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FWForward
FWFirmware
FWFaceoffs Won (hockey)
FWFairway Wood (golf club)
FWFocke-Wulf (German aircraft manufacturer)
FWFort Worth (Texas)
FWFirewall
FWFresh Water
FWFireWire (Apple/TI high-speed serial bus; IEEE 1394 standard)
FWFort Wayne (Indiana)
FWFree Will
FWWhite cap (or weather) correction factor
FWFlywheel (automotive)
FWFreeware
FWFifth Wheel
FWFighter Wing
FWForge World (UK)
FWFixed Wing
FWFisheries and Wildlife (academics)
FWFuture Wife
FWFeed Water
FWForsaken World (gaming)
FWFates Warning (band)
FWFull Wave
FWFire Water
FWFeldwebel (German)
FWForest Whitaker (actor)
FWFederal Way (Washington)
FWFlat Washer
FWFormula Weight
FWField Wiring
FWFilament Winding
FWFire Weather
FWFormula Windsurfing
FWFlood Warning (National Weather Service advisory)
FWFats Waller (pianist/composer)
FWFreelance Whales (band)
FWFoul Water (construction drawings)
FWFatwallet.com (website)
FWField Weld
FWFloor Waste (environment)
FWFiscal Week
FWFusion Workstation
FWFederal Works Agency
FWFouls Won (soccer)
FWFoster Wheeler Corporation (boiler manufacturer)
FWFillet Weld (metallurgy)
FWFloquet Wave
FWFlorida Waterfowler (online hunting forum)
FWFlash Welding
FWFree Weezy
FWFeable Weiner (band)
FWFar Westerns (United States Swimming meet)
FWFlutewise (UK)
FWFinnWars (Battlefield 1942 game modification)
FWFrostwolf Graveyard (World of Warcraft battleground slang)
FWFresh Weigh (or whole/wet Weight of plant or animal tissue)
FWField Work Proposal
FWFurniture West, Inc.
FWFlag Writer
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Using these resources, the limitations of traditional fire weather indices and conflicting hypotheses surrounding pyroCb development are examined.
It has been particularly effective in rapid deployment situations such as for fire weather research and has operated reliably in a variety of conditions including Salt Lake City in winter, Black Rock Desert in summer, and in the vicinity of fires.
The spate of thunderstorms may become a "long-lived event" that will merit extending the fire weather watch into next week, the agency added.
Analysis of the current systems of wild fire danger assessment and forest fire weather danger
"We're looking at extreme fire weather this weekend, with 100-degree temperatures that will dry out the grasses in a hurry," he said.
The new supercomputer will enable the Bureau to provide more accurate and localised weather information, such as the location and timing of severe thunderstorms and cyclones, improved timing and direction of wind changes in fire weather, and better flood warnings.
"Over four days and nights we put together and executed a plan to contain a fire that was burning in record dry fuels in steep terrain under extreme fire weather conditions," Gardner said.
"I think we're in this for the long haul," said Paul Werth, fire weather program manager at the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center.
Central Oregon, which lost 20 homes in forest fires last year, again is primed for a busy season, said Paul Werth, fire weather program manager for the federal Northwest Interagency Coordination Center in Portland.
"In my 11 years of fire weather forecasting I have never seen fuel conditions this dry on the west side of the Cascades," said Jim Prange, a meteorologist with the weather service in Seattle.
"This year, a combination of ignition and fire weather made the fires numerous and difficult to deal with.