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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 260826
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0226 AM CST MON JAN 26 2004
   
   VALID 261200Z - 271200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A STRONG SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL PROGRESS EWD ACROSS THE CENTRAL
   SECTION OF THE NATION DURING THE PERIOD. ACCOMPANYING THIS TROUGH
   WILL BE MODERATE WINDS/LOW RH READINGS CREATING NEAR CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER CONDITIONS TO PORTIONS OF TEXAS. SCATTERED PRECIPITATION
   WILL OCCUR FARTHER EAST OVER MUCH OF THE MS VALLEY/GULF COAST AND
   THE ERN SEABOARD AHEAD OF THE UPPER TROUGH. A FLAT UPPER RIDGE WILL
   BUILD INTO THE WEST PROVIDING FOR WARMING CONDITIONS/SEASONABLY LOW
   RH READINGS AND LIGHT WINDS TO THE GREAT BASIN/SRN ROCKIES AND SWRN
   STATES.
   
   ...CENTRAL/SRN TX...
   STRONG LOW TO MID LEVEL WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO ACCOMPANY A VIGOROUS
   SHORTWAVE TROUGH AS IT MOVES EWD FROM THE SRN PLAINS INTO THE MS
   RIVER VALLEY. AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT ACCOMPANYING THE SYSTEM...STEEP
   LOW LEVEL LAPSE RATES WILL AID IN WLY WINDS FROM 15 TO 30 MPH
   DEVELOPING BY THE MID MORNING HOURS. AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES SOUTH
   THROUGH THE AREA...WINDS WILL BECOME NWLY. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BY
   LATE MORNING OVER CENTRAL/SWRN TX. FARTHER SOUTH...SLIGHTLY LESS
   FALL IN TEMPERATURES...BUT NOTICEABLY LOWER DEWPOINTS WILL ACCOMPANY
   THE FRONTAL PASSAGE DURING THE AFTERNOON. MIN RH READINGS OVER THE
   REGION ARE FORECAST TO RANGE FROM NEAR 15 PERCENT ACROSS SWRN TX TO
   AROUND 35 PERCENT IN FAR SOUTH TX...OR NEAR CRITICAL LEVELS. DESPITE
   SUSTAINED WINDS ABOVE 20 MPH FOR A SEVERAL HOUR PERIOD OVER MOST OF
   THE AREA DURING THE AFTERNOON...THE MAIN MITIGATING FACTOR FOR A
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT IS RECENT PRECIPITATION AND A
   RELATIVELY MOIST GROUND.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 01/26/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 260827
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0227 AM CST MON JAN 26 2004
   
   VALID 271200Z - 281200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   POTENT UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE TOWARDS THE EAST COAST THROUGH DAY
   TWO. ZONAL FLOW/WEAK UPPER RIDGING WILL BE THE DOMINANT UPPER AIR
   PATTERN FARTHER WEST. A COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SEWD AND
   CLEAR SRN FL DURING THE AFTERNOON. BEHIND THIS FRONT...STRONG NWLY
   WINDS WILL BE FOUND OVER MUCH OF FL/SERN STATES DURING THE DAYTIME
   HOURS AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE WRN GULF COAST. WELL
   BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL OFFSET LOW DEWPOINTS AND AID IN RH
   READINGS ABOVE CRITICAL LEVELS OVER THE REGION. WEST OF THIS HIGH
   PRESSURE...A LEE TROUGH WILL SLOWLY DEVELOP ACROSS THE HIGH PLAINS.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 01/26/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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