Storm Prediction Center
Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 090809
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   400 AM CDT FRI MAY 09 2003
     
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWE98 KWNS
   VALID 091200-101200
     
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR - ERN AZ / NM / S CENTRAL CO /
   FAR W TX...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE TODAY OVER NM AND
   ADJACENT STATES AS A STRONG UPPER TROUGH MOVES OVER THE AREA
   BRINGING HIGH WINDS.  AN UPPER RIDGE WILL HOLD OVER THE SERN
   U.S...WITH VERY WARM TEMPERATURES EXPECTED ALONG WITH LIGHT WINDS. 
     
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA # - ERN AZ / NM / S CENTRAL CO / FAR
   W TX...
     
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WLY WINDS / VERY LOW RH
   
   STRONG WLY UPPER FLOW REGIME WITH UPPER TROUGH WILL MAKE FOR
   INCREASING SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENTS TODAY.  WLY WINDS WILL
   INCREASE QUICKLY AFTER SUNRISE...WITH SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 25-35 MPH
   LIKELY INTO THE LOWER ELEVATIONS.  HIGHER SUSTAINED SPEEDS UP TO 40
   MPH ARE EXPECTED IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.  WIND GUSTS OF 40-50 MPH
   WILL BE LIKELY ALL AREAS...WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN PASSES AND CANYONS. 
   LOW RH VALUES NEAR 10 PERCENT WILL BE COMMON OVER CENTRAL AND ERN
   NM INTO W TX...WITH SLIGHTLY HIGHER VALUES NEAR 15 PERCENT OVER
   NWRN NM AND NERN AZ WHERE TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER AND NEAR 60
   F.  TEMPERATURES WILL INCREASE FURTHER E DUE TO DOWNSLOPING
   WINDS...REACHING THE 90-100 F RANGE OVER W TX.  GUSTY WINDS WILL
   CONTINUE OVERNIGHT DUE TO A CONTINUATION OF DOWNSLOPE AND STRONG
   MIXING...ESPECIALLY OVER SRN AND ERN PORTIONS OF THE CRITICAL AREA.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 05/09/03
     
   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 090813
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   500 AM CDT FRI MAY 09 2003
     
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWI98 KWNS
   VALID 101200-111200
     
   ...NO AREAS...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   A STRONG SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL MOVE THROUGH THE CENTRAL PLAINS INTO
   THE GREAT LAKES.  AS A RESULT...WINDS WILL DECREASE OVER THE SWRN
   U.S. AND THE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER PATTERN WILL RELAX.  VERY WARM
   CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE SERN U.S. UNDER AN UPPER RIDGE
   WITH LIGHT WINDS.
   
   ...ERN NM / FAR W TX...
   UPPER TROUGH WILL EXIT QUICKLY INTO THE CENTRAL U.S...RELAXING
   SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENTS OVER NM AND W TX.  WINDS COULD APPROACH
   CRITICAL LEVELS IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN BEFORE 18Z...BUT WILL
   DECREASE THROUGHOUT THE DAY.  BY AFTERNOON...WLY WINDS WILL AVERAGE
   LESS THAN 15 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  RH LEVELS WILL REMAIN
   LOW...GENERALLY 10-15 PERCENT AS TEMPERATURES RISE INTO THE 70S AND
   80S F.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 05/09/03
      
   SPC FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE
     
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