Storm Prediction Center
Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 190852
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0252 AM CST THU JAN 19 2006
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR CNTRL AND WESTERN TEXAS/EASTERN
   NEW MEXICO/SW MISSOURI/CNTRL AND EASTERN OK...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   ANOTHER LEE CYCLONE DEVELOPS IN NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO DURING THE
   PERIOD...AS A SURFACE LOW MOVES INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION BRINGING
   SNOW AND RAIN. A COLD FRONT WILL STRETCH FROM THAT LOW PRESSURE
   SYSTEM TO THE LOW IN NEW MEXICO AND WILL MOVE THROUGH
   MISSOURI...KANSAS...AND INTO OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS BY THE END OF THE
   PERIOD. SOME SNOW WILL OCCUR ACROSS SOUTHEAST COLORADO AND SOUTHWEST
   KANSAS BEHIND THE FRONT.  ADDITIONALLY...A STORM SYSTEM MOVING INTO
   THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL BRING A MIX OF PRECIPITATION TO THAT
   REGION.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - CNTRL AND WESTERN TEXAS/EASTERN
   NEW MEXICO/SW MISSOURI/CNTRL AND EASTERN OK...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS
   
   A LARGE PORTION OF THE SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS WILL BE IN A HIGH FIRE
   DANGER DURING THE PERIOD. ONCE AGAIN...SURFACE WINDS WILL BE
   STRONG...WITH SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 25 MPH...AND GUSTS ABOVE 30
   MPH. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL FALL ACROSS THE REGION AS DEWPOINT
   VALUES REMAIN LOW...HOWEVER...SOME MOISTURE IS FORECAST TO RETURN TO
   THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE CRITICAL AREA...AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY
   VALUES WILL IMPROVE AFTER SUNSET. THE STRONG WIND SPEEDS ARE
   EXPECTED TO DECREASE FOLLOWING SUNSET AS WELL. THEREFORE...THE MAJOR
   FIRE WEATHER THREAT WILL EXIST DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING
   HOURS WHEN THE COMBINATION OF UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES...LOW
   RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...AND STRONG WINDS WILL EXIST. ALSO...SURFACE
   FUELS REMAIN EXTREMELY DRY DUE TO THE LONG TERM DROUGHT IN THE
   REGION.
   
   ...SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO...
   
   STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN THIS REGION DURING THE AFTERNOON
   HOURS...WITH WINDS NEAR 30 MPH...AND HIGHER GUSTS. RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES WILL FALL TO NEAR 15 PERCENT DURING THE LATE
   AFTERNOON...WHEN THE HIGHEST FIRE DANGER WILL EXIST.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 01/19/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 190953
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0353 AM CST THU JAN 19 2006
   
   VALID 201200Z - 211200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR CNTRL AND WESTERN OK/NW
   TEXAS/TEXAS PANHANDLE...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CENTRAL PART OF THE UNITED STATES
   BRINGING COOLER TEMPERATURES AND HIGHER RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES. A
   SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE FROM OKLAHOMA TO THE OHIO
   VALLEY...BRINGING SOME SPOTTY PRECIPITATION TO THE MIDWEST. A HIGH
   PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BUILD BEHIND THE COLD FRONT AND WILL BEGIN TO
   DOMINATE THE WESTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE COUNTRY.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - CNTRL AND WESTERN OK/NW
   TEXAS/TEXAS PANHANDLE...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG AND GUSTY POST FRONTAL WINDS...CHANGING
   WIND DIRECTION
   
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE HIGHER AND SURFACE TEMPERATURES
   COOLER THEN PREVIOUS DAYS AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE SOUTHERN
   GREAT PLAINS...HOWEVER...WINDS WILL BE STRONG AND GUSTY BEHIND THE
   FRONT MAINLY DURING THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS
   ARE EXPECTED TO EXCEED 20 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH OR
   HIGHER...AND WITH THE CONTINUED DROUGHT CONDITIONS AND DRY SURFACE
   FUELS...FIRE DANGER WILL CONTINUE TO EXIST. ADDITIONALLY...THE WIND
   DIRECTION WILL QUICKLY CHANGE BEHIND THE COLD FRONT...WITH WINDS OUT
   OF THE SOUTH DURING THE MORNING HOURS CHANGING TO A NORTHERLY
   DIRECTION DIRECTLY AFTER FRONTAL PASSAGE. THEREFORE...ANY NEW OR
   EXISTING FIRES WILL CHANGE CHARACTER SOMEWHAT WITH THE DIFFERENT
   WIND DIRECTION.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 01/19/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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