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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 160742
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0242 AM CDT FRI APR 16 2004
   
   VALID 161200Z - 171200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE WEATHER PATTERN WILL BEGIN TO BE MORE ACTIVE BEGINNING TODAY
   WHEN AN UPPER TROUGH COMES INTO THE WEST COAST.  STRONG SWLY WINDS
   WILL OCCUR AHEAD OF THIS TROUGH OVER THE SRN GREAT BASIN AND DESERT
   SW...ALONG WITH LOW RH.  FURTHER E INTO THE CENTRAL U.S...AN UPPER
   RIDGE WILL STRENGTHEN AND ALLOW FOR VERY WARM TEMPERATURES FROM TX
   INTO IA.  HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE SERN STATES WHERE LOW
   RH AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL EXIST.
   
   ...SRN NV / UT...NRN AZ...WRN CO...
   SWLY WIND FIELDS WILL INCREASE THROUGHOUT THE ATMOSPHERE AS UPPER
   TROUGH APPROACHES FROM THE WEST.  SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS WILL AVERAGE
   NEAR 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH.  TEMPERATURES
   WILL NOT BE PARTICULARLY WARM...MOSTLY IN THE 70S F...BUT MIN RH
   WILL STILL BE NEAR 15 PERCENT IN MANY AREAS.  EFFECTS OF RECENT
   PRECIPITATION ON VEGETATION ARE HELPING TO MINIMIZE FIRE WEATHER
   THREAT.
   
   ...SRN GA / NRN FL INCLUDING PANHANDLE...
   WARMER TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S F CAN BE EXPECTED
   TODAY WITH STRONG SUNSHINE.  WITH DRY AIR MASS IN PLACE...INCREASED
   WARMTH WILL CAUSE MIXING LAYERS TO DEEPEN 500-1000 FT COMPARED TO
   YESTERDAY...WHICH WILL CAUSE INCREASED LOWER ATMOSPHERIC
   INSTABILITY.  WINDS WILL BE WEAK AND UNDER 10 MPH WITH HIGH PRESSURE
   CENTER OVERHEAD.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 04/16/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 160749
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0249 AM CDT FRI APR 16 2004
   
   VALID 171200Z - 181200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   STRONG UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE INTO THE GREAT BASIN BRINGING
   PRECIPITATION...WHILE LOW PRESSURE BEGINS TO DEEPEN OVER THE CENTRAL
   HIGH PLAINS.  STRONG SWLY DOWNSLOPE WINDS WILL DEVELOP AS TROUGH
   MOVES CLOSER...FROM ERN NM INTO WRN KS.  IT WILL ALSO REMAIN WINDY
   OVER THE FOUR CORNERS AREA AND DESERT SW...WITH INCREASING RH. 
   HUMIDITY WILL ALSO INCREASE OVER THE SERN STATES...AS GULF MOISTURE
   BEGINS MAKING ITS WAY NWD.
   
   ...NERN NM / OK AND TX PANHANDLES / SWRN KS...
   LOWERING PRESSURE OVER ERN CO AND WRN KS WILL CAUSE SUSTAINED SWLY
   WINDS NEAR 25 MPH WILL EXIST...ALONG WITH GUSTS OF 30 - 40 MPH.  IT
   WILL BE VERY WARM AS WELL WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 80S F.  MIN RH IS
   FORECAST TO RANGE FROM 10-15 PERCENT OVER NERN NM TO 20-25 PERCENT
   OVER SW KS / AND WRN OK.  COMBINATION OF LOW RH AND HIGH
   WINDS...ALONG WITH DEEP...TURBULENT MIXING LAYERS WOULD REQUIRE A
   CRITICAL ISSUANCE IF IT WERE NOT FOR RECENT PRECIPITATION.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 04/16/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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