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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 180641
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0141 AM CDT MON APR 18 2005
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER TROUGH WILL SAG SWD INTO THE GREAT BASIN WITH DEVELOPING UPPER
   LOW...AND WILL CAUSE WINDS TO INCREASE AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT THAT
   WILL EXTEND FROM CENTRAL WY SWWD INTO CENTRAL UT / SRN NV THIS
   AFTERNOON.  DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL IN THESE AREAS. 
   FARTHER E...UPPER RIDGE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE WITH LARGE AREA OF HIGH
   PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE...KEEPING RH LOW OVER THE SERN STATES BUT
   WITH LIGHT WINDS.
   
   ...SRN GA / N-CENTRAL FL / FL PANHANDLE...
   WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE DUE TO HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED
   OVER THE AREA. TEMPERATURES WILL RISE TO NEAR 80 DEGREES WITH MIN RH
   VALUES OF 20-25 PERCENT SRN GA / NRN FL. WINDS WILL BE LIGHT HOWEVER
   WHICH WILL LIMIT POTENTIAL SPREAD RATES.
   
   FARTHER SOUTH INTO CENTRAL FL...WINDS WILL BE STRONGER BUT STILL
   ONLY AVERAGE 10 MPH OUT OF THE EAST.  RH LEVELS WILL DECREASE TO
   30-35 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.  GOOD RH RECOVERY WILL
   OCCUR AFTER SUNSET AREAWIDE. COMBINATION OF LOW KBDI VALUES ALONG
   WITH DECREASED WIND SPEEDS WILL HELP TO MITIGATE THREAT OF
   SIGNIFICANT WILD FIRES TODAY.
   
   ...SRN WY / WRN CO / SERN UT / AZ / NM...
   IT WILL BE DRY AND WINDY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT TODAY. 
   THIS FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM SRN WY ACROSS THE WASATCH AND INTO SRN
   NV THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL NOT BE MOVING FAST. MIN RH VALUES E OF
   COLD FRONT WILL AVERAGE 10-15 PERCENT FROM SRN CA NEWD INTO SRN WY.
   EXPECT SUSTAINED SWLY SPEEDS OF 20-25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 04/18/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 180642
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0142 AM CDT MON APR 18 2005
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A STRONG UPPER LOW WILL BE SITUATED OVER THE GREAT BASIN ON
   TUESDAY...WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT EXTENDING EWD ACROSS THE WY/CO
   BORDER INTO CENTRAL MN.  SOUTH OF THIS FRONT...IT WILL BE WARM AND
   DRY.  STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS AZ/NM/CO/TX/OK/KS DUE TO
   GRADIENT BETWEEN DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE OVER CO AND STRONG SERN U.S.
   HIGH...MAKING FOR NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER PARTS
   OF AZ AND NM.
   
   FARTHER E...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE SERN STATES WITH
   LIGHT WINDS AND LOW RH.
   
   ...MUCH OF AZ / NM / SRN CO / FAR W TX...
   IT WILL BECOME VERY WINDY ON TUESDAY WITH STRONG WINDS ALOFT MIXING
   DOWN TO THE SURFACE.  SWLY SPEEDS OF 20-30 MPH WILL BE COMMON WITH
   HIGHER GUSTS. SUSTAINED WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST OVER NRN AZ...WHERE
   SPEEDS WILL LIKELY BE FROM 30-40 MPH. RH LEVELS WILL AVERAGE NEAR 15
   PERCENT MOST PLACES...ALTHOUGH TEMPERATURES WILL NOT BE HOT.
   
   ALTHOUGH LOCALLY DRY FUEL CONDITIONS MAY EXIST ON THE SMALL
   SCALE...COMBINATION OF RECENT PRECIPITATION OVER NM AND CO...ALONG
   WITH ABOVE NORMAL GREENNESS OVER SW TX / SERN NM AND PORTIONS OF AZ
   WILL MITIGATE WILD FIRE THREAT ON THE LARGE SCALE.
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   RH VALUES WILL BEGIN TO RISE A BIT ON TUESDAY...AS AIR MASS
   ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH PRESSURE MODIFIES.  VALUES OF 25-30 PERCENT
   STILL APPEAR LIKELY OVER GA AND NRN FL...BUT WINDS WILL BE LIGHT.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 04/18/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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