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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 201630

   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1130 AM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

   VALID 201700Z - 211200Z

   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...

   NO CHANGES ARE NEEDED TO THE PRIOR FORECAST.

   ..SMITH.. 04/20/2014

   .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0238 AM CDT SUN APR 20 2014/

   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A SLOW-MOVING SRN-STREAM UPPER LOW WILL PROGRESS EWD ACROSS THE SRN
   PLAINS...ALLOWING FOR MODIFIED GULF AIR TO RETURN NWD INTO THE
   UPPER-MS AND MID-MO VALLEYS. WEAK WLYS ALOFT WILL BE IN PLACE ACROSS
   THE SRN HALF OF THE CONUS...AND SHOULD GENERALLY TRANSLATE TO WEAK
   LOW-LEVEL FLOW AND MINIMAL FIRE WEATHER POTENTIAL. NRN STREAM WILL
   REMAIN MORE ACTIVE NEAR THE U.S.-CANADIAN BORDER...AS A COMPACT
   SHORTWAVE TROUGH PROGRESSES EWD ACROSS THE NRN PLAINS. AN ASSOCIATED
   COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP EWD THROUGH THE WRN DAKOTAS...WITH STRONG
   DOWNSLOPE WINDS DEVELOPING IN ITS WAKE.

   ...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 201631

   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1131 AM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

   VALID 211200Z - 221200Z

   NO APPRECIABLE CHANGE FOR CNTRL NV EXCEPT THE FORECAST MINIMUM RH
   MAY SLIGHTLY BE HIGHER THAN PREVIOUSLY STATED.  FORECAST SOUNDINGS
   OVER SRN NV SHOW RH FALLING INTO THE 10-15 PERCENT RANGE BUT FARTHER
   N IN S-CNTRL NV...VALUES MAY ONLY FALL INTO THE 12-18 PERCENT RANGE.
   ON THE NRN PERIPHERY OF THE ELEVATED AREA...RH MAY ONLY FALL TO
   AROUND 15 PERCENT BRIEFLY AND GENERALLY RANGE IN THE 15-20 PERCENT
   RANGE PER FORECAST SOUNDINGS.  NONETHELESS...ELEVATED CONDITIONS ARE
   PROBABLE WHERE FUELS ARE RECEPTIVE TO FIRE SPREAD.

   ..SMITH.. 04/20/2014

   .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0241 AM CDT SUN APR 20 2014/

   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LOW-AMPLITUDE LARGE-SCALE PATTERN WILL INITIALLY BE IN PLACE
   ACROSS MOST OF THE CONUS...AS STRONGER BELT OF NRN-STREAM WLYS
   REMAINS CONFINED TO THE NRN TIER. A PACIFIC UPPER TROUGH WILL
   AMPLIFY SIGNIFICANTLY THROUGH THE PERIOD AND SHIFT ONSHORE BY 12Z
   TUE MORNING. AT THE SFC...LOW PRESSURE WILL DEEPEN OVER THE
   INTER-MOUNTAIN WEST...FOSTERING AN INCREASE IN SWLY WINDS ACROSS THE
   WRN GREAT BASIN. A COLD FRONT EXTENDING FROM THE TX RIO GRANDE
   VALLEY NEWD INTO THE GREAT LAKES WILL PROGRESS EWD...WITH
   POST-FRONTAL HIGH PRESSURE ENCOMPASSING MOST OF THE GREAT PLAINS.

   ...CNTRL NV...
   A MODEST INCREASE IN SWLY FLOW WILL OCCUR IN RESPONSE TO A
   TIGHTENING SFC PRESSURE GRADIENT...SUPPORTING SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS
   NEAR 20 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON. FORECAST MODEL SOUNDINGS DEPICT A
   DRY AND WELL-MIXED BOUNDARY LAYER...WHICH IS LIKELY TO YIELD RH
   VALUES AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT. THESE CONDITIONS WILL BE SUPPORTIVE OF
   AN ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER THREAT.

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

      

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