Storm Prediction Center
Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 050952
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   400 AM CST TUE NOV 05 2002
     
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWE98 KWNS
   VALID 051200-061200
     
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   A SFC TROUGH EXTENDED FROM THE CNTRL DAKOTAS THROUGH ERN NM AT
   05/0800Z. THIS SYSTEM WILL WEAKEN AS IT MOVES EAST INTO THE OH
   VALLEY/GREAT LAKES BY WEDNESDAY MORNING. ANOTHER STRONGER LOW
   PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE SOUTHEAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE
   SFC LOW WILL LIFT NORTHEAST TODAY AND MOVE INTO THE MID ATLANTIC
   STATES BY TONIGHT. THE UPPER RIDGE IN THE WEST WILL BEGIN TO MOVE
   EAST IN RESPONSE TO AN APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM OFF THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST COAST. 
   
   ...DAKOTAS/ERN WY/NE/KS/WRN OK...
   
   SFC WINDS WILL SHIFT FROM S/SELY TO N/NWLY ACROSS THE CNTRL PLAINS
   TODAY AS THE SFC TROUGH MOVES EAST. WINDS HAVE ALREADY SHIFTED TO
   THE W/NW ACROSS THE DAKOTAS/WRN HIGH PLAINS THIS MORNING...WITH
   OBSERVED SPEEDS OF 10-20 MPH. SFC WINDS WILL INTENSIFY BY
   MIDMORNING ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE WRN/CNTRL PLAINS...INCREASING TO
   20-30 MPH. HIGHER GUSTS TO 40 MPH MAY BE POSSIBLE AS WELL. MINIMUM
   RH VALUES WILL FALL TO AS LOW AS 30-35 PERCENT...ESPECIALLY ACROSS
   THE HIGH PLAINS...BUT TEMPERATURES WILL ONLY RISE INTO THE 40S AND
   50S.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 11/05/02
     
   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 051017
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   500 AM CST TUE NOV 05 2002
     
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWI98 KWNS
   VALID 061200-071200
     
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL EXTEND FROM THE ERN GREAT LAKES THROUGH
   THE LOWER MS RIVER VALLEY ON WEDNESDAY MORNING. AT THE SFC...A COLD
   FRONT WILL BE LOCATED ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST...AND WILL MOVE
   SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES AND INTO THE OH RIVER VALLEY BY
   WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SFC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE CNTRL AND
   SRN PLAINS WEDNESDAY...WHICH WILL RESULT IN DIMINISHING WINDS. THE
   UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL APPROACH THE PACIFIC NW COAST...WHICH
   WILL INCREASE SFC WINDS. 
   
   ...WRN OR/NRN CA...
   THE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE WEST COAST...AS AN
   UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES THE WRN RIDGE. SFC WINDS ACROSS
   WRN OR/NRN CA WILL INCREASE TO AROUND 10-20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS
   POSSIBLE. MINIMUM RH VALUES MAY FALL AS LOW AS 30-35 PERCENT...WITH
   TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S/60S. RECENT OBSERVED FIRE DANGER RATINGS
   ARE MARGINAL...SO A CRITICAL AREA WILL NOT BE ISSUED. 
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 11/05/02
      
   SPC FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE
     
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