basin, and northern
Rockies.

..Mosier.. 08/23/2017

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...

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