Storm Prediction Center
Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 220847
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0347 AM CDT SAT OCT 22 2005
   
   VALID 221200Z - 231200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   TRANQUIL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL OVER THE CONUS THIS
   PERIOD. A LARGE UPPER LOW CENTERED OVER THE ERN DAKOTAS/NWRN MN
   EARLY THIS MORNING WILL DIG SSEWD INTO THE MID-MS RIVER VALLEY IN
   RESPONSE TO UPSTREAM 80-90KT 500MB JET. ASSOCIATED SURFACE CYCLONE
   OVER THE CENTRAL APPALACHIAN MTNS WILL TRACK EWD TO THE MID-ATLANTIC
   COAST BY 23/00Z...WITH SURFACE COLD FRONT MOVING SWD INTO THE NRN
   GULF OF MEXICO. MODEST REX BLOCK WILL REMAIN OVER THE WEST WITH
   STATIONARY UPPER LOW OVER THE SRN GREAT BASIN AND A HIGH AMPLITUDE
   RIDGE EXTENDING FROM NRN NV/UT NWD INTO SRN ALBERTA AND BRITISH
   COLUMBIA. 
   
   SYNOPTIC PATTERN WILL YIELD GENERALLY LIGHT AND TOPOGRAPHICALLY
   DRIVEN SURFACE WINDS ACROSS THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST...ALONG WITH
   SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES AND MINIMUM RH VALUES BETWEEN 20-30 PERCENT
   IN VALLEY/BASIN LOCATIONS. 
   
   OVER THE GULF COAST STATES...NLY/NWLY SURFACE WINDS OF 10-20 MPH ARE
   LIKELY DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS ASSOCIATED WITH STEEP LOW-LEVEL
   LAPSE RATES IN POST-FRONTAL REGIME. MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES /HIGHS
   IN THE LOW TO MID 70S/ AND MINIMUM RH VALUES EXPECTED TO REMAIN
   ABOVE 35 PERCENT SHOULD PRECLUDE ANY SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER
   CONCERNS IN THIS REGION.
   
   ..BANACOS.. 10/22/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 220844
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0344 AM CDT SAT OCT 22 2005
   
   VALID 231200Z - 241200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   DURING THE DAY 2 PERIOD...DEEP UPPER TROUGH ACROSS THE MID-MS RIVER
   VALLEY WILL TRANSLATE ACROSS THE TN VALLEY AND SERN CONUS THROUGH
   SUNDAY AFTERNOON. STRONG LOW-LEVEL COLD ADVECTION WILL BRING MUCH
   COOLER TEMPERATURES TO MUCH OF THE SRN PLAINS EWD ACROSS THE GULF
   COAST AND CAROLINAS. STRONG SURFACE RIDGE CENTERED OVER THE
   CENTRAL/NRN PLAINS WILL BUILD SWD DURING THE PERIOD ACROSS THE SRN
   PLAINS REGION. ASSOCIATED WITH THIS EVOLUTION...STRONGEST GRADIENT
   WINDS ARE LIKELY ACROSS WRN/CENTRAL TX EWD ACROSS THE NWRN GULF
   COAST REGION...WITH SUSTAINED NLY WINDS OF 15-30 MPH DURING SUNDAY
   AFTERNOON. MARGINALLY LOW MINIMUM RH VALUES OF 30-40 PERCENT ARE
   POSSIBLE FOR A FEW HOURS ACROSS THE SRN PLAINS EWD TO THE LOWER MS
   RIVER VALLEY AS COOL/DRY CONTINENTAL AIR MASS ADVECTS SWD. BOUNDARY
   LAYER STABILIZATION WILL YIELD DECREASING WINDS AND IMPROVING
   LOW-LEVEL RH VALUES BY MID-EVENING. EXPECTED MINIMUM RH VALUES OF
   30-40 PERCENT AND COOL TEMPERATURES SHOULD PRECLUDE SIGNIFICANT FIRE
   WEATHER CONCERNS ACROSS THE S-CENTRAL CONUS ON DAY2. 
   
   ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE COUNTRY...LARGE-SCALE FIRE WEATHER PROBLEMS ARE
   NOT ANTICIPATED.
   
   ..BANACOS.. 10/22/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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