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FNUS21 KWNS 290657
FWDDY1

DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0156 AM CDT WED JUL 29 2015

VALID 291200Z - 301200Z

...SYNOPSIS...
A STRONG IMPULSE OVER WESTERN ONTARIO AT THE BEGINNING OF THE
FORECAST PERIOD WILL CONTINUE LIFTING AWAY FROM THE CONUS AND INTO
THE HUDSON BAY AREA THROUGH THE DAY...RELAXING FLOW AT THE SURFACE
AND ALOFT OVER DRY AREAS OF THE WESTERN/NORTHWESTERN CONUS AND
INTERMOUNTAIN NORTHWEST.  A BAND OF ENHANCED WESTERLY MID-LEVEL FLOW
WILL EXIST ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
DURING THE PERIOD AND A SHORTWAVE RIDGE WILL MOVE STEADILY EASTWARD
OVER THE NORTHEASTERN CONUS.  FARTHER SOUTH...A NEARLY STATIONARY
UPPER RIDGE WILL REMAIN ANCHORED OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS...WITH
SOME BUILDING OF THIS RIDGE WESTWARD INTO NEVADA.

...NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SOUTHWESTERN OREGON...
A SURFACE HIGH WILL REMAIN ESTABLISHED OVER THE NORTHERN ROCKIES IN
THE WAKE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED CANADIAN IMPULSE.  THIS
HIGH...COMBINED WITH LOW PRESSURE IN AREAS NEAR THE CALIFORNIA COAST
WILL LEAD TO A STRONG SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT YIELDING GUSTY WINDS
PRIMARILY IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND PASSES EARLY WEDNESDAY.
OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN POOR...AND FUELS REMAIN
DRY GIVEN PERSISTENT DROUGHT ACROSS THE REGION.  AN ELEVATED FIRE
WEATHER DELINEATION HAS BEEN RETAINED TO ADDRESS THIS THREAT.

..COOK.. 07/29/2015

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




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