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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 170646
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   400 AM CDT THU OCT 17 2002
     
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWE98 KWNS
   VALID 171200-181200
     
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   THE UPPER RIDGE OVER THE PACIFIC COAST WILL WEAKEN TODAY...AS AN
   UPPER TROUGH IMPINGES UPON IT FROM THE W.  THIS WILL RESULT IN
   SLIGHTLY COOLER TEMPERATURES...ALTHOUGH RH VALUES WILL REMAIN LOW
   THROUGHOUT THE NWRN U.S.  VERY DRY AIR WILL REMAIN OVER THE GREAT
   BASIN AS WELL...BUT WINDS WILL REMAIN LIGHT.  WETTING RAINS WILL
   OCCUR OVER MUCH OF AZ INTO NM.  FURTHER E...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE
   SITUATED OVER THE SRN MS VALLEY...WHICH WILL MAKE FOR MARGINALLY
   LOW RH AND LIGHT WINDS.
   
   ...MT INTO NRN WY...
   SLIGHTLY ENHANCED FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS TODAY ALTHOUGH FIRE DANGERS
   WILL NOT BE HIGH.  NWLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15-25 MPH WITH
   HIGHER GUSTS THIS AFTERNOON UNDERNEATH STRONG NWLY UPPER JET.  AS
   TEMPERATURES RISE INTO THE 60S F...MIN RH WILL DROP INTO THE 20-30
   PERCENT RANGE.  RH WILL RECOVER QUICKLY BY EVENING AND WINDS WILL
   DECREASE.  
   
   ..JEWELL.. 10/17/02
     
   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 170712
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   500 AM CDT THU OCT 17 2002
     
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWI98 KWNS
   VALID 181200-191200
     
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE MINIMAL ON FRIDAY.  DRY AIR WILL
   REMAIN ACROSS THE PACIFIC NW AND GREAT BASIN...UNDERNEATH WEAK
   UPPER RIDGE.  WINDS WILL BE ONSHORE ALONG THE WA/OREGON
   COASTS...AND LIGHT INLAND.  AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE SWD
   INTO THE NRN AND CENTRAL PLAINS...BRINGING BRISK NWLY WINDS AND
   COOL TEMPERATURES.  A DRY AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL ALSO BE
   LOCATED OVER THE SERN U.S...WHERE RH LEVELS WILL BE LOW DURING THE
   AFTERNOON...BUT WINDS WILL BE LIGHT.  MEANWHILE...A STORM SYSTEM
   WILL DEVELOP AND MOVE EWD OUT OF NM AND INTO THE SRN
   PLAINS...BRINGING SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION.  
   
   ...EXTREME SRN GA...NRN FL...
   THERE MAY BE A SMALL AREA OF CONCERN ON FRIDAY ALONG THE GA/FL
   BORDER SWD INTO N FL...WHERE RELATIVELY LITTLE RAIN HAS FALLEN
   DURING THE PAST WEEK.  HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP WINDS LIGHT...BUT
   AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES OF 70-80 F WILL ALLOW RH LEVELS TO DROP INTO
   THE 25-35 PERCENT RANGE.  
   
   ..JEWELL.. 10/17/02
      
   SPC FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE
     
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