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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 130741
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0241 AM CDT WED APR 13 2005
   
   VALID 131200Z - 141200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR GREAT BASIN...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED SURFACE COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE
   PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY WITH SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS FROM
   NRN CA TO WRN MT.  AHEAD OF THE SURFACE COLD FRONT DRY...WINDY AND
   WARM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FROM THE GREAT BASIN TO THE PLAINS OF
   MT THIS AFTERNOON.
   
   DRY NORTHERLY FLOW AT THE SURFACE MAINTAINS A COOL AND DRY AIRMASS
   FROM SRN NEW ENGLAND TO THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.  BREEZY NORTH
   TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 25 MPH WILL OCCUR FROM CNTRL PA TO SRN
   WI...WITH MINIMUM RH VALUES RANGING FROM 20 TO 30 PERCENT AND
   MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S.
   
   AN UPPER LOW OVER TN THIS MORNING MOVES SLOWLY SOUTHEASTWARD DURING
   THE PERIOD...BRINGING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO PORTIONS OF THE
   SOUTHEAST.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - GREAT BASIN...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: DRY...WINDY...AND WARM TODAY
   
   ...GREAT BASIN...
   PREFRONTAL SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 40 MPH...TEMPERATURES IN THE
   UPPER 60S TO MID 70S...AND MINIMUM RH VALUES AROUND 10 PERCENT ARE
   EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON PRIOR TO COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE EARLY THIS
   EVENING.  ALTHOUGH THE OBSERVED NFDRS CLASS RATINGS /HIGH/ AND 10 HR
   FUEL MOISTURE VALUES /3 TO 4%/ ARE BORDERLINE...WEATHER CONDITIONS
   WARRANT THE ISSUANCE OF A CRITICAL AREA FOR THIS AFTERNOON.
   
   ...SERN MT...
   AS SURFACE LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OVER CNTRL MT TODAY...SOUTHEAST
   WINDS INCREASE TO 15 TO 30 MPH AND MINIMUM RH VALUES FALL TO ABOUT
   20 PERCENT.  THE UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES /HIGHS IN THE 
   MIDDLE 70S/ AND DRY AIRMASS RESULTS IN NEAR-CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 04/13/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 130850
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0350 AM CDT WED APR 13 2005
   
   VALID 141200Z - 151200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER TROUGH ADVANCES EASTWARD FROM THE NRN ROCKIES TO THE NRN
   PLAINS DURING THE PERIOD...WHILE A STRONG UPPER RIDGE OVER THE
   CENTRAL U.S. SHIFTS SLOWLY EASTWARD.  EAST COAST UPPER TROUGH MOVES
   OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC...WITH SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND DRY
   NORTHERLY FLOW EXPECTED OVER MOST OF THE EAST. BREEZY NORTH WINDS
   ARE EXPECTED OVER SRN NEW ENGLAND...WHERE TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S
   AND LOWER 60S AND MINIMUM RH VALUES AROUND 25 PERCENT ARE EXPECTED.
   
   ...NRN PLAINS...
   A WINDY AND RELATIVELY DRY PATTERN DEVELOPS OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS
   THURSDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES FROM ERN MT THROUGH THE DAKOTAS. 
   AHEAD OF THE FRONT SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 40 MPH ARE
   EXPECTED WITH WARM AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 70S
   AND MINIMUM RH AROUND 30 PERCENT.  FOLLOWING THE FRONTAL PASSAGE
   WEST WINDS OF 20 TO 40 MPH DEVELOP OVER ERN MT AND THE WRN DAKOTAS. 
   THE COOLER POSTFRONTAL AIRMASS KEEPS TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 50S
   TO LOWER 60S...BUT MINIMUM RH VALUES FALL BETWEEN 15 AND 20 PERCENT.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 04/13/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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