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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 180806
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0206 AM CST WED JAN 18 2006
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SW AND CNTRL OKLAHOMA/NW AND N
   CNTRL TEXAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP OVER EASTERN COLORADO BY 19/00Z.
   SURFACE WINDS OVER THE SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS WILL INCREASE DURING
   THE AFTERNOON IN RESPONSE TO THIS SYSTEM. THE LOW WILL MOVE
   NORTHEASTWARD TOWARDS SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA DURING THE PERIOD...AND A
   LACK OF MOISTURE AHEAD OF THE ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT OVER KANSAS
   SUGGESTS VERY LITTLE PRECIPITATION WILL DEVELOP. ELSEWHERE...ANOTHER
   STORM SYSTEM IN THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES WILL EXIT THE REGION
   AFTER BRINGING RAIN AND SOME MIXED WINTER PRECIPITATION...AND A HIGH
   PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DOMINATE THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - SW AND CNTRL OKLAHOMA/NW AND N
   CNTRL TEXAS...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG AND GUSTY S/SW WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES...CONTINUED DROUGHT AND DRY SURFACE FUELS
   
   SURFACE WIND SPEEDS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS WILL INCREASE
   IN RESPONSE TO A STRENGTHENING PRESSURE GRADIENT FROM THE DEVELOPING
   LEE CYCLONE OVER EASTERN COLORADO. WIND SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AT
   OR ABOVE 20 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS...OVER THE AREA. RELATIVE
   HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE LOW ONCE AGAIN...WITH LATE AFTERNOON VALUES
   RANGING FROM SINGLE DIGITS TO MIDDLE TEENS. A SEVERE TO EXTREME
   DROUGHT CONTINUES ACROSS THE REGION...AND SURFACE FUELS REMAIN
   EXTREMELY DRY. THE GREATEST FIRE WEATHER THREAT APPEARS TO EXIST
   DURING THE AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING HOURS WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE
   HIGH AND WIND SPEEDS ARE MAXIMIZED...WITH THE THREAT TAPERING OFF
   SOMEWHAT AFTER SUNSET AS WIND SPEEDS DECREASE AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY
   VALUES RECOVER.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 01/18/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 180856
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0256 AM CST WED JAN 18 2006
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR NW TEXAS/TX PANHANDLE/SE NEW
   MEXICO...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A MIX OF LIQUID AND FROZEN PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR OVER THE GREAT
   LAKES REGION AS A SURFACE CYCLONE MOVES INTO THE AREA. A COLD FRONT
   WILL STRETCH FROM THAT SYSTEM IN SOUTHERN WISCONSIN TO ANOTHER
   DEVELOPING LEE CYCLONE IN NORTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO. AS WITH MOST OF
   THE PREVIOUS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS...MOISTURE WILL BE SCARCE AHEAD OF
   THE COLD FRONT AND NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED. ADDITIONALLY...A
   HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM STILL DOMINATES THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES...WHILE
   SNOW FALLS IN SOME AREAS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - NW TEXAS/TX PANHANDLE/SE NEW
   MEXICO...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...STRONG SURFACE WINDS
   
   A FIRE WEATHER THREAT EXISTS FOR A BRIEF PERIOD DURING THE AFTERNOON
   HOURS AS ANOTHER LEE CYCLONE DEVELOPS IN THE SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS.
   THIS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM FORMS IN NORTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO AND IN
   RESPONSE...WINDS IN NORTHWEST TEXAS...THE TEXAS PANHANDLE...AND
   EASTERN NEW MEXICO WILL BE AROUND 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SURFACE
   FUELS CONTINUE TO REMAIN DRY DUE TO THE CONTINUED DROUGHT...AND
   ANOTHER DAY OF FIRE WEATHER RISK WILL EXIST ONCE AGAIN AS RELATIVE
   HUMIDITY VALUES FALL INTO THE MID TEENS AND AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES
   CLIMB INTO THE MID TO UPPER 60S F.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 01/18/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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