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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic
Risk Area (sq. mi.) Area Pop. Some Larger Population Centers in Risk Area
No Risk Areas Forecast

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 281627

   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1027 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

   VALID 281700Z - 011200Z

   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...

   NO CHANGES...SEE PREVIOUS DISCUSSION BELOW.

   ..DEAN.. 02/28/2015

   .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0318 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015/

   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A SHORTWAVE TROUGH CENTERED OVER ORE/NRN CA EARLY THIS MORNING WILL
   AMPLIFY AS IT MOVES SLOWLY SWD...WHILE GENERALLY WLY TO SWLY FLOW
   ALOFT PREVAILS OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE CONUS. AT THE SFC...A
   PRESSURE GRADIENT EXISTS BETWEEN A LOW OVER THE GREAT BASIN AND A
   LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE OHIO VALLEY. THIS GRADIENT WILL
   PROMOTE SLY/SWLY WINDS OF 10-20 MPH AND ASSOCIATED DOWNSLOPE
   WARMING/DRYING THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS FAR W TX AND A SMALL PORTION OF
   S-CNTRL NM NEAR THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER. A MARGINAL REDUCTION IN RH
   SHOULD OCCUR ACROSS THIS REGION FOR A FEW HOURS THIS AFTERNOON AS
   TEMPERATURES AT LOWER ELEVATIONS WARM INTO THE 60S. HOWEVER...FUELS
   REMAIN UNRECEPTIVE OWING TO ANTECEDENT PRECIPITATION...AND RH VALUES
   ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE CRITICAL THRESHOLDS. THEREFORE...NO
   ELEVATED AREA IS NEEDED FOR FAR W TX/S-CNTRL NM. ELSEWHERE ACROSS
   THE CONUS...FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE MINIMAL AS A COMBINATION
   OF STRONG WINDS AND CRITICALLY LOWERED RH IS NOT EXPECTED.

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

      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic
Risk Area (sq. mi.) Area Pop. Some Larger Population Centers in Risk Area
No Risk Areas Forecast

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 281627

   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1027 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

   VALID 011200Z - 021200Z

   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...

   NO CHANGES...SEE PREVIOUS DISCUSSION BELOW.

   ..DEAN.. 02/28/2015

   .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0319 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015/

   ...SYNOPSIS...
   SWLY FLOW ALOFT DOWNSTREAM FROM A SHORTWAVE TROUGH OVER CA/NV WILL
   CONTINUE ACROSS SRN NM AND FAR W TX ON D2/SUN. A SFC HIGH ALONG THE
   E COAST WILL SHIFT EWD THROUGH THE DAY...WHILE ANOTHER BROAD AREA OF
   HIGH PRESSURE MOVES SEWD FROM MT/WY ACROSS THE NRN/CNTRL PLAINS BY
   SUN EVENING. A WEAK SFC LOW SHOULD BE IN PLACE ACROSS SRN AZ AND
   ADJACENT AREAS OF NRN MEXICO SUN MORNING TO THE S OF THE UPPER
   TROUGH. THE RESULTANT MODEST PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN THIS SLOWLY
   DEEPENING LOW AND HIGH PRESSURE APPROACHING FROM THE PLAINS WILL
   LIKELY INDUCE SWLY LOW-LEVEL FLOW ACROSS PORTIONS OF SRN NM AND FAR
   W TX SUN AFTERNOON. ASSOCIATED DOWNSLOPE WARMING/DRYING WILL
   CONTRIBUTE TO LOWERED RH VALUES FOR A FEW HOURS. HOWEVER...FUELS ARE
   FORECAST TO REMAIN UNRECEPTIVE ACROSS THIS REGION...AND WITH ONLY
   MARGINALLY ELEVATED WIND SPEEDS EXPECTED...NO AREAS HAVE BEEN
   DELINEATED FOR SRN NM/FAR W TX.

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

      

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