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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 140734
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0234 AM CDT TUE SEP 14 2004
   
   VALID 141200Z - 151200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE UPPER TROUGH IN THE WEST WILL CONTINUE TO SHIFT EAST WITH THE
   MAIN AXIS MOVING INTO THE HIGH PLAINS TODAY. EMBEDDED SPEED MAXIMA
   WILL MAINTAIN A BROAD SWATH OF MODERATE / 40-55 KT / FLOW ALOFT FROM
   THE NORTHWEST INTO THE CNTRL ROCKIES. HEIGHT RISES OF 30-60 METERS
   ARE FORECAST ACROSS THE NRN ROCKIES/GREAT BASIN IN THE WAKE OF THE
   PROGRESSIVE UPPER TROUGH. AT THE SFC...A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT
   WILL DEVELOP ACROSS NRN CA WHERE LOCALLY STRONG N/NELY SFC WINDS ARE
   EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT. ELSEWHERE...A COLD FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM
   A LEE SIDE LOW IN SE CO NEWD THROUGH SE NEB/NRN IA/CNTRL WI BY
   TONIGHT.
   
   ...NRN CA...
   STRONG SFC WINDS WILL RESULT FROM A TIGHT SFC PRESSURE GRADIENT
   WHICH WILL DEVELOP ACROSS NRN CA TODAY. SUSTAINED N/NELY WINDS FROM
   15-25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. TEMPERATURES IN THE
   MID 80S-LOWER 90S WITH DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 30S WILL YIELD MINIMUM
   RH VALUES IN THE 8-15 PERCENT RANGE. DUE TO THE RELATIVELY SMALL
   AREA AFFECTED...AN OUTLOOK AREA WILL NOT BE ISSUED. HOWEVER...THE
   COMBINATION OF OFFSHORE WINDS/LOWER RH VALUES WILL ENHANCE THE FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT LOCALLY.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 09/14/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 140737
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0237 AM CDT TUE SEP 14 2004
   
   VALID 151200Z - 161200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS APPEAR TO BE MINIMAL THIS FORECAST PERIOD.
   FLOW ALOFT WILL BECOME MORE ZONAL ACROSS THE NORTHWEST/NRN
   ROCKIES...AS SPEED MAX OVER SRN ID EARLY TUE MORNING MOVES NE INTO
   ONTARIO. STRONGEST WINDS WILL EXTEND FROM THE NORTHWEST INTO THE
   UPPER MIDWEST...WITH RELATIVELY LIGHT FLOW ELSEWHERE. UNDER THIS
   FAST FLOW ALOFT...COOL SFC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS MUCH OF
   THE NRN ROCKIES...WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPS. SFC LOW LOCATED OVER IA
   EARLY WED WILL TRACK ACROSS MN/WI WITH A TRAILING COLD FRONT INTO
   IL/MO/OK BY LATE AFTN. HURRICANE IVAN WILL BE MAKING LANDFALL BY WED
   NIGHT/EARLY THU MORNING IN THE CNTRL GULF COAST.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 09/14/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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