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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 230704
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0104 AM CST FRI JAN 23 2004
   
   VALID 231200Z - 241200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE STAGNANT/CLOSED UPPER TROUGH OVER NRN BAJA CA WILL BEGIN TO
   PROGRESS SLOWLY EWD DURING THE LATTER HALF OF THE PERIOD AS SEVERAL
   SHORTWAVE IMPULSES EMBARK ON THE PACIFIC WEST COAST. ELSEWHERE BELT
   OF FAST W/NW UPPER FLOW WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE NRN TIER OF THE
   COUNTRY AS BROAD UPPER TROUGH REMAINS OVER THE NORTHEAST STATES. IN
   THE WEST...SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE INTERMOUNTAIN REGION WILL
   WEAKEN TODAY...ENDING THE OFFSHORE PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS SRN CA.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   OFFSHORE GRADIENT WILL CONTINUE TO INDUCE MODERATE DOWNSLOPE/
   OFFSHORE WINDS ACROSS SRN CA THIS MORNING WITH NE WINDS OF 15-25 MPH
   AND LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS IN FAVORED TERRAIN. HOWEVER OFFSHORE
   GRADIENT WILL WEAKEN CONSIDERABLY DURING THE DAY OWING TO DEMISE OF
   INTERMOUNTAIN WEST HIGH PRESSURE...WITH ONSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING LATE
   THIS AFTERNOON/TONIGHT. IN SPITE OF THE DIMINISHING OFFSHORE
   TREND...RELATIVELY WARM/DRY AIRMASS WILL REMAIN ACROSS SRN CA TODAY.
   AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL AGAIN BE IN THE 65-75F RANGE WITH RH
   VALUES AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT. RH RECOVERIES TONIGHT WILL BE IMPROVED
   CONSIDERABLY COMPARED TO PREVIOUS NIGHTS.
   
   ...NRN FL..
   SIMILAR TO DAYS PREVIOUS...DRY AIRMASS OVER THE REGION WILL PROMOTE
   AFTERNOON RH VALUES AROUND/BELOW CRITICAL THRESHOLDS. HOWEVER
   RELATIVELY LIGHT NW WINDS /10 MPH OR LESS/ WILL TEND TO MITIGATE
   FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.
   
   ..GUYER.. 01/23/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 230705
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0105 AM CST FRI JAN 23 2004
   
   VALID 241200Z - 251200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LOW AMPLITUDE/PROGRESSIVE UPPER FLOW WILL EXIST OVER THE CONUS ON
   SATURDAY. MID/UPPER TROUGH OVER NRN MEXICO WILL PROGRESS INTO THE
   MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BY THE END OF THE PERIOD. ADDITIONAL
   SHORTWAVE TROUGHS WILL TRAVERSE THE WRN STATES...WITH ONE IMPULSE
   MOVING SWD ALONG COASTAL CA INTO BAJA...AND ANOTHER TRANSLATING EWD
   THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST/NORTHERN ROCKIES. AT THE SURFACE...LOW
   PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP/PUSH EWD ACROSS THE SRN PLAINS.
   
   ...ERN NM/WRN TX...
   DOWNSLOPE FLOW OFF THE HIGHER TERRAIN WILL DEVELOP ON SATURDAY IN
   WAKE OF UPPER TROUGH/ACCOMPANYING SFC LOW MOVING EWD ACROSS OK/TX.
   W/SW WINDS OF 20-30 MPH WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
   THE SRN HIGH PLAINS BY AFTERNOON. IN SPITE OF THE GUSTY
   WINDS...OVERALL FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE MITIGATED BY
   RELATIVELY COOL AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES /55-65F/ WITH RH VALUES
   SUFFICIENTLY ABOVE CRITICAL THRESHOLDS.
   
   ..GUYER.. 01/23/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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