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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 200839
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0239 AM CST SUN FEB 20 2005
   
   VALID 201200Z - 211200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   TRANQUIL FIRE WEATHER PATTERN EXPECTED THIS PERIOD. LOW PRESSURE
   SYSTEM ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL TRACK RAPIDLY ENEWD REACHING
   THE SERN GREAT LAKES REGION BY MONDAY MORNING. PREVAILING POLAR
   RIDGE ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC AND CENTRAL APPALACHIAN REGION MOVES
   OFFSHORE ALLOWING FOR CONSIDERABLE IMPROVEMENT TO RECENT LOW RH
   AFTERNOONS ACROSS THE SERN CONUS. LOW-LEVEL TRAJECTORIES OFF THE ERN
   GULF OF MEXICO WILL RESULT IN RH MINIMUMS AT OR ABOVE 40
   PERCENT...AN IMPROVEMENT OF 20-25 PERCENT OVER SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN
   SOME AREAS. 
   
   ELSEWHERE...PRIMARY LOW-LEVEL MOIST AXIS ASSOCIATED WITH CENTRAL
   U.S. CYCLONE SHOULD BE POSITIONED FROM ERN TX NEWD TO SRN IL BY LATE
   THIS AFTERNOON. CONSIDERABLE DRYING WILL OCCUR WITH DOWNSLOPE WLY
   FLOW ACROSS ERN NM...WEST TX...THE OK PANHANDLE...SERN CO...AND SWRN
   KS. AREAS OF LOW AFTERNOON RH BETWEEN 20-30 PERCENT ARE
   LIKELY...HOWEVER...MARGINAL WLY WINDS OF 15-20 MPH COMBINED WITH
   LINGERING DAMP FUELS ASSOCIATED WITH RAIN FROM SATURDAY EVENING WILL
   PRECLUDE ANY SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER THREAT TODAY.
   
   ..BANACOS.. 02/20/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 200838
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0238 AM CST SUN FEB 20 2005
   
   VALID 211200Z - 221200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A SPLIT UPPER FLOW PATTERN WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE CONUS DURING THE
   DAY 2 PERIOD. MODERATELY STRONG BELT OF WSWLY FLOW IN THE SRN BRANCH
   WILL EXTEND FROM BAJA CA TO THE SRN PLAINS...INDUCING WEAK LEE
   TROUGHING ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SRN HIGH PLAINS REGION BY 21/18Z.
   CURRENT NUMERICAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS RH MINIMUMS BELOW 30 PERCENT
   WILL BE CONFINED TO AN AREA FROM ERN CO SWD TO THE BIG BEND...AND
   WWD ACROSS THE ERN PLAINS OF NM. ISOLATED VALUES DOWN TO 20 PERCENT
   ARE POSSIBLE...WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM THE LOW 60S IN
   SERN CO TO THE MID 70S IN SWRN TX. LIGHT WINDS OF GENERALLY 5-15 MPH
   SHOULD MITIGATE ANY SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER THREAT RESULTING FROM
   LOW DAYTIME RH.  
   
   ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE COUNTRY...SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
   ARE NOT EXPECTED DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD.
   
   ..BANACOS.. 02/20/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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