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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 220852
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0352 AM CDT SAT MAY 22 2004
   
   VALID 221200Z - 231200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR CNTRL AND ERN NM / SE CO / SW KS /
   WRN TX / OK PANHANDLE...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   BROAD UPPER TROUGH WILL REMAIN OVER THE WRN STATES THROUGH THE
   PERIOD...WITH SUBTROPICAL UPPER RIDGE PERSISTING IN THE EAST.
   EMBEDDED WITHIN THE WRN TROUGH...SEVERAL LEADING SHORTWAVE TROUGHS
   WILL TRANSITION EWD INTO THE CNTRL/SRN PLAINS...WHILE A MORE
   SUBSTANTIAL IMPULSE MOVES SEWD ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. AT THE
   SURFACE...LOW PRESSURE/DRYLINE WILL BE PRESENT ACROSS PORTIONS OF
   THE CNTRL/SRN PLAINS...WHILE A PERSISTENT NEARLY WEST-EAST ORIENTED
   FRONTAL BOUNDARY EXTENDS FROM THE CNTRL PLAINS INTO THE NE STATES.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - CNTRL AND ERN NM / SE CO / SW KS /
   WRN TX / OK PANHANDLE...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS WITH LOW RH AND HOT TEMPERATURES
   
   GUSTY WINDS AND HOT/DRY AIRMASS WILL EXIST ACROSS THE WRN HIGH
   PLAINS IN WAKE OF DRYLINE TO THE EAST. STRONG PRESSURE
   GRADIENT/DEEPLY MIXED ENVIRONMENT WILL SUPPORT SUSTAINED WINDS OF
   20-30 MPH BY MIDDAY...WITH HIGHER GUSTS /40-45 MPH/ POSSIBLE. 
   AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE LOWER 80S TO
   MIDDLE 90S IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS...COINCIDENT WITH MINIMUM RH
   VALUES OF 10-15 PERCENT. OVERALL WEATHER CONDITIONS -- IN ADDITION
   TO ANTECEDENT DRY FUELS -- WILL SUPPORT POTENTIAL FOR FAST FIRE
   GROWTH/WIND DRIVEN FIRES TODAY.
   
   ..GUYER.. 05/22/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 220854
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0354 AM CDT SAT MAY 22 2004
   
   VALID 231200Z - 241200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   BROAD UPPER TROUGH WILL REMAIN OVER THE WRN HALF OF THE COUNTRY ON
   SUNDAY. ONE EMBEDDED SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL MOVE ENEWD ACROSS THE
   UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY...WITH ANOTHER SHORTWAVE TROUGH
   TRANSITIONING FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST INTO THE NRN ROCKIES. AT
   THE SURFACE...COLD FRONT WILL SLIDE EWD THROUGH THE MIDDLE
   MISSISSIPPI VALLEY...WHILE A SECONDARY COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE
   INTERMOUNTAIN WEST. OVERALL PATTERN WILL KEEP MAJORITY OF
   PRECIPITATION CONCENTRATED IN THE NRN HALF OF THE COUNTRY INTO
   MONDAY.
   
   ...ERN UT/SRN WY/WRN CO...
   STRONG WINDS WILL EXIST ACROSS THE REGION ON SUNDAY AS A COLD FRONT
   SLIDES SE THROUGH THE REGION. W/SW WINDS OF 25-35 MPH /WITH HIGHER
   GUSTS/ ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY AFTERNOON. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES
   WILL REACH THE LOWER 60S TO MIDDLE 70S. IN SPITE OF THE STRONG
   WINDS/SEASONAL TEMPERATURES...RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN
   SUFFICIENTLY ABOVE CRITICAL VALUES...FOREGOING A CRITICAL FIRE
   ISSUANCE.
   
   ..GUYER.. 05/22/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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