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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 270800
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   200 AM CST FRI DEC 27 2002
     
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWE98 KWNS
   VALID 271200-281200
     
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN THE CONTROLLING WEATHER
   FEATURE ACROSS THE SRN HALF OF THE CONUS...WITH LOW PRESSURE AREAS
   MOVING EWD ACROSS THE PACIFIC NW AND WRN GREAT LAKES REGIONS. A LEE
   TROUGH WILL BECOME ESTABLISHED ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND NRN HIGH
   PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON. 
   
   MINIMUM RH VALUES AT OR BELOW 30 PERCENT WILL BE RATHER LIMITED
   THIS PERIOD. WITH DAYTIME HEATING...PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL HIGH
   PLAINS...SWRN TX/SERN NM...AND THE DESERT SW WILL EXPERIENCE
   MARGINALLY LOW RH VALUES FOR A PERIOD OF 1-3 HOURS. WINDS WILL BE
   LIGHT IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED AREAS MITIGATING FIRE WEATHER
   PROBLEMS. RH VALUES MAY BRIEFLY FALL INTO THE 30-40 PERCENT RANGE
   ACROSS SRN GA AND NRN FL THIS AFTERNOON...HOWEVER...SHORT DURATION
   OF LOW RH AND LIGHT WINDS /AROUND 10 MPH/ SHOULD PRECLUDE ANY
   SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER PROBLEMS.   
   
   ..BANACOS.. 12/27/02
     
   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 270758
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   158 AM CST FRI DEC 27 2002
     
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWI98 KWNS
   VALID 281200-291200
     
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   DURING THE DAY 2 PERIOD...A PROGRESSIVE UPPER FLOW PATTERN WILL
   PREVAIL ACROSS THE CONUS WITH A BROAD RIDGE ACROSS THE SRN
   PLAINS/LOWER MS RIVER VALLEY AND A MOBILE TROUGH MOVING ONSHORE
   ACROSS THE PACIFIC NW BY SATURDAY EVENING. A LARGE AREA OF SURFACE
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE SERN U.S. AND NRN GULF OF
   MEXICO WHILE A LEE TROUGH DEVELOPS EAST OF THE ROCKIES DURING THE
   AFTERNOON. A SURFACE LOW ASSOCIATED WITH THE SHORTWAVE TROUGH
   MOVING INTO THE WEST COAST WILL TRACK ACROSS NRN CA/ORE AND INTO
   THE NRN ROCKIES BY 29/12Z. 
   
   ...SRN HIGH PLAINS AND DESERT SW...
   A WARMING TREND IS ANTICIPATED ACROSS THE SWRN STATES WITH
   AFTERNOON HIGHS SATURDAY EXPECTED AROUND 70F IN THE SRN HIGH PLAINS
   AREA AND IN THE UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S ACROSS THE VALLEYS OF AZ.
   SWLY WINDS OF 15-20 MPH WILL DEVELOP DURING PEAK HEATING ACROSS ERN
   NM/WRN TX. WINDS WILL REMAIN LIGHT /BELOW 15 MPH/ ACROSS THE DESERT
   SW. WIND SPEEDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO REACH CRITICAL LEVELS. 
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   A LARGER REGION OF LOW RH IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP WITH AFTERNOON
   HEATING ACROSS THE SERN STATES AND NRN FL IN ASSOCIATION WITH
   CONTINENTAL HIGH PRESSURE. MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 25-35
   PERCENT ACROSS ERN AL...GA...NRN FL...AND INTERIOR SECTIONS OF THE
   CAROLINAS. TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR SEASONAL LEVELS...WITH HIGHS
   GENERALLY IN THE LOW TO MID 60S ACROSS CENTRAL/SRN GA AND NRN FL
   AND IN THE 50S ELSEWHERE. WEAK PRESSURE GRADIENTS WILL RESULT IN
   VERY LIGHT WINDS ACROSS THE DISCUSSION AREA. 
   
   ..BANACOS.. 12/27/02
      
   SPC FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE
     
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