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FNUS22 KWNS 231657
FWDDY2

DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1156 AM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014

VALID 241200Z - 251200Z

..NE CA...NW NV...SE ORE...FAR SW ID...
ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE STILL EXPECTED OVER THE REGION
AS STRONG SWLY FLOW ALOFT AHEAD OF A SLOWLY APPROACHING UPPER TROUGH
SPREADS OVER THE AREA. LOW RH VALUES MAY BE DISPLACED FARTHER E THAN
D1/TUE AS CLOUDY CONDITIONS KEEP AREAS FARTHER W /I.E. OVER S-CNTRL
ORE AND NE CA/ COOLER. HOWEVER..THE STRONGEST WIND SPEEDS /SUSTAINED
SWLY APPROACHING 25 MPH/ ARE EXPECTED OVER THESE AREAS WITH SLIGHTLY
SLOWER WINDS FARTHER E. STILL...WIND SPEEDS WILL BE HIGH ENOUGH AND
RH VALUE LOW ENOUGH TO SUPPORT ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
ONLY CHANGE TO THE PREVIOUS OUTLOOK WAS TO EXTEND THE ELEVATED AREA
FARTHER S ALONG THE ERN SLOPES OF THE CASCADES TOWARDS LAKE TAHOE
WHERE POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED AND WIND GUSTS COULD TOP
25 MPH.

..MOSIER.. 09/23/2014

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0352 AM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014/

...SYNOPSIS...
STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY MID-/UPPER-LEVEL FLOW WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE
PACIFIC NORTHWEST AS A STRONG TROUGH SLOWLY MOVES EAST ACROSS THE
NORTHEAST PACIFIC OCEAN. AT THE SURFACE...STRONG HIGH WILL CONTINUE
TO MOVE EAST...OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST...AS A WEAK LOW DEVELOPS
ACROSS SOUTHEAST OREGON TOWARD THE END OF THE FORECAST
PERIOD...BEFORE QUICKLY LIFTING NORTHEAST INTO WESTERN MONTANA JUST
AFTER THE PERIOD.

...NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA...SOUTHEAST OREGON...NORTHWEST NEVADA...AND
FAR SOUTHWEST IDAHO...
DEEP SOUTHWESTERLY MID-/UPPER-LEVEL FLOW WILL PERSIST ATOP A
WARMING/DRYING BOUNDARY LAYER. LOCALIZED MINIMUM RELATIVE-HUMIDITY
VALUES MAY BE SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN PREVIOUS DAYS -- AND SURFACE-WIND
SPEEDS SLIGHTLY HIGHER -- RESULTING IN ANOTHER DAY OF ELEVATED TO
LOCALLY NEAR-CRITICAL FIRE-WEATHER CONDITIONS. THE STRONGEST SURFACE
WINDS AND LOWEST RELATIVE-HUMIDITY VALUES SHOULD REMAIN DISPLACED IN
SPACE AND TIME...KEEPING THE OVERALL THREAT BELOW CRITICAL
THRESHOLDS.

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




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