Storm Prediction Center
Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 080636
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   400 AM CDT TUE OCT 08 2002
     
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWE98 KWNS
   VALID 081200-091200
     
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   AMIDST FASTER MID-UPPER LVL FLOW...A SRN CANADIAN SHORTWAVE IMPULSE
   WILL TRAVERSE THE UPPER LAKES REGION TODAY WHILE THE NRN MEXICAN
   MID-UPPER LVL TROUGH HEADS SLOWLY NEWD INTO WRN TX BY 09/12Z.
   PLENTY OF RAINFALL SHOULD BE EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF TX INTO
   OKLAHOMA TODAY AS WELL AS IN PORTIONS OF THE CAROLINAS WITH AN
   INCREASING ONSHORE FLOW REGIME. OUT WEST...WEAK RIDGING IN THE ERN
   PACIFIC/WRN COASTAL REGIONS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD WILL
   WEAKEN TODAY AS THE ERN PACIFIC HIGH RETROGRADES OUT AHEAD OF THE
   NEXT SHORTWAVE TROUGH EXPECTED ONSHORE IN THE PAC NW ON THURSDAY.
   DESPITE THE CONTINUATION OF A PERSISTENT THERMAL TROUGH...
   INCREASING ONSHORE FLOW TODAY WILL HELP DIMINISH ANY MAJOR FIRE WX
   CONCERNS IN THE NRN CA/SRN ORE REGION. MUCH LIGHTER WINDS AND
   BETTER RH RECOVERIES WILL BE INDICATIONS OF THE WEAKENING THERMAL
   TROUGH AND EFFECTS OF THE INCREASING ONSHORE FLOW TODAY. THE
   REMAINDER OF THE WEST WILL EXPERIENCE RATHER WEAK LARGE-SCALE WINDS
   PRECLUDING ANY MAJOR FIRE WX CONCERNS THRU THE DAY ONE PERIOD. 
   
   ..NADEN.. 10/08/02
     
   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 080720
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   500 AM CDT TUE OCT 08 2002
     
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWI98 KWNS
   ATLINE.7
     
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   LARGE-SCALE PATTERN IS TO BECOME GRADUALLY MORE PROGRESSIVE DURING
   THE DAY TWO PERIOD AS AN INTENSE SHORTWAVE IMPULSE IS PROGGED TO
   ARRIVE INTO THE PAC NW AROUND 10/12Z. ELSEWHERE...ERN LAKES
   SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL QUICKLY ADVANCE EWD INTO CANADA WHILE
   STUBBORN WRN TX MID-UPPER LVL LOW WILL HEAD SLOWLY EWD TOWARDS THE
   LOWER MS VALLEY SPREADING COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL ACROSS ERN
   TX/OK/AND ARK. EFFECTS FROM APPROACHING ERN PACIFIC SHORTWAVE WILL
   ADVANCE INLAND BY 10/00Z AS COOLER TEMPERATURES AND VERY STRONG
   WNWLY FLOW WILL BEGIN TO OVERSPREAD THE REGION. BY 10/12Z...A COLD
   FRONT IS PROGGED TO STRETCH FROM WRN MT...WSWWD THRU NCNTRL
   ID...INTO NCNTRL ORE WITH VERY STRONG WLY FLOW EXPECTED EWD THRU
   THE NRN ROCKIES INTO ERN MT. OVERALL...FIRE WX CONCERNS ARE
   EXPECTED TO BE RATHER MINIMAL DESPITE THE ANTICIPATED STRENGTH OF
   THE APPROACHING SHORTWAVE TROUGH AS WINDS AND TEMPERATURES IN THE
   WEST AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM SHOULD NOT BE EXTREME.  
   
   ..NADEN.. 10/08/02
      
   SPC FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE
     
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