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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 091008
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0408 AM CST WED MAR 09 2005
   
   VALID 091200Z - 101200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   HIGH AMPLITUDE PATTERN REMAINS OVER THE U.S. WITH A STRONG TROUGH IN
   THE EAST AND UPPER RIDGING ALONG THE PACIFIC COAST.  NORTHWEST FLOW
   COVERS MOST OF THE INTERIOR WITH A SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVING THROUGH
   THE SOUTHEAST AND ANOTHER SYSTEM MOVING INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS. 
     
   A DRY AIRMASS WITH RELATIVELY LIGHT WINDS LINGERS OVER THE SOUTHEAST
   /AL...GA...NRN FL/ ALTHOUGH MINIMUM RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN
   AT OR ABOVE 30 TO 35 PERCENT.  
   
   PRECIPITATION MOVES FROM THE CENTRAL PLAINS TO THE SOUTHEAST DURING
   THE PERIOD...WITH RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS EXTENDING FROM THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST TO THE NORTHERN PLAINS.  GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF
   15 TO 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED TODAY FROM THE PLAINS OF MT TO THE
   PANHANDLES OF TX AND OK.
   
   ...WRN KS TO WRN TX...
   DRY NORTHWEST FLOW AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT PRODUCES AFTERNOON WINDS
   OF 15 TO 25 MPH AND MINIMUM RH IN THE 20 TO 25 PERCENT RANGE. 
   MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES IN THIS REGION ARE GENERALLY EXPECTED TO REACH
   THE MIDDLE 60S...RESULTING IN A PERIOD OF NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS IN THE EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON.  WINDS WILL BEGIN TO
   SUBSIDE AND SHIFT TO A SOUTHERLY COMPONENT BY THIS EVENING WITH A
   SUBSTANTIAL RECOVERY IN RH OVERNIGHT.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 03/09/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 091055
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0455 AM CST WED MAR 09 2005
   
   VALID 101200Z - 111200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LITTLE CHANGE IN THE OVERALL PATTERN IS EXPECTED WITH LARGE UPPER
   LOW OVER HUDSON BAY AND RIDGING ALONG THE PACIFIC COAST.  DEEP
   NORTHWEST FLOW PUSHES A COLD FRONT TO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS BY
   THURSDAY EVENING...WITH STRONG NORTHWEST SURFACE WINDS /20 TO 40 MPH
   WITH HIGHER GUSTS/ FROM THE DAKOTAS TO NORTHWEST TEXAS.
   
   PRECIPITATION IS POSSIBLE DURING THE PERIOD OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST
   AS A VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL SHORTWAVE APPROACHES THE NATION.  SHOWERS
   ARE ALSO POSSIBLE NEAR THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY...EXTENDING FROM THE
   GREAT LAKES REGION TO SOUTHERN TX BY FRIDAY MORNING.
   
   ...NWRN TX/WRN OK...
   DRY NORTHWEST FLOW WITH SURFACE WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH AND MINIMUM RH
   BETWEEN 20 TO 25 PERCENT ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY AFTERNOON.  DESPITE
   THE NORTHWEST FLOW...TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE QUITE MILD AND IN THE
   MID 60S TO LOWER 70S BEFORE A COOLER AIRMASS MOVES IN OVERNIGHT.
   
   ...NWRN KS/SRN NE...
   VERY WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER NE AND KS THURSDAY WITH
   NORTHWEST WINDS EXCEEDING 30 TO 40 MPH AND MINIMUM RH AS LOW AS 20
   PERCENT.  HOWEVER...A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA IS NOT BEING ISSUED
   AT THIS TIME DUE TO THE COOLER POSTFRONTAL AIRMASS /MAXIMUM
   TEMPERATURES ONLY IN THE UPPER 40S TO 50S/ AND BECAUSE SHOWERS MAY
   ACCOMPANY THE FRONTAL PASSAGE THURSDAY MORNING.  NONETHELESS...VERY
   WINDY AND RELATIVELY DRY CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR DURING THE AFTERNOON.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 03/09/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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