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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 020758
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   400 AM CST SUN MAR 02 2003
     
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWE98 KWNS
   VALID 021200-031200
     
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   COOL AND MOIST WEATHER WILL COVER MOST OF THE COUNTRY TODAY WITH
   HIGH PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE FROM THE CENTRAL ROCKIES EWD. 
   CONDITIONS IN SW TX WILL BE MUCH COOLER THAN YESTERDAY WITH HIGHER
   RH IN A POST-FRONTAL AIR MASS.  RELATIVELY DRY AIR WILL BE OVER SRN
   CA WITH DOWNSLOPE WINDS BEHIND A SHORTWAVE TROUGH. 
     
   ...SRN CA...
   UPPER LEVEL WINDS WILL BECOME NELY AS A SHORTWAVE TROUGH PASSES
   THROUGH INTO AZ.  DRY NELY WINDS OF 15-20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS OF
   20-30 MPH IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN ARE EXPECTED.  TEMPERATURES IN THE
   60S AND LOWER 70S WILL ALLOW FOR MIN RH VALUES OF 15-20 PERCENT IN
   THE DESERTS...AND VALUES OF 20-30 PERCENT ON THE WRN SIDE OF THE
   COASTAL RANGE.  A MARINE LAYER WILL KEEP CONDITIONS MOIST
   IMMEDIATELY ALONG THE COAST.  OVERALL FIRE WEATHER THREAT WILL BE
   MINIMAL GIVEN FUEL CONDITIONS DUE TO RECENT RAINS.    
     
   ..JEWELL.. 03/02/03
     
   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 020758
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   400 AM CST SUN MAR 02 2003
     
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWI98 KWNS
   VALID 031200-041200
     
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   AN UPPER RIDGE WILL MATERIALIZE BRIEFLY OVER THE SWRN U.S. AHEAD OF
   AN APPROACHING SHORTWAVE TROUGH THAT WILL DIVE SWD ALONG THE CA
   COAST ON MONDAY.  MODERATE WLY WIND SPEEDS ALOFT WILL BRING A
   RETURN TO DRY AND WINDY WEATHER TO MUCH OF NM AND POSSIBLY INTO WRN
   TX.  WARMER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED OVER SRN CA AS WELL WITH LOW
   RH VALUES OVER THE DESERTS BUT ONSHORE FLOW ALONG THE SRN CA COAST.
     
   ...CENTRAL AND ERN NM...
   A RETURN TO WLY FLOW ALOFT WILL QUICKLY MODIFY THE COOL AIR MASS
   LEFT BEHIND BY THE PREVIOUS DAYS COLD FRONT.  TEMPERATURES IN THE
   60S ARE EXPECTED DURING THE DAY AFTER A SUB FREEZING MORNING.  WLY
   FLOW AND DOWNSLOPE COMPONENT WILL HELP BRING DRIER AIR TO THE
   SURFACE FOR RH VALUES ON THE ORDER OF 15 PERCENT OVER MUCH OF
   CENTRAL AND ERN NM.  SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS NEAR 20 MPH WILL BE
   POSSIBLE WITH GUSTS OF 30-40 MPH IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN.  LACK OF
   RECENT RAINFALL...ESPECIALLY OVER ERN NM...AND CONTINUED DROUGHT
   CONDITIONS WILL MAKE FOR A MARGINAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT DURING
   DAYLIGHT HOURS ON MONDAY DESPITE COOL TEMPERATURES AND HIGH MID
   ATMOSPHERIC STABILITY.
    
   ..JEWELL.. 03/02/03
      
   SPC FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE
     
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