Storm Prediction Center
Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 021001
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0401 AM CST SAT APR 02 2005
   
   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   DEEP UPPER TROUGH NOW ACROSS THE OH/TN VALLEYS WILL PROGRESS INTO
   THE MID ATLANTIC BY THIS EVENING...WITH AN ASSOCIATED 100-105 KT MID
   LEVEL SPEED MAX ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST. VERY STRONG LARGE SCALE HEIGHT
   FALLS ON THE ORDER OF 240 M/12 HR WILL RESULT IN A TIGHT SFC
   PRESSURE GRADIENT AND VERY GUSTY SFC WINDS ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST.
   
   ...SRN GA/SC/NRN FL...
   A SFC COLD FRONT NOW EXTENDING FROM A SFC LOW IN THE OH
   VALLEY...THROUGH SE GA/CNTRL FL PANHANDLE WILL QUICKLY MOVE EWD
   TODAY...WITH MINIMUM RH VALUES FALLING BELOW 35 PERCENT FOR A NUMBER
   OF HOURS TODAY. FORECAST SOUNDINGS SUGGEST THE BOUNDARY LAYER WILL
   BE WELL MIXED WITH STEEP LOW LEVEL LAPSE RATES...WITH THE TOP OF THE
   MIXED LAYER AROUND 750-800MB. THIS WILL ALLOW HIGHER MOMENTUM AIR TO
   MIX DOWN TO THE SFC...WITH SUSTAINED SFC WINDS OF 20-35 MPH WITH
   HIGHER GUSTS. 
   
   ALTHOUGH WEATHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS RH/TEMP/WIND WILL SUPPORT A
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA...RECENT EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL PRECLUDE
   AN OUTLOOK ISSUANCE. RFC RADAR-DERIVED PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES FROM
   THE PAST WEEK AS WELL AS OBSERVED RAINFALL SUGGEST THAT AT LEAST 1.5
   TO 2.0 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN...WITH SOME AREAS RECEIVING AS MUCH
   5-7 INCHES.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 04/02/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 021002
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0402 AM CST SAT APR 02 2005
   
   VALID 031200Z - 041200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER TROUGH NOW W OF BC WILL MOVE INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ON
   SUNDAY WITH MID LEVEL FLOW INCREASING TO AROUND 60-80KT OVER THE SRN
   GREAT BASIN BY SUNDAY EVENING. FARTHER EAST...SUBTLE SHORTWAVE
   TROUGH WILL PROGRESS INTO THE SRN HIGH PLAINS WITHIN MODERATE WLY
   FLOW ALOFT. BOTH OF THESE UPPER AIR FEATURES WILL YIELD INCREASING
   SFC WINDS ON SUNDAY.
   
   SUSTAINED SFC WINDS OF 15-25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED BY
   SUNDAY AFTN ACROSS THE SRN CA DESERTS/SRN NV INTO NRN AZ/SCNTRL UT.
   MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL BE MARGINAL FOR A CRITICAL OUTLOOK ATTM AND
   FIRE DANGER CLASS VALUES ARE SUFFICIENTLY LOW...BUT THE COMBINATION
   OF WIND AND LOW RH VALUES BELOW 20 PERCENT MAY REQUIRE AN UPGRADE IN
   THE NEXT FORECAST ISSUANCE.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 04/02/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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