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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 240902
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0402 AM CDT WED SEP 24 2003
   
   VALID 241200Z - 251200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL MOVE FROM THE NRN PLAINS TO THE
   GREAT LAKES REGION DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD. AT THE SURFACE...THE
   ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SEWD THROUGH THE CNTRL STATES
   TODAY...AND EXTEND FROM THE OHIO VALLEY TO THE SRN PLAINS BY EARLY
   THURSDAY MORNING.  PRECIPITATION WILL MAINLY BE CONFINED TO THE
   UPPER MIDWEST AND GREAT LAKES REGION...WITH SHOWERS AND
   THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING SWD ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE SURFACE COLD
   FRONT. 
   
   UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD NWD ALONG THE WEST COAST...
   KEEPING MOST OF THE WEST MILD AND DRY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
   ARE POSSIBLE IN THE SOUTHWEST NEAR THE MEXICAN BORDER...AS MOISTURE
   FROM FORMER TROPICAL STORM MARTY AFFECTS THE REGION.
   
   ...NE...WRN KS...OK/TX PANHANDLES...
   STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD SWD FOLLOWING THE COLD
   FRONTAL PASSAGE TODAY. NLY/NELY SURFACE WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO
   25 MPH TODAY AS RELATIVE HUMIDITY FALLS TO 20 TO 25 PERCENT THIS
   AFTERNOON. DRIER AIR WILL CONTINUE TO ADVANCE SWD THIS AFTERNOON...
   BUT WINDS WILL BE DECREASING FROM THE NORTH AS THE SURFACE HIGH
   BUILDS INTO THE AREA.  PREDICTED FIRE DANGER CLASS RATINGS RANGE
   FROM HIGH OVER NE TO MODERATE OVER SRN KS AND THE PANHANDLES.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 09/24/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 241022
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0522 AM CDT WED SEP 24 2003
   
   VALID 251200Z - 261200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SRN WYOMING...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE UPPER LEVEL PATTERN BECOMES MORE AMPLIFIED AS HIGH PRESSURE
   BUILDS ALONG THE WEST COAST AND A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE DEEPENS
   OVER THE EASTERN HALF OF THE NATION.  A SURFACE TROUGH DEVELOPS IN
   THE LEE OF THE NRN ROCKIES...LEADING TO MILD...DRY...AND WINDY
   CONDITIONS OVER PORTIONS OF MT AND WY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - SRN WY...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: WINDY WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
   
   MID/UPPER LEVEL FLOW OVER THE NRN ROCKIES BECOMES MORE NWLY THURSDAY
   AS RIDGING DEVELOPS ALONG THE WEST COAST.  AS THE LEE TROUGH
   FORMS...WLY SURFACE WINDS INCREASE DURING THE DAY AND MAXIMUM
   TEMPERATURES RECOVER INTO THE 70S TO LOWER 80S.  SURFACE DEWPOINTS
   WILL BE IN THE UPPER TEENS TO MID 20S...WITH THE MINIMUM RELATIVE
   HUMIDITY FALLING TO AROUND 15 PERCENT. A SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVING
   THROUGH MT WILL INCREASE THE FLOW ALOFT...AND SUSTAINED AFTERNOON
   SURFACE WINDS SHOULD EQUAL OR EXCEED 20 MPH. FIRE DANGER CLASS
   RATINGS ARE IN THE VERY HIGH TO EXTREME RANGE...RESULTING IN
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
   
   ...SCNTRL/SERN MT...
   AFTERNOON WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH COMBINED WITH MINIMUM
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY AROUND 20 TO 25 PERCENT RESULT IN NEAR-CRITICAL
   FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 09/24/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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