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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 070631
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1231 AM CST TUE DEC 07 2004
   
   VALID 071200Z - 081200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER TROUGH OVER THE CENTRAL CONUS WILL MOVE RAPIDLY NEWD THROUGH
   THE PERIOD. SCT MODERATE PRECIPITATION IS ANTICIPATED AHEAD OF THIS
   SYSTEM FROM THE LOWER/MID MS VALLEY TO THE EAST COAST. A PROGRESSIVE
   PATTERN WILL CONTINUE FARTHER WEST...WITH ANOTHER IN A SERIES OF
   SHORTWAVES MOVING FROM THE WEST COAST INTO THE ROCKIES. INCREASING
   WLY FLOW AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM WILL AID IN STRENGTHENING THE LEE
   TROUGH AND SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS FROM 10-20 MPH OVER THE CENTRAL/SRN
   HIGH PLAINS...WITH STRONGER WINDS IN WY. MIN RH READINGS WILL REMAIN
   MARGINAL...GENERALLY BETWEEN 25-35 PERCENT DUE TO COOL TEMPERATURE
   IN THE 40S/50S THUS PRECLUDING ANY FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 12/07/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 070637
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1237 AM CST TUE DEC 07 2004
   
   VALID 081200Z - 091200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A BROAD UPPER TROUGH WILL DEVELOP OVER THE CENTRAL CONUS AS
   ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVE TROUGHS DIG SEWD OUT OF THE NRN ROCKIES.
   MEANWHILE AN UPPER RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE WEST COAST...LEADING TO
   A DRYING TREND TO MUCH OF CA AND THE GREAT BASIN. STRONG WINDS
   /50-60 MPH/ ARE ANTICIPATED ALONG THE LEEWARD SLOPES OF THE ROCKIES
   IN THIS TYPE OF PATTERN...WITH GUSTY WINDS POSSIBLE IN THE ADJACENT
   FRONT RANGE. RELATIVELY COOL TEMPERATURES HOWEVER WILL EXIST WITH
   READINGS IN THE 40S/LOWER 50S ACROSS THE FRONT RANGE OF ERN CO AND
   WY. FARTHER SOUTHEAST...A LEE TROUGH WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT EWD AHEAD
   OF THE BROAD UPPER TROUGH. A STRENGTHENING PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL
   OCCUR OVER THE SRN PLAINS BETWEEN THE LEE TROUGH AND THE RETREATING
   SFC HIGH PRESSURE AREA OVER THE SERN STATES. THIS WILL SUPPORT SSWLY
   WINDS FROM 15-25 MPH. DESPITE MIN RH READINGS FROM 25-30
   PERCENT...RECENT RAINFALL/WET EPISODE WILL PRECLUDE A CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT.
   
   FARTHER EAST...THE SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE CENTER WILL SETTLE INTO THE
   CAROLINAS BY THE END OF THE PERIOD. SUBSIDENCE AND RELATIVELY WEAK
   COOLING IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT WILL SUPPORT MIN RH READINGS
   FROM 25-30 PERCENT IN THIS REGION.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 12/07/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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