Storm Prediction Center
Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 310839
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0239 AM CST SUN OCT 31 2004
   
   VALID 311200Z - 011200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   BROAD SCALE UPPER TROUGH WILL SHARPEN OVER THE ROCKIES THROUGH THE
   PERIOD...WHILE UPPER RIDGE REMAINS ACROSS THE SE STATES. AREAS OF
   MDT TO HEAVY PRECIPITATION WILL BE FOCUSED ALONG/NORTH OF A FRONTAL
   BOUNDARY FROM CNTRL TX INTO THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. IN THE
   WEST...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD EWD THROUGH THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST/INTERMOUNTAIN REGION...WITH OFFSHORE/DOWNSLOPE FLOW
   ENSUING ACROSS SRN CA/AZ.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   OFFSHORE GRADIENT WILL INCREASE ACROSS SRN CA TODAY/TONIGHT AS HIGH
   PRESSURE DEVELOPS THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST/GREAT BASIN.
   MODERATE/STRONG SANTA ANA SCENARIO WILL PEAK LATE TONIGHT/EARLY
   MONDAY...FURTHER AIDED BY INCREASING MID LEVEL COLD AIR ADVECTION IN
   WAKE OF ROCKIES UPPER TROUGH AND UNIDIRECTIONAL N/NE WINDS THROUGH
   LOW/MID LEVELS. SUSTAINED N/NE WINDS AS HIGH AS 20-30 MPH ARE
   EXPECTED TONIGHT...WITH SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER GUSTS POSSIBLE ON A
   LOCALIZED BASIS.
   
   IN SPITE OF THE GUSTY WINDS...RECENT HEAVY PRECIPITATION/RELATIVELY
   MOIST FUELS ACROSS SRN CA AND MARGINAL RH AT ONSET OF EVENT WILL
   CONSIDERABLY MITIGATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS THROUGH THE
   PERIOD.
   
   ..GUYER.. 10/31/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 310926
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0326 AM CST SUN OCT 31 2004
   
   VALID 011200Z - 021200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER TROUGH OVER THE ROCKIES WILL PROGRESS EWD INTO THE NATIONS MID
   SECTION BY MONDAY NIGHT...WITH UPPER RIDGING DEVELOPING THROUGH THE
   WRN STATES. COLD FRONT WILL QUICKLY PROGRESS EWD THROUGH THE SRN
   PLAINS/MISSOURI VALLEY...WITH MDT TO HEAVY RAINFALL FOCUSED ACROSS
   THE LOWER/MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO
   DEVELOP SEWD THROUGH THE INTERMOUNTAIN REGION...REINFORCING
   OFFSHORE/DOWNSLOPE GRADIENT ACROSS SRN CA AND AZ.
   
   ...SRN CA/WRN AZ...
   MODERATE OFFSHORE/DOWNSLOPE FLOW REGIME WILL PERSIST FROM SRN CA
   INTO THE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY/ADJACENT PORTIONS OF WRN AZ OWING TO
   PROXIMITY OF INTERMOUNTAIN 1040 MB HIGH PRESSURE. N/NE WINDS
   /SUSTAINED 15-30 MPH/ WILL BE GUSTY THROUGHOUT THE DAY...PEAKING
   MONDAY MORNING AND AGAIN MONDAY NIGHT/EARLY TUESDAY ACROSS SRN CA.
   
   IN SPITE OF GUSTY WINDS AND A WARMING/DRYING TREND OWING TO
   OFFSHORE/DOWNSLOPE TRAJECTORIES...RECENT COPIOUS PRECIPITATION AND
   RELATIVELY MOIST FUELS WILL REMAIN CONSIDERABLE LIMITING FACTORS FOR
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ...SE NM/SW TX...
   STRONG N/NW WINDS WILL OCCUR IN WAKE OF COLD FRONT SWEEPING ACROSS
   NM/TX...WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25-35 MPH DEVELOPING ACROSS SE NM/SW
   TX BY MIDDAY. HOWEVER ISOLD RAINFALL AND SUFFICIENTLY COOL
   TEMPS/HIGH RH WILL LARGELY MITIGATE FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.
   
   ..GUYER.. 10/31/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

Fire Weather/Forecast Products/Home