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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 080857
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0357 AM CDT SAT MAY 08 2004
   
   VALID 081200Z - 091200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   ZONAL UPPER FLOW WILL REMAIN DOMINANT THROUGH THE PERIOD. ABOVE
   NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL RESIDE OVER THE SRN HALF OF THE NATION
   UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A FLAT RIDGE. LOW RH READINGS WILL OCCUR
   AGAIN OVER THE WRN AND SERN STATES...HOWEVER GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS
   LESS THAN 20 MPH WILL LIMIT ANY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT. OVER
   THE PLAINS...SLY WINDS WILL AVERAGE BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH
   SUSTAINED...BUT RH READINGS WILL BE ABOVE CRITICAL LEVELS.
   ADDITIONALLY ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE ALONG
   A DRYLINE/LEE TROUGH ACROSS MOST OF THE HIGH PLAINS.
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 80S/LOWER 90S ALONG WITH
   DEWPOINTS IN THE 50S OVER MUCH OF GA/INTERIOR FL WILL LEAD TO MIN RH
   READINGS FROM 30 TO 40 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON. LIGHT WINDS
   LESS THAN 10 MPH WILL PRECLUDE ANY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.
   
   ...HIGH PLAINS...
   HIGH DEWPOINT DEPRESSIONS FROM 50 TO 60 DEGREES...ALONG WITH
   CONVERGENCE ALONG A LEE TROUGH/DRYLINE WILL LEAD TO ISOLATED HIGH
   BASED/DRY THUNDERSTORMS FROM ERN WY SWD INTO FAR WRN TX.
   ADDITIONALLY...MIN RH READINGS WILL BE FROM 15 TO 20 PERCENT.
   SUSTAINED WINDS WILL REMAIN LESS THAN 20 MPH...PRECLUDING ANY
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 05/08/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 080858
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0358 AM CDT SAT MAY 08 2004
   
   VALID 091200Z - 101200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   ZONAL PATTERN WILL BEGIN TO AMPLIFY DURING THE PERIOD. AN UPPER LOW
   WILL DEEPEN AS IT MOVES TOWARDS THE WEST COAST...WITH ANOTHER TROUGH
   MOVING INTO THE NRN PLAINS/UPPER MIDWEST. WINDS WILL INCREASE AHEAD
   OF A COLD FRONT OVER THE NRN PLAINS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS UPPER
   TROUGH. ALONG WITH LOW RH READINGS...STRONG WINDS WILL AID IN NEAR
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER THIS REGION. ELSEWHERE ACROSS
   THE COUNTRY...LOW RH READINGS/LIGHT WINDS WILL BE FOUND OVER MUCH OF
   THE ROCKIES/SWRN STATES AND OVER THE SERN STATES. BUT IN ALL OF
   THESE AREAS LIGHT WINDS ARE FORECAST TO PRECLUDE ANY CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ...NRN HIGH PLAINS...
   UPPER TROUGH WILL AMPLIFY AS IT MOVES SEWD FROM SWRN CANADA INTO THE
   NRN PLAINS. STEEP LOW-MID LEVEL LAPSE RATES WILL ALLOW MOMENTUM
   TRANSFER OF WLY MID LEVEL JET MAX AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. AT THIS
   TIME...SUSTAINED WLY WINDS FROM 20 TO 30 MPH ARE ANTICIPATED. AMOUNT
   OF CLOUD COVER AND IT/S EFFECTS ON TEMPERATURES/RH READINGS ALONG
   WITH UNCERTAINTY ON HOW MUCH RAINFALL MAY OCCUR DURING DAY ONE OVER
   THE AREA WILL PRECLUDE THE ISSUANCE OF A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   THREAT AT THIS TIME.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 05/08/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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