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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 160819
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   320 AM CDT FRI AUG 16 2002
     
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWE98 KWNS
   VALID 161200-171200
     
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR - NRN ROCKIES AND INTERIOR NW
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
     
   STRONG...DRY COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS THE NRN ROCKIES TODAY IN
   ASSOCIATION WITH A VIGOROUS UPPER TROUGH.  INCREASED WEST TO NW
   FLOW ALOFT WILL TRANSLATE WINDY CONDITIONS TO THE SURFACE.  LITTLE
   OR NO PRECIPITATION SHOULD OCCUR ALONG THE FRONTAL PASSAGE AND
   ALLOW SEVERE FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO REMAIN.  BEHIND THIS
   FRONT...EXPECT A BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE TO TIGHTEN GRADIENTS AT THE
   SURFACE...ALLOWING BREEZY CONDITIONS TO REMAIN.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - ERN WA/NW ORE/MUCH OF ID/WY/ERN
   ID/NERN UT/NRN CO/WRN NE/SWRN SD...
     
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: EXTREME DROUGHT/HIGH FIRE DANGER/STRONG
   WINDS/LOW RH
   
   EXPECT A DRY COLD FRONT TO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA BY THE MIDDLE OF
   THE AFTERNOON TODAY.  TEMPERATURES AHEAD OF THE FRONT ARE EXPECTED
   TO BE IN THE UPPER 80S TO LOW 90S WITH RH VALUES DROPPING TO 5-10
   PERCENT DURING MAXIMUM INSOLATION.  WINDS SHOULD INCREASE FROM THE
   SOUTH TO SW BETWEEN 15-25 MPH WITH STRONGER GUSTS ALONG HIGHER
   TERRAIN.  EXPECT THESE WINDS TO SHIFT TO THE NW AT 25-40 MPH
   IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FRONTAL PASSAGE...CONTRIBUTED BY STRONG COLD
   AIR ADVECTION...DECENT MIXING NEAR THE SURFACE AND A TIGHTENED
   PRESSURE GRADIENT.  WINDS...HOWEVER SHOULD SLOWLY DIMINISH AFTER
   MIDNIGHT.  THESE CONDITIONS...COUPLED WITH A SEVERE DROUGHT AND
   HIGH FIRE DANGERS WILL PROMPT A CRITICAL AREA FOR TODAY.         
   
   ..CUPO.. 08/16/02
     
   SPC FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE
   
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Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 160822
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   325 AM CDT FRI AUG 16 2002
     
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWI98 KWNS
   VALID 171200-181200
   
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
     
   VIGOROUS MID-LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL ADVANCE TOWARDS THE
   GREAT LAKES REGION BY THE END OF THE DAY 2 PERIOD.  ASSOCIATED
   FRONTAL BOUNDARY SHOULD EXTEND FROM LOWER MI THROUGH WRN KS. 
   EXPECT WINDY CONDITIONS TO EXIST ALONG THE COLD FRONT AND BE OF
   MOST SERIOUS CONCERN ACROSS THE HIGH PLAINS OF KS AND ERN PLAINS OF
   CO WHERE LONG-TERM PRECIPITATION HAS BEEN AT A MINIMUM.  
   
   ...WRN KS/OK PANHANDLE/ERN CO...
   
   EXPECT THE STRONGEST WINDS TO OCCUR AFTER SUNRISE AS COLD FRONT
   ADVANCES ACROSS THE AREA.  WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN 15-25
   MPH...BUT SHOULD DECREASE BY AFTERNOON.  RH VALUES SHOULD BE
   BETWEEN 15-20 PERCENT DURING THE TIME OF MAXIMUM WINDS.   
   
   ..CUPO.. 08/16/02
      
   SPC FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE
     
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