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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 070940
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0340 AM CST SUN DEC 07 2003
   
   VALID 071200Z - 081200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   EXISTING BROAD SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AREA OVER THE ERN U.S. WILL
   CONTINUE TO BUILD UNDER STRENGTHENING UPPER RIDGE...CONTRIBUTING TO
   LIGHT WINDS AND RELATIVELY MODERATE RH VALUES/COOL AIR MASS OVER THE
   AREA.  IN THE WEST...UPPER TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO DEEPEN WHILE
   SURFACE LEE TROUGH IN THE CNTRL PLAINS DEVELOPS...AND A DEVELOPING
   COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH THROUGH THE NRN PLAINS BY THE END OF THE
   PERIOD.
   
   ...ERN CO / NM / FAR WRN TX...
   SURFACE LEE TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN AHEAD OF DEEPENING
   UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVING INTO FOUR CORNERS REGION.  SURFACE
   TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE 60S F IN CO TO THE 70S F IN SE NM/W
   TX DURING THE AFTERNOON...AND MINIMUM RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO
   RANGE FROM 15-20 PERCENT.  ASSOCIATED DRY DOWNSLOPE WINDS IN THE
   REGION WILL BE SUSTAINED AT 15-20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS NEAR 25-35
   MPH IN NE NM.
   
   ...FL PANHANDLE / CNTRL N FL...
   HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS OVER AREA...WITH MINIMUM RH VALUES EXPECTED TO
   DROP NEAR 30-35 PERCENT BY MID AFTERNOON.  HOWEVER...WINDS WILL BE
   LIGHT...AND DURATION OF LOW RH VALUES WILL BE LIMITED TO 2-3 HOURS
   DURING PEAK AFTERNOON HEATING.
   
   ..LEVIT/JEWELL.. 12/07/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 071055
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0455 AM CST SUN DEC 07 2003
   
   VALID 081200Z - 091200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A PROGRESSIVE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL MOVE INTO THE CNTRL U.S. AS
   SEPARATE UPPER LEVEL RIDGES BUILD ALONG THE EAST COAST AND THE WEST
   COAST. THIS TROUGH WILL CAUSE STRONG WINDS TO DEVELOP ACROSS NM AND
   W TX.  A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE ALONG THE EAST
   COAST...AND A SURFACE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE CNTRL PLAINS.
    ASSOCIATED WINDS WITH THIS FRONT WILL BE STRONG BY TUESDAY MORNING
   BUT AIRMASS WILL BE COOL AND MOIST WITH HIGH RH VALUES AND SOME
   PRECIPITATION.
   
   ...SE NM / SW TX...
   AS THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVES INTO THE AREA WLY FLOW ALOFT WILL
   INCREASE...HELPING TO PRODUCE SUSTAINED DOWNSLOPE SURFACE WINDS OF
   15-25 MPH.  BY MID AFTERNOON...WINDS WILL BE GENERALLY BE GUSTING
   FROM 30-35 MPH AND SURFACE TEMPERATURES IN THE AIRMASS WILL WARM
   INTO THE MID 60S F TO THE MID 70S F.  GIVEN STRONG WINDS AND DRY
   FUELS A MARGINAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT EXISTS...BUT MINIMUM AFTERNOON
   RH VALUES WILL REMAIN ABOVE CRITICAL LEVELS AT 20 PERCENT OR HIGHER.
    RH VALUES WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE AFTER SUNSET...WHILE SUSTAINED
   WIND SPEEDS CONTINUE AT 15-25 MPH.  ADDITIONALLY...A SURFACE COLD
   FRONT WILL IMPACT THE AREA LATE ON TUESDAY CHANGING WINDS FROM A
   WESTERLY TO A NORTHERLY DIRECTION.
   
   ..LEVIT/JEWELL.. 12/07/2003
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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