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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 020743
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0143 AM CST MON JAN 02 2006
   
   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SOUTHEAST OK/NORTHEAST
   TX/NORTHWEST LA/SOUTHWEST AR...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE FROM CENTRAL ARKANSAS...TO
   CENTRAL INDIANA...TO WEST VIRGINIA DURING THE PERIOD. THIS SYSTEM
   WILL BRING WIDESPREAD RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE EASTERN
   US...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER IN THE SOUTHEASTERN
   STATES. THE FIRST COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CYCLONE WILL MOVE
   THROUGH THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY EARLY IN THE DAY...WHILE A SECONDARY
   COLD FRONT WILL DEVELOP AND MOVE THROUGH THE CENTRAL PLAINS DURING
   THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ONCE AGAIN...THESE SERIES OF COLD FRONTS
   WILL ONLY BRING SLIGHTLY COOLER AIR INTO THE CENTRAL/SOUTHERN
   PLAINS...AND ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL STILL PERSIST IN THE
   AREA.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - SOUTHEAST OK/NORTHEAST
   TX/NORTHWEST LA/SOUTHWEST AR...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: LOW RH VALUES...STRONG/GUSTY W/NW WINDS...WARM
   AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES...PROLONGED SEVERE DROUGHT
   
   A PERIOD OF FIRE WEATHER DANGER WILL EXIST MAINLY DURING THE LATE
   AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING HOURS ACROSS THE CRITICAL AREA. WHILE TWO
   COLD FRONTS MOVE THROUGH THE AREA DURING THE PERIOD...ONLY SLIGHTLY
   COOLER AIR WILL FILTER INTO THE REGION. WESTERLY/NORTHWESTERLY WINDS
   BEHIND THESE FRONTS WILL BE STRONG AND GUSTY AT TIMES...AND COUPLED
   WITH PERSISTENT ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...SEVERE TO EXTREME
   DROUGHT CONDITIONS...AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...THE POTENTIAL FOR
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXISTS MAINLY FOR 18Z/02 - 00Z/03.
   THE STRONG/GUSTY WINDS WILL RAPIDLY WEAKEN AFTER SUNSET...QUICKLY
   MINIMIZING THE FIRE THREAT.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 01/02/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 020920
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0320 AM CST MON JAN 02 2006
   
   VALID 031200Z - 041200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL OK/TX
   PANHANDLE/OK PANHANDLE/NORTHWEST TX/EXTREME EASTERN NM...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP NEAR THE NEBRASKA/KANSAS
   BORDER BY 04/00Z...AND AS THIS SYSTEM MOVES SOUTHWESTWARD...A COLD
   FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CENTRAL/SOUTHERN PLAINS DURING THE
   EVENING AND EARLY MORNING HOURS.  ONCE AGAIN...LACK OF MOISTURE
   AHEAD OF THIS FRONT WILL PRECLUDE ANY PRECIPITATION FOR THE
   REGION...CONTINUING THE DROUGHT.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - WESTERN AND CENTRAL OK/TX
   PANHANDLE/OK PANHANDLE/NORTHWEST TX/EXTREME EASTERN NM...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG AND GUSTY W/SW WINDS...LOW TO VERY LOW
   RH...HIGH AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES
   
   STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   AREA DURING THE PERIOD OF CYCLOGENESIS IN THE CENTRAL PLAINS.  AS
   THIS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DEVELOPS...SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS IN THE
   REGION WILL BE AROUND 20 KTS...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  THE AIRMASS IN
   THIS REGION WILL BE VERY DRY...WITH SOME AFTERNOON RH VALUES
   APPROACHING THE MID TEENS...AND AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES AGAIN
   CLIMBING TO AT LEAST UNSEASONABLY WARM...AND POTENTIALLY
   RECORD...VALUES.  GIVEN THESE CONDITIONS...PORTIONS OF THE AREA
   COULD BE UPGRADED TO AN EXTREMELY CRITICAL AREA...ESPECIALLY IN
   TEXAS WHERE IT APPEARS WIND SPEEDS WILL BE MAXIMIZED.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 01/02/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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