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Day 3-8 Fire Weather Outlook Issued on Apr 22, 2014
Updated: Tue Apr 22 19:42:03 UTC 2014  (Print Version)
Note: Fire weather probabilistic information in MS-Word or PDF.
Note: Starting June 25, 2013, the SPC will issue Experimental Dry Thunderstorm Fire Weather Outlooks for Days 4 through 8 with individual web graphics. Mouse over or click on the tabs above the graphic to view daily Day 3-8 Fire Weather Categorical Outlooks (D3-8 FW Categorical). Scalloped areas (in Day3-8 graphics)/dashed areas (in individual day graphics) will indicate areas where the combination of numerous cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, generally less than one-tenth inch of rain and dry fuels are forecast. Please read the Product Description Document (PDD), Public Information Notice (PNS), and provide feedback using this link: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=DTFWO. The experiment will end on July 30, 2013 and a decision will be made whether to proceed with testing, revise the test, or continue on the path to operational production.
Note: Starting on June 5, 2012 to January 30, 2013, SPC will issue Experimental Probabilistic Fire Weather Dry Thunder and Strong Wind Outlooks for Day 3 to 8 with individual web graphics. Mouse over or click on the tabs above the graphic to view daily Probabilistic Dry Thunder (DryT) and Strong Wind (Wind) Fire Weather Outlooks. Please read the Product Description Document (PDD) and provide feedback using this link: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=spc38firewx.
D3-8 FW Categorical D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8
Prob. DryT/LowRH/Wind D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8
Population Cities CWAs Interstates Counties FEMA Regions

Risk Area (sq. mi.) Area Pop. Some Larger Population Centers in Risk Area
D4 23,531 852,168 Henderson, NV...St. George, UT...Lake Havasu City, AZ...Dolan Springs, AZ...
D5 105,492 1,803,496 El Paso, TX...Amarillo, TX...Roswell, NM...Alamogordo, NM...Clovis, NM...
D6 80,894 1,514,904 Lubbock, TX...Amarillo, TX...Midland, TX...Odessa, TX...Roswell, NM...
D3Thu, Apr 24, 2014 - Fri, Apr 25, 2014 D6Sun, Apr 27, 2014 - Mon, Apr 28, 2014
D4Fri, Apr 25, 2014 - Sat, Apr 26, 2014 D7Mon, Apr 28, 2014 - Tue, Apr 29, 2014
D5Sat, Apr 26, 2014 - Sun, Apr 27, 2014 D8Tue, Apr 29, 2014 - Wed, Apr 30, 2014
(All days are valid from 12 UTC - 12 UTC)
   ZCZC SPCFWDD38 ALL
   FNUS28 KWNS 221940

   DAY 3-8 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0240 PM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

   VALID 241200Z - 301200Z

   --AN ACTIVE METEOROLOGICAL FIRE WEATHER PATTERN FEATURING WIDESPREAD
   STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL LIKELY DEVELOP AND
   AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE SWRN CONUS FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.--
     
   A POWERFUL UPPER JET OVER THE ERN PACIFIC WILL EVOLVE INTO A HIGHLY
   AMPLIFIED TROUGH/CLOSED CIRCULATION AS IT MOVES ACROSS THE WEST
   COAST STATES ON FRIDAY AND INTO THE PLAINS BY EARLY SUNDAY. A HIGH
   CONFIDENCE MULTI-DAY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT WILL LIKELY FIRST
   DEVELOP OVER PORTIONS OF THE CO RIVER VALLEY ON FRIDAY.  CRITICAL
   FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL SHIFT EWD INTO THE SRN ROCKIES/SRN HIGH
   PLAINS AS A MID-LEVEL SPEED MAX MOVES THROUGH THE BASE OF THE TROUGH
   ON SATURDAY.  HIGH-END CRITICAL TO POTENTIALLY EXTREME CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP WITHIN THE CRITICAL AREA OVER ERN NM
   AND PARTS OF W TX.  BY SUNDAY THE FIRE WEATHER THREAT WILL LARGELY
   REMAIN CONFINED TO THE SRN HIGH PLAINS.

   ..SMITH.. 04/22/2014

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

   $$

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