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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 060841
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0341 AM CDT FRI MAY 06 2005
   
   VALID 061200Z - 071200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER TROUGH WILL SWING EWD ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN TODAY...BRINGING
   PRECIPITATION TO MUCH OF THAT AREA AND POINTS N.  TO THE S...A DRY
   AIR MASS WILL REMAIN OVER SRN AZ AND NM WHERE IT WILL BE WINDY AS
   WELL.  FARTHER E...SURFACE LOW WILL DEVELOP OVER SERN MT AND
   WY...WITH VERY STRONG SLY WINDS OVER THE PLAINS DUE TO FALLING
   PRESSURES.  LOW RH WILL PERSIST OVER AR / LA / MS / ERN TX DUE TO
   HIGH PRESSURE. THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR ACROSS SRN WI / NRN MI DUE
   TO LOW PRESSURE TROUGH.
   
   ...SERN AZ / SWRN NM...
   NEAR CRITICAL CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP TODAY...AS UPPER TROUGH MOVES
   THROUGH THE AREA. SUSTAINED SWLY WIND SPEEDS WILL BE NEAR 20 MPH
   WITH HIGHER GUSTS. MIN RH SHOULD DROP TO NEAR 15 PERCENT BY LATE
   AFTERNOON. INCREASING HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS DURING THE AFTERNOON WILL
   HELP TO TEMPER OVERALL THREAT AND MAY KEEP RH WELL ABOVE 15 PERCENT
   IN SPOTS. ONLY MARGINALLY STRONG WINDS AND RH MAGNITUDES WILL
   PRECLUDE CRITICAL ISSUANCE TODAY.
   
   ...LOWER MS VALLEY...
   HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE AREA WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE GENERALLY LIGHT
   NELY FLOW AT THE SURFACE WITH LOW RH DURING THE DAYTIME.  MIN RH
   TODAY WILL BE BETWEEN 25-35 PERCENT AS TEMPERATURES RISE INTO THE
   80S. MIXING HEIGHTS WILL AVERAGE NEAR 4500 FT AGL. LACK OF RECENT
   RAIN ALONG WITH LOW RH VALUES WILL ALLOW FOR ELEVATED FIRE
   THREAT...BUT LIGHT WINDS SUGGEST THREAT NOT SIGNIFICANT.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 05/06/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 060842
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0342 AM CDT FRI MAY 06 2005
   
   VALID 071200Z - 081200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   BROAD UPPER TROUGH WILL BE LOCATED OVER THE CENTRAL AND WRN
   U.S...WITH MAIN ENERGY MOVING INTO THE NRN PLAINS.  A SURFACE LOW
   WILL BE OVER CENTRAL SD SAT AFTERNOON...WITH LOW PRESSURE TROUGH
   EXTENDING SWD INTO THE HIGH PLAINS. IT WILL REMAIN DRY OVER SRN AZ
   AND NM WITH LOCALLY WINDY CONDITIONS OVER NM AND W TX. HIGH PRESSURE
   OVER THE SERN STATES WILL CONTINUE THE DRY AND CALM CONDITIONS.
   
   ...SRN AZ / SRN AND ERN NM / W TX...
   STRONG SWLY WINDS WILL OCCUR OVER NM AND W TX SAT AS PRESSURES LOWER
   TO THE EAST. SUSTAINED SPEEDS NEAR 20 MPH WILL BE LIKELY WITH HIGHER
   GUSTS. FARTHER W OVER AZ...SPEEDS WILL BE LESS AT 10-15 MPH. RH
   WILL BOTTOM OUT GENERALLY FROM 15-20 PERCENT OVER THE REGION. RECENT
   PRECIPITATION OVER ERN NM AND W TX WILL HELP TO MINIMIZE FIRE THREAT
   HOWEVER.
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER THE AREA CAUSING YET ANOTHER DAY OF
   LOW RH AND WARM TEMPERATURES.  WINDS WILL BE LIGHT THOUGH AND WILL
   LIMIT FIRE THREAT...BUT AREAS THAT HAVE HAD THE LEAST AMOUNT OF RAIN
   RECENTLY MAY EXPERIENCE MARGINAL THREAT DURING THE AFTERNOON.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 05/06/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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