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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 150713
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0213 AM CDT THU SEP 15 2005
   
   VALID 151200Z - 161200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER RIDGING WILL BUILD EWD ACROSS THE SWRN STATES/ROCKIES AHEAD OF
   AN UPPER TROUGH DEEPENING ALONG THE WEST COAST. ABOVE NORMAL
   TEMPERATURES ALONG WITH LOW RH READINGS FROM 10-15 PERCENT CAN BE
   EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF THE GREAT BASIN/SWRN STATES IN ASSOCIATION
   WITH THE UPPER RIDGE. A GRADUAL INCREASE IN SURFACE SWLY WINDS WILL
   OCCUR OVER THE GREAT BASIN AND NRN ROCKIES IN RESPONSE TO INCREASING
   MID LEVEL SWLY FLOW AND STRENGTHENING LEE TROUGH OVER THE WRN GREAT
   BASIN AND WRN MT.
   
   ...GREAT BASIN...
   DESPITE LOW RH READINGS IN THE GREAT BASIN...SUSTAINED WINDS ARE
   EXPECTED TO AVERAGE FROM 10-15 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS OVER 20 MPH
   PRECLUDING A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 09/15/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 150716
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0216 AM CDT THU SEP 15 2005
   
   VALID 161200Z - 171200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   INTENSIFYING UPPER TROUGH ALONG THE WEST COAST WILL LEAD TO STRONGER
   SURFACE WINDS OVER THE GREAT BASIN/ROCKIES THAN WILL OCCUR ON DAY
   ONE. THE COMBINATION OF LOW RH READINGS WITH INCREASING WINDS WILL
   LEAD TO NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF THIS
   REGION. ELSEWHERE...UPPER RIDGING WILL MOVE INTO THE PLAINS WITH
   INCREASINGLY SLY SURFACE WINDS AND WARMING TEMPERATURES ALONG THE
   HIGH PLAINS.
   
   ...GREAT BASIN/ROCKIES/FOUR CORNERS...
   A BROAD AREA OF LOW RH READINGS AND INCREASING SURFACE SWLY WIND
   WILL OCCUR OVER THE REGION ON DAY TWO IN ASSOCIATION WITH
   APPROACHING UPPER TROUGH AND STRENGTHENING MID LEVEL WIND FIELDS.
   ENOUGH UNCERTAINTY EXISTS ATTM WITH THE TIMING OF A STRONG SHORTWAVE
   ARRIVAL INTO THE PAC NW AND IT/S PHASING WITH SRN STREAM UPPER
   TROUGH MOVING OUT OF CA THAT A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK AREA
   WILL NOT BE ISSUED ATTM. AT THE VERY LEAST...SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS
   WILL BE BETWEEN 15-20 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 25 MPH.  HOWEVER...A
   PERFECT MODEL FCST WOULD INDICATE THAT STRONGER WINDS AND CRITICAL
   FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY OVER PORTIONS OF THE REGION.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 09/15/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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