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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 280853
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0353 AM CDT FRI OCT 28 2005
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A BROAD UPPER TROUGH WILL REMAIN IN PLACE OVER THE WRN
   STATES...PROVIDING FOR COOLER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND
   SCATTERED PRECIPITATION TO MUCH OF THE REGION. THE PRESENCE OF
   MODERATE WSWLY FLOW OVER THE ROCKIES WILL SUSTAIN THE SURFACE LEE
   TROUGH OVER THE HIGH PLAINS. MEANWHILE...A BROAD AREA OF SURFACE
   HIGH PRESSURE...REINFORCED BY A STRONG UPPER LOW OVER THE ERN
   SEABOARD...WILL REMAIN IN CONTROL OF MUCH OF THE COUNTRY EAST OF THE
   PLAINS. A MODERATE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL EXIST BETWEEN THE LEE
   TROUGH AND THE HIGH PRESSURE...AIDING IN BREEZY CONDITIONS OVER MUCH
   OF THE PLAINS STATES. LOW RH READINGS WILL BE PRESENT ESPECIALLY IN
   CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE FROM TX ENEWD
   INTO THE OH VALLEY/SERN STATES. PRESENCE OF GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS IN
   THIS REGION WILL OFFSET THE LOW RH READINGS TO LIMIT ANY CRITICAL
   FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.
   
   ...PLAINS STATES...
   MODERATE /20-25 MPH/ SLY WINDS WILL OCCUR OVER MUCH OF THE PLAINS
   ALONG THE LOW LEVEL JET AXIS FROM NWRN OK INTO ERN SD/WRN MN.
   ALTHOUGH DEWPOINTS WILL BE SEASONABLY LOW /30S TO 40S/ TEMPERATURES
   WILL GENERALLY AVERAGE IN THE 60S WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR MIN RH
   READINGS TO AVERAGE BETWEEN 35-40 PERCENT.
   
   ...TX EWD INTO THE SERN STATES...
   ALONG THE SRN PERIPHERY OF THE BROAD SURFACE HIGH
   PRESSURE...TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR AVERAGE /70S/ AND COMBINED WITH
   DEWPTS IN THE 30S TO 40S WILL LEAD TO MIN RH READINGS FROM 25-35
   PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON. SUSTAINED WINDS WILL BE A LITTLE
   HIGHER THAN THE LAST FEW DAYS /AVERAGE AROUND 10 MPH/ DUE TO THE
   PRESENCE OF A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WAVE OVER THE NRN GULF OF MEXICO.
   SOME AREAS NEAR THE COAST MAY REACH SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 15 MPH
   FOR A FEW HOURS DURING THE AFTERNOON. GIVEN THESE GENERALLY LIGHT
   WIND CONDITIONS...A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT IS NOT ANTICIPATED.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 10/28/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 280855
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0355 AM CDT FRI OCT 28 2005
   
   VALID 291200Z - 301200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A BROAD UPPER TROUGH WILL SLOWLY MOVE EWD ACROSS THE WRN STATES.
   UNSETTLED WEATHER WITH SCATTERED PRECIPITATION CAN BE EXPECTED
   ACROSS MUCH OF THE ROCKIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH THIS SYSTEM. A WEAK
   SURFACE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SWD THROUGH THE NRN ROCKIES/PLAINS.
   THIS WILL AID IN SHIFTING THE LEE TROUGH FURTHER SOUTHEAST INTO THE
   CENTRAL/SRN PLAINS. THUS BREEZY CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED TO
   CONTINUE OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS WHILE INCREASING IN AREAL COVERAGE
   OVER THE SRN PLAINS AS A BROAD SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN
   OVER THE OH VALLEY/SERN STATES. LOW RH READINGS WILL AGAIN BE
   PRESENT OVER THE SERN STATES. BUT AS ON DAY ONE...SUSTAINED WINDS
   WILL GENERALLY AVERAGE 10 MPH OR LESS PRECLUDING ANY CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ...SRN/CENTRAL PLAINS...
   SUSTAINED SLY WINDS...WITH AVERAGE SPEEDS AROUND 20 MPH...WILL OCCUR
   OVER MUCH OF OK AND THE TX PANHANDLE NEWD INTO KS/WRN MO.
   TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY WARM...WITH READINGS INTO THE
   LOWER-MID 70S ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION. WITH LITTLE TO NO INCREASE
   IN DEWPTS EXPECTED AS A RESULT OF LIMITED GULF MOISTURE RETURN...MIN
   RH READINGS WILL BE SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN DAY ONE /30-35 PERCENT/. A
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT IS NOT ANTICIPATED GIVEN THE MARGINAL
   RH READINGS.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 10/28/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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