Storm Prediction Center
Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 240838
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   240 AM CST SUN NOV 24 2002
     
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWE98 KWNS
   VALID 241200-251200
     
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   CONTINENTAL HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER NRN FL/SRN GA EARLY THIS
   MORNING WILL MOVE EWD OFF THE SERN COAST THIS AFTERNOON. ASSOCIATED
   DRY LOW-LEVEL AIR MASS WILL REMAIN ACROSS SC/GA/NRN FL/AL/MS THIS
   PERIOD...WITH AREAS OF MINIMUM RH VALUES BETWEEN 20-30 PERCENT
   ANTICIPATED THIS AFTERNOON. LIGHT SLY TO SELY SURFACE WINDS OF 10
   MPH OR LESS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE REGION...MITIGATING THE IMPACT
   OF LOW RH. 
   
   MEANWHILE...AS A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVES SWD THROUGH THE SRN PLAINS
   AND HIGH PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON...A DRY AIR MASS WILL REMAIN IN
   PLACE ACROSS SWRN TX AND WEST OF THE DIVIDE ACROSS WRN
   NM/AZ/INTERIOR SRN CA. ALTHOUGH MINIMUM RH VALUES OF 10-20 PERCENT
   ARE ANTICIPATED IN THESE AREAS...WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT /AT
   OR BELOW 15 MPH/. ACROSS WRN TX AND ERN NM...WINDS WILL BECOME NELY
   AT 15-25 MPH THIS AFTERNOON WITH THE FRONTAL PASSAGE...BRINGING A
   RAPID INCREASE TO LOW-LEVEL RH VALUES IN THE SRN HIGH PLAINS. 
   
   ..BANACOS.. 11/24/02
     
   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 240835
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   237 AM CST SUN NOV 24 2002
     
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWI98 KWNS
   VALID 251200-261200
     
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NRN CA...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   DURING THE DAY 2 PERIOD...NUMERICAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS A STRONG
   UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE SWD ACROSS THE WRN GREAT BASIN INTO SRN CA.
   AT THE SURFACE...A STRONG RIDGE WILL BUILD SWD ACROSS THE GREAT
   BASIN...INDUCING A VERY STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT BY MONDAY
   AFTERNOON ACROSS INTERIOR CENTRAL AND NRN CA. THE COMBINATION OF
   ENELY MID-LEVEL FLOW OF 50-60KT ALIGNED WITH A STRONG SURFACE
   PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL BRING A SIGNIFICANT WIND EVENT TO
   CENTRAL/NRN CA DURING THE PERIOD. 
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - CENTRAL AND NRN CA...
     
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG DOWNSLOPE WINDS / VERY LOW RH VALUES
   
   NLY TO NELY WINDS OF 20-30 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE IN
   THE HILLS AND ADJACENT CANYONS...BEGINNING MONDAY AFTERNOON WILL
   BRING ABOUT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL
   AND NRN CA. STRONG DOWNSLOPE/OFFSHORE FLOW COMPONENT WILL ALSO
   RESULT IN A CONSIDERABLE LOWERING OF RH VALUES MONDAY...WITH
   MINIMUM VALUES BETWEEN 8-15 PERCENT POSSIBLE. WINDY CONDITIONS WILL
   LIKELY PERSIST THROUGH THE NIGHTTIME HOURS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...
   AIDED BY STRONG MID-LEVEL FLOW AND VERTICAL MIXING. HIGH
   TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY REACH THE UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S AT LOW
   ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY AND COASTAL SECTIONS.     
    
   ..BANACOS.. 11/24/02
      
   SPC FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE
     
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