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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 070754
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   200 AM CST FRI MAR 07 2003
     
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWE98 KWNS
   VALID 071200-081200
     
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   DRY AND WARM CONDITIONS WILL BE CONFINED TO THE SRN HIGH PLAINS WWD
   ACROSS THE SWRN STATES THIS PERIOD WHERE DAYTIME MAXIMUM
   TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB ABOVE SEASONAL AVERAGES. A MID-LEVEL TROUGH
   AND ASSOCIATED JET STREAK IN THE SUBTROPICS OFF BAJA CA EARLY THIS
   MORNING WILL TRANSLATE ENEWD TO THE AZ/MEXICO BORDER BY 08/00Z. 
   
   ...SRN/ERN NM AND SWRN/WRN TX...
   AN INCREASE IN 500MB WINDS TO 50-55 KT ACROSS FAR SRN NM AND SWRN
   TX LATE THIS AFTERNOON COMBINED WITH DEEP SURFACE-BASED MIXED
   LAYERS WILL YIELD SWLY OR WLY SURFACE WINDS OF 15-20 MPH ACROSS THE
   SRN NM MTNS AND PLAINS OF ERN NM/WRN TX FOR A FEW HOURS THIS
   AFTERNOON/EARLY THIS EVENING. THE PRE-EXISTING DRY AIR MASS IN
   PLACE OVER THE REGION /SURFACE DEWPOINTS IN THE TEENS/ COMBINED
   WITH DOWNSLOPE WINDS AND MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES WILL RESULT IN HIGH
   TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TO MID 70S AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...OR 5-10
   DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THESE READINGS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO VERY LOW RH
   VALUES BETWEEN 10-20 PERCENT. ANTICIPATED WINDS ARE NOT ATYPICAL
   FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR AND AS SUCH...A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA IS
   NOT REQUIRED. WINDS WILL ALSO DIMINISH RAPIDLY AFTER SUNSET WITH
   SIGNIFICANT RH RECOVERY EXPECTED OVERNIGHT AS SURFACE TEMPERATURES
   FALL TO NEAR 50F BY 08/06Z.  
     
   ..BANACOS.. 03/07/03
     
   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 070751
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   200 AM CST FRI MAR 07 2003
     
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWI98 KWNS
   VALID 081200-091200
     
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   SIMILAR TO THE DAY 1 PERIOD...DRY/WARM WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE
   LIMITED TO THE SRN PLAINS WWD ACROSS THE SWRN CONUS. HOWEVER...A
   WEAK MID-LEVEL FLOW REGIME ACROSS THE HIGH PLAINS AND SWRN STATES
   SHOULD RESULT IN LIGHT WINDS...GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH. 
   
   FURTHER EAST...A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE SWD THROUGH
   OK AND FAR NRN TX DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS...SHIFTING WINDS FROM
   SWLY TO NLY. EARLY AFTERNOON HIGHS IN THE 70S ACROSS CENTRAL/SRN OK
   AND NRN TX WILL CONTRIBUTE TO LOW RH VALUES...BETWEEN 20-30
   PERCENT. WINDS OF 15-25 MPH ARE POSSIBLE MAINLY BEHIND THE
   FRONT...WITH AN INCREASE IN RH LIKELY AS COLDER AIR MOVES INTO THE
   REGION FROM THE NORTH. WIND SPEEDS IN ADVANCE OF THE FRONT WILL
   LIKELY BE LIGHT...MITIGATING THE THREAT OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS. 
   
   ..BANACOS.. 03/07/03
      
   SPC FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE
     
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