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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 300830
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0330 AM CDT TUE SEP 30 2003
   
   VALID 301200Z - 011200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   PERSISTENT LARGE SCALE PATTERN WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE U.S. WITH
   EXPANSIVE UPPER TROUGH OVER THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE COUNTRY AND
   UPPER RIDGE IN PLACE OVER THE WEST. AT THE SURFACE...A COLD FRONT
   WILL PROGRESS E/SE THROUGH THE OHIO AND MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEYS.
   
   ...SRN UT / NRN AZ / WRN CO / WRN NM...
   WARM THERMAL AXIS BENEATH UPPER RIDGE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH
   THE FOUR CORNERS REGION AS OTHERWISE ANTECEDENT DRY CONDITIONS
   PERSIST. AFTERNOON RH VALUES WILL DROP TO 10-15 PERCENT IN PRESENCE
   OF STEEPENING ATMOSPHERIC LAPSE RATES. HOWEVER...WIND SPEEDS WILL
   LIKELY REMAIN FAIRLY LIGHT...15 MPH OR LESS IN MOST LOCATIONS.
   
   ...SRN AR / NRN LA / WRN MS...
   A DRY...BUT LIGHT...E/NE LOW LEVEL WIND FLOW WILL EXIST ACROSS
   PORTIONS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TODAY. AFTERNOON RH VALUES
   WILL LIKELY BE NEAR AND/OR JUST BELOW CRITICAL VALUES IN WARM SECTOR
   AHEAD OF APPROACHING COLD FRONT/WIND SHIFT. HOWEVER...WINDS WILL
   GENERALLY REMAIN BELOW 10 MPH AND INSOLATION WILL BE SOMEWHAT
   LIMITED DUE TO INCREASING MID AND HIGH LEVEL CLOUD COVER.
   
   ..GUYER/JEWELL.. 09/30/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 301010
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0510 AM CDT TUE SEP 30 2003
   
   VALID 011200Z - 021200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL REMAIN ENTRENCHED ACROSS THE EASTERN U.S.
   WHILE ANOTHER UPPER TROUGH GRADUALLY MOVES THROUGH THE PACIFIC WEST
   COAST. AT THE SURFACE...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD THROUGH THE CENTRAL
   U.S. ON WEDNESDAY IN WAKE OF COLD FRONT ADVANCING THROUGH THE
   EASTERN SEABOARD AND SOUTHEAST STATES.
   
   ...GREAT BASIN...
   A COMBINATION OF WET AND DRY THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
   WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM THE SIERRA MOUNTAINS THROUGH
   THE GREAT BASIN AS LIFT INCREASES WITH EASTWARD MIGRATION OF WEST
   COAST UPPER TROUGH. ALTHOUGH THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE WIDESPREAD OVER
   THE REGION...THE GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR DRY THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
   WILL BE OVER THE EASTERN GREAT BASIN WHERE THE DRIEST LOW LEVELS/SUB
   CLOUD LAYERS ARE FORECAST. AFTERNOON RH VALUES WILL BE AS LOW AS 20
   PERCENT WITH GENERAL S/SW LOW LEVEL WINDS AT 10-20 MPH.
   
   ..GUYER/JEWELL.. 09/30/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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