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FNUS28 KWNS 202129
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DAY 3-8 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0429 PM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

VALID 221200Z - 281200Z

--AN ACTIVE METEOROLOGICAL FIRE WEATHER PATTERN FEATURING WIDESPREAD
STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL LIKELY DEVELOP AND
AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE SWRN CONUS THIS WEEK AND INTO NEXT WEEKEND.--

A POTENT MID-LEVEL TROUGH OVER THE WRN STATES ON TUESDAY WILL
PROGRESS EWD TO THE MID AND UPPER MS RIVER VALLEY BY THURSDAY.  LOW-
TO MID-TROPOSPHERIC FLOW WILL STRENGTHEN ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF
THE DESERT SW/SRN GREAT BASIN ON TUESDAY AND SHIFT EWD INTO THE SRN
ROCKIES AND CNTRL AND SRN HIGH PLAINS BY WEDNESDAY.  AN ANTECEDENTLY
DRY AIRMASS OVER THE SWRN CONUS WILL LIKELY PROVE FAVORABLE FOR
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WHERE FUELS ARE RECEPTIVE.  BY LATE
THIS WORK WEEK AND INTO THIS WEEKEND...A MORE AMPLIFIED MID-LEVEL
TROUGH IS FORECAST BY ENSEMBLE MODEL DATA TO MOVE INTO THE WEST
COAST STATES AND THEN PROCEED EWD TOWARDS THE CNTRL ROCKIES BY LATE
NEXT WEEKEND.  STRONG WINDS/LOW RH ARE AGAIN EXPECTED ACROSS A LARGE
PORTION OF THE SWRN CONUS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THIS MID-LEVEL WAVE.

..SMITH.. 04/20/2014

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




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