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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 271254
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK RESENT 1
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0654 AM CST TUE DEC 27 2005
   
   VALID 271200Z - 281200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL AND WRN TX / TX
   AND OK PNHDL / SRN OK / ERN NM...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A FAST MOVING SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL MOVE FROM THE CENTRAL HIGH
   PLAINS INTO THE MID MS VALLEY BY WED MORNING. AT THE SURFACE...LOW
   PRESSURE WILL DEEPEN ACROSS ERN KS / NERN OK AND WILL BE OVER WRN MO
   THIS AFTERNOON. WLY AND NWLY WINDS WILL BE STRONG BEHIND THIS
   LOW...WHERE THE AIR MASS WILL REMAIN VERY DRY. COMBINATION OF HIGH
   WINDS...LOW RH...WARM TEMPERATURES AND DROUGHT WILL CAUSE CRITICAL
   FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO OCCUR OVER MUCH OF THE SRN PLAINS.
   
   ELSEWHERE...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE SERN STATES WHERE RH
   WILL BE LOW BUT WINDS LIGHT.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - MUCH OF CENTRAL AND WRN TX / TX
   AND OK PNHDL / SRN OK / ERN NM...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS / LOW RH / DROUGHT
   
   A STRONG AND PROGRESSIVE SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL MOVE FROM NM AND CO
   INTO N TX/OK BY AFTERNOON. STRONG HEATING WILL HELP DOWNWARD
   TRANSPORT OF MOMENTUM WITH SUSTAINED WLY SURFACE WINDS OF 20-25
   MPH...GUSTING INTO THE 30-40 MPH RANGE ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...THE
   EXCEPTION BEING INTO ERN OK AND NERN TX WHERE GUSTS TO 25-30 WILL
   STILL BE POSSIBLE. THE STRONGEST WINDS HOWEVER WILL BE OVER ERN NM
   AND WRN TX...WHERE SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 30-40 MPH MAY OCCUR ALONG
   WITH GUSTS OVER 50 MPH. RH LEVELS WILL RANGE FROM 10-15 PERCENT OVER
   ERN NM AND W TX TO 20-30 PERCENT OVER ERN OK AND NERN TX.
   TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO BE MUCH ABOVE NORMAL WITH HIGHS MAINLY
   IN THE 70S F.
   
   ...FL / GA / CAROLINAS...
   RH WILL GRADUALLY LOWER THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND WILL AVERAGE 25-35
   PERCENT AT PEAK HEATING. WIND SPEEDS WILL BE LIGHT DUE TO HIGH
   PRESSURE SUGGESTING MARGINALLY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN
   COMBINATION WITH ONLY LOW TO MODERATE KBDI VALUES.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 12/27/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 270808
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0208 AM CST TUE DEC 27 2005
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   FIRE WEATHER THREAT WILL BE MUCH LOWER THAN ON TUESDAY AS PRESSURE
   GRADIENTS RELAX OVER THE SRN PLAINS...ALTHOUGH DRY AIR WILL REMAIN.
   UPPER TROUGH WILL CONTINUE EWD FROM THE MID MS VALLEY INTO THE
   APPALACHIANS WITH SURFACE LOW OVER NRN KY WED EVENING. AHEAD OF THIS
   SYSTEM...SLY WINDS WILL BRING INCREASING MOISTURE OFF THE GULF OF
   MEXICO INTO THE GULF COAST STATES...WHICH WILL INCREASE RH LEVELS
   DRAMATICALLY COMPARED TO PREVIOUS DAY.
   
   ...CENTRAL TX...
   PRESSURE GRADIENTS WILL RELAX WED AS MAIN LOW CONTINUES TO MOVE
   FARTHER E. HOWEVER...A DRY AIR MASS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE BUT WITH
   COOLER TEMPERATURES. HIGH TEMPERATURES MAINLY INTO THE LOWER 70S
   WILL ALLOW RH TO DROP INTO THE 20-30 PERCENT RANGE. WIND SPEEDS WILL
   ONLY AVERAGE 10 MPH OUT OF THE NW AND RH RECOVERY WILL BE GOOD
   OVERNIGHT.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 12/27/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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