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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 040836
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0236 AM CST SUN DEC 04 2005
   
   VALID 041200Z - 051200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SRN CA...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LONGWAVE UPPER TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO EVOLVE OVER THE CONUS
   TODAY...WITH COLD FRONT PROGRESSING E/SE ACROSS THE MID
   ATLANTIC/GULF COAST STATES AND FAR SOUTH TX. AHEAD OF EWD MOVING LOW
   PRESSURE/COLD FRONT...BOUNDARY LAYER MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO
   INCREASE ACROSS THE SE STATES/FLORIDA...SUCH THAT CRITICAL RH VALUES
   ARE NOT EXPECTED ACROSS THE INTERIOR FL PENINSULA TODAY. HIGH
   PRESSURE WILL BE PREVALENT ACROSS THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST...WITH
   OFFSHORE FLOW ACROSS SRN CA.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - SRN CA...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: LOCALLY STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOWERING RH
   VALUES
   
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD E/SE ACROSS THE INTERMOUNTAIN REGION
   TODAY...WHILE UPPER TROUGH AXIS SLIDES SEWD ACROSS SRN CA EARLY IN
   THE PERIOD. GIVEN THE OFFSHORE GRADIENT AND MODEST UPPER SUPPORT...
   LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS WILL BE ONGOING THIS MORNING /NAMELY BELOW
   CANYONS AND PASSES/...AND AGAIN PEAK TONIGHT/EARLY MONDAY. OFFSHORE
   GRADIENT WILL INITIALLY BE AROUND 10 MBS FROM LAX-TPH...PERHAPS
   DECREASING TO AROUND 8 MBS TONIGHT. ASIDE FROM THE LOCALLY
   STRONG/GUSTY WINDS THROUGH THE PERIOD...TEMPERATURES WILL WARM/RH
   VALUES WILL LOWER INTO MONDAY ATTRIBUTABLE TO PERSISTENCE OF
   OFFSHORE TRAJECTORIES. MINIMUM AFTERNOON RH VALUES WILL BE AS LOW AS
   10-15 PERCENT ACROSS INTERIOR SRN CA THIS AFTERNOON...WITH VERY POOR
   RH RECOVERIES OVERNIGHT.
   
   ..GUYER.. 12/04/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 040837
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0237 AM CST SUN DEC 04 2005
   
   VALID 051200Z - 061200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SRN CA...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   BROAD UPPER TROUGH BE DOMINANT FEATURE OVER THE CONUS ON
   MONDAY...WITH SEVERAL EMBEDDED SHORTWAVE TROUGHS PIVOTING OVER THE
   GREAT LAKES/MID ATLANTIC STATES. COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS SEWD
   ACROSS THE SE STATES/FL PENINSULA ON MONDAY...WHILE LOW PRESSURE
   RAPIDLY DEEPENS OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST MONDAY NIGHT. WEAKENING
   INTERMOUNTAIN HIGH PRESSURE MAY ALLOW THE OFFSHORE PRESSURE GRADIENT
   TO RELAX SOMEWHAT ACROSS SRN CA.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - SRN CA...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOWERING RH VALUES
   
   AMIDST MODERATE SANTA ANA REGIME...LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS WILL BE
   ONGOING ACROSS THE COASTAL RANGE/VALLEY AREAS OF SRN CA MONDAY
   MORNING. THESE LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGH THE
   PERIOD...POTENTIALLY FURTHER AIDED BY A SECONDARY MID LEVEL TROUGH
   PASSAGE/ENSUING CAA ON MONDAY. CONTINUANCE OF OFFSHORE FLOW REGIME
   WILL PROMOTE MILD TEMPERATURES AND LOW RH VALUES OF 10-15 PERCENT
   DURING PEAK HEATING...WITH POOR RH RECOVERIES OVERNIGHT INTO
   TUESDAY.
   
   ..GUYER.. 12/04/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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