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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 200921
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0321 AM CST MON DEC 20 2004
   
   VALID 201200Z - 211200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL BRING COLDER TEMPERATURES TO THE NORTHERN
   PORTIONS OF THE MIDWEST DURING THE PERIOD WHILE A SURFACE HIGH
   PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES EAST FROM THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES TO OVER THE
   ATLANTIC OCEAN.  AHEAD OF THE FRONT...SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL BE
   ABOVE NORMAL...WHILE BEHIND THE FRONT TEMPERATURES WILL QUICKLY
   DROP...WITH STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED.  SOME FROZEN
   PRECIPITATION IS LIKELY ACROSS NORTHERN PARTS OF THE MIDWEST AND THE
   GREAT LAKES REGION.
   
   ...FLORIDA...
   SURFACE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL DROP BELOW CRITICAL LEVELS FOR
   A FEW HOURS DURING THE AFTERNOON...BUT WILL QUICKLY RECOVER AS
   SURFACE TEMPERATURES DROP AFTER SUNSET.  LIGHT WINDS AROUND 5 TO 10
   KTS AND COOL TEMPERATURES FROM 45F TO 55F WILL CONTRIBUTE TO A
   DIMINISHED FIRE WEATHER THREAT DURING THE PERIOD OF OBSERVED LOW
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY.
   
   ...N AND S CAROLINA...
   CONDITIONS WILL APPROACH CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER VALUES OVER THE
   REGION AS RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES FROM 20 TO 30 PERCENT WILL BE
   OBSERVED DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS...AND STRONG SURFACE WINDS
   APPROACH 20 KTS IN SOME AREAS. HOWEVER...SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL
   BE COLD THROUGH THE PERIOD...THEREFORE A CRITICAL AREA WILL NOT BE
   FORECAST.
   
   ...E NM...NW TX...NC TX...
   A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP OVER NW TEXAS ON MONDAY
   AHEAD OF THE STRONG COLD FRONT APPROACHING FROM THE NORTH.  WIND
   SPEEDS WILL BE FROM 15 TO 25 KTS...AND TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE
   NORMAL...APPROACHING 75F IN SOME AREAS.  THIS COMBINATION OF
   DOWNSLOPE WINDS...HIGH TEMPERATURES...AND DRY AIR WITH LOW RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES WILL ADD TO A FIRE WEATHER THREAT...ESPECIALLY DURING THE
   AFTERNOON HOURS WHEN TEMPERATURES AND WIND SPEEDS ARE MAXIMIZED.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 12/20/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 200949
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0349 AM CST MON DEC 20 2004
   
   VALID 211200Z - 221200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A SEASONABLY STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO MUCH OF THE CENTRAL
   AND EASTERN UNITED STATES...BRINGING GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS AND COLD
   TO VERY COLD TEMPERATURES...WHILE A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
   BECOMES ORGANIZED OVER CENTRAL TEXAS.  AHEAD OF THE FRONT...WIDE
   SCALE RAIN AND SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED...AS AN ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE
   SYSTEM FORMS BEHIND THE FRONT OVER THE NORTHERN STATES.
   
   ...SRN CALIFORNIA...
   OFFSHORE WINDS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO WEAK SANTA ANA CONDITIONS OVER THE
   REGION...AS RELATIVE HUMIDITIES DROP INTO THE UPPER TEENS DURING THE
   AFTERNOON HOURS AND SURFACE TEMPERATURES APPROACH THE MID 70S F.
   THEREFORE...A FIRE WEATHER DANGER WILL EXIST DURING THE AFTERNOON ON
   TUESDAY...BUT ONLY FOR A FEW HOURS DURING THE TIME OF STRONGEST
   HEATING...SINCE RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL RECOVER AFTER SUNSET WHEN
   THE TEMPERATURES DROP.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 12/20/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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