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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 280832
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0232 AM CST TUE OCT 28 2003
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   GREAT BASIN HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO WEAKEN TODAY...YIELDING
   TO AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH ENTERING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND
   DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE MT/ALBERTA BORDER. THIS SYSTEM WILL
   INDUCE SCATTERED PRECIPITATION FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST INTO THE
   NORTHERN ROCKIES...WHILE WESTERLY ONSHORE FLOW PATTERN OTHERWISE
   DEVELOPS/INCREASES ALONG THE PACIFIC WEST COAST. FURTHER EAST...AN
   AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MIGRATE THROUGH THE WRN GREAT LAKES...WITH
   ITS ASSOCIATED FRONTAL BOUNDARY REACHING THE OHIO VALLEY AND SRN
   PLAINS BY THIS EVENING.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   ASIDE FROM LOCALIZED REMNANT OFFSHORE FLOW THIS MORNING...SANTA ANA
   WIND REGIME HAS ENDED ACROSS SRN CA GIVEN THE DEMISE OF GREAT BASIN
   HIGH PRESSURE. TODAY WILL SEE A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN WIND SPEEDS
   AS COMPARED TO DAYS PREVIOUS. BROAD SCALE WESTERLY ONSHORE FLOW WILL
   PROGRESSIVELY DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON/TONIGHT...RESULTING IN A
   GRADUAL INCREASE IN MOISTURE/RH VALUES OVER THE COMING DAYS.
   NEVERTHELESS RH VALUES CONCURRENT WITH PEAK HEATING WILL BE AS LOW
   AS 10 PERCENT TODAY WITH POOR /ALTHOUGH IMPROVING/ RH RECOVERIES
   OVERNIGHT...IN ADDITION TO A CONTINUANCE OF UNSEASONABLY WARM
   TEMPERATURES AWAY FROM THE COAST AND PRESENCE OF EXTREMELY DRY
   FUELS.
   
   ..GUYER.. 10/28/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 281019
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0419 AM CST TUE OCT 28 2003
   
   VALID 291200Z - 301200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL CARVE SE THROUGH THE NRN PLAINS AND
   INTERMOUNTAIN WEST ON WEDNESDAY. LOW PRESSURE OVER ERN MT/ND WILL
   GRADUALLY WEAKEN DURING THE DAY...WHILE ANOTHER AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
   INTENSIFIES ACROSS THE CNTRL HIGH PLAINS...DRAGGING ITS ASSOCIATED
   COLD FRONT THROUGH THE CNTRL ROCKIES/GREAT BASIN.
   
   ...CO/NRN NM...
   BROAD SCALE WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS MUCH OF CO/NRN NM ON
   WEDNESDAY WITH FALLING PRESSURES/TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENT AHEAD
   OF APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL TROUGH. W/SW WINDS AT 20-35 MPH ARE
   EXPECTED TO DEVELOP DURING THE DAY...ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGHER
   ELEVATIONS OF CO WHERE GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. AIDED
   BY ADIABATIC/COMPRESSIONAL WARMING OFF THE HIGHER TERRAIN AMIDST THE
   WESTERLY DOWNSLOPE WINDS...LOWEST RH VALUES WILL LIKELY OCCUR IN THE
   FOOTHILLS AND HIGH PLAINS OF ERN CO/NERN NM...WHERE AFTERNOON RH
   MINIMUMS MAY BE AS LOW AS 10-15 PERCENT WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE
   80S.
   
   ..GUYER.. 10/28/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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