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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 290723
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0123 AM CST THU DEC 29 2005
   
   VALID 291200Z - 301200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LARGE UPPER TROUGH WILL CONTINUE EWD OFF THE EAST COAST LATE
   TODAY...WHILE A SECONDARY SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVES THROUGH THE CENTRAL
   ROCKIES AND INTO THE PLAINS. AT THE SURFACE...A LEE TROUGH WILL
   SHIFT EWD INTO THE CENTRAL AND SRN PLAINS WITH INCREASING SLY FLOW.
   BEHIND THIS TROUGH...A COLD FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM CENTRAL SD INTO
   WRN KS AND SERN CO...WITH STRONG NWLY WINDS BEHIND IT AND LOW RH DUE
   TO DOWNSLOPE FLOW. OVERNIGHT...COLD FRONT WILL SHIFT SWD INTO NRN TX
   WITH COOL TEMPERATURES BEHIND IT.
   
   ...CENTRAL AND SRN OK INTO NRN TX...
   AN ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER THREAT WILL EXIST TODAY...DUE TO A RETURN
   OF WARMER TEMPERATURES...SLY WINDS AND SEVERE DROUGHT. SUSTAINED SLY
   WINDS NEAR 15 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH GUSTS OF 15-20 MPH...ALONG WITH
   TEMPERATURES OF 65-70 AND MIN RH VALUES OF 20-30 PERCENT.
   COMBINATION OF INCREASING WIND AND MARGINALLY LOW RH VALUES WILL
   CAUSE NEAR CRITICAL CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP FOR A FEW HOURS DURING THE
   AFTERNOON. OVERNIGHT...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH MOST OF OK
   SHIFTING WINDS TO NW AT 10-15 MPH BUT WITH COOLER TEMPERATURES.
   
   ...SERN CO / NERN NM / TX AND OK PANHANDLE...
   IT WILL BECOME WINDY AND DRY TODAY AS DOWNSLOPE WINDS INCREASE TO
   15-25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONALLY...WINDS WILL GRADUALLY
   SHIFT TO NWLY FROM SERN CO INTO THE TX PANHANDLE LATE IN THE DAY
   WHEN A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH. AHEAD OF THIS FRONT...RH WILL
   GENERALLY RANGE FROM 15-20 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON...BUT WILL
   RECOVER QUICKLY BY EVENING WHEN WINDS SHIFT AND TEMPERATURES COOL.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 12/29/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 290724
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0124 AM CST THU DEC 29 2005
   
   VALID 301200Z - 311200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER SHORTWAVE TROUGH OVER THE PLAINS WILL AMPLIFY INTO THE MS
   RIVER VALLEY AS IT MOVES EWD WITH SURFACE LOW OVER NRN IL BY FRIDAY
   EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL FILTER SEWD INTO THE CENTRAL AND SRN
   PLAINS BEHIND THIS SYSTEM WITH COOLER TEMPERATURES. CONDITIONS WILL
   REMAIN RELATIVELY DRY OVER FL WITH WEAK HIGH PRESSURE AND LIGHT
   WINDS.
   
   ...OK INTO NRN AND CENTRAL TX...
   IT WILL BE DRY AND SOMETIMES BREEZY FRIDAY WITH NLY FLOW BEHIND COLD
   FRONT. TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER OVER OK IN THE 55-65 DEGREE
   RANGE...BUT WARMER FARTHER S WITH 70-75 F INTO THE HILL COUNTRY. MIN
   RH WILL ONLY DROP INTO THE 25-35 PERCENT RANGE DUE TO COOLER
   TEMPERATURES. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS WILL NOT BE PARTICULARLY STRONG
   AT 10-15 MPH...BUT GIVEN EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT...FIRE THREAT WILL
   REMAIN SOMEWHAT ELEVATED.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 12/29/2005
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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