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Sep 3, 2015 Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Thu Sep 3 09:30:03 UTC 2015 (Print Version | 20150903 0700Z Day 2 FireWX shapefile | 20150903 0700Z Day 2 FireWX KML)
Day 2 Fire
 Population  Cities/Towns  CWAs  Interstates  Counties  FEMA Regions  Day 2 Surface Analysis

Risk Area (sq. mi.) Area Pop. Some Larger Population Centers in Risk Area
Critical 59,454 1,941,628 Las Vegas, NV...Henderson, NV...Paradise, NV...Sunrise Manor, NV...North Las Vegas, NV...
   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 030925

   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0425 AM CDT THU SEP 03 2015

   VALID 041200Z - 051200Z

   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF ERN/CNTRL/SRN NV AND
   WRN UT...

   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A MID-LEVEL SPEED MAXIMUM IS FORECAST TO ROTATE AROUND THE BASE OF
   AN UPPER TROUGH CENTERED OVER THE WRN CONUS ON D2/FRI. THIS UPPER
   TROUGH SHOULD MAKE A SLIGHT EWD PROGRESSION THROUGH THE PERIOD...
   WHILE BROAD RIDGING OVER THE CNTRL/ERN CONUS ALSO MOVES EWD. AHEAD
   OF THE UPPER TROUGH...AN AREA OF SFC LOW PRESSURE WILL LIKELY DEEPEN
   THROUGH FRI EVENING ACROSS NRN PORTIONS OF THE GREAT BASIN. AN AREA
   OF HIGH PRESSURE AT THE SFC SHOULD REMAIN OVER WRN CO AND PORTIONS
   OF THE DESERT SOUTHWEST.

   ...PORTIONS OF THE GREAT BASIN...
   ENHANCED MID-LEVEL WINDS AND AN INCREASING SFC PRESSURE GRADIENT
   WILL SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF STRONG/GUSTY SFC WINDS ACROSS MUCH
   OF THE GREAT BASIN ON D2/FRI...AND CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
   SHOULD OCCUR FROM ERN/CNTRL/SRN NV NEWD INTO PORTIONS OF WRN UT FRI
   AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ACROSS THIS REGION...STRONG WINDS OF 20-30
   MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS LIKELY...AND RH VALUES RANGING FROM 8-15
   PERCENT IN THE PRESENCE OF DRY FUELS SUPPORT THE CRITICAL AREA.
   SLIGHTLY WEAKER WINDS AND/OR RH VALUES ABOVE CRITICAL LEVELS WILL
   SUPPORT ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS A LARGER PORTION OF
   THE GREAT BASIN...INCLUDING PARTS OF WRN NV AND SERN ID. ACROSS WRN
   NV...THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR CRITICAL THRESHOLDS TO BE MET PER
   00Z GFS...BUT AFTER COORDINATION WITH THE FORECAST OFFICE IN RENO
   NV...THERE IS TOO MUCH UNCERTAINTY IN WHETHER ENHANCED WLY MID-LEVEL
   WINDS CAN REACH THE SFC TO INCLUDE WRN NV IN A CRITICAL DESIGNATION
   AT THIS TIME.

   ..GLEASON.. 09/03/2015

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

   CLICK FOR DAY 2 FIREWX AREAL OUTLINE PRODUCT (KWNSPFWFD2)

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