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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 240849
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0249 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2006
   
   VALID 241200Z - 251200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SOUTHERN CA WEST OF THE COASTAL
   RANGE...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   STAGNANT UPPER LOW OFF THE NORTHERN COAST OF BAJA WILL BEGIN TO
   SLOWLY EJECT NORTHEASTWARD DURING THE LATTER PART OF THE PERIOD. A
   RATHER AMPLIFIED YET PROGRESSIVE UPPER FLOW REGIME WILL DOMINATE THE
   REMAINDER OF THE CONUS...WITH UPPER RIDGE/HIGH PRESSURE DEVELOPING
   EASTWARD INTO THE PLAINS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - SOUTHERN CA WEST OF THE COASTAL
   RANGE...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW RH/WARM
   TEMPERATURES
   
   STRONG SANTA ANA EVENT IS ONGOING THIS MORNING...ATTRIBUTABLE TO
   HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST/VERY STRONG OFFSHORE
   GRADIENT AND ENHANCED OFFSHORE FLOW ON NORTHERN PERIPHERY OF BAJA
   UPPER LOW. WIND GUSTS OF 30-60 MPH WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE THROUGH THE
   MORNING...WITH A DIMINISHING TREND THEREAFTER. GIVEN THE
   OFFSHORE/SUBSIDENT TRAJECTORIES...WARM TEMPERATURES WILL AGAIN REACH
   THE 70S IN THE COASTAL VALLEYS. AFTER VERY POOR RH RECOVERY THIS
   MORNING...ANOTHER DAY OF CRITICALLY LOW RH VALUES /AS LOW AS 8-12
   PERCENT/ IS EXPECTED. RH RECOVERY WILL IMPROVE TONIGHT GIVEN THE
   ONSHORE TREND LATE IN THE PERIOD.
   
   ...LOWER CO RIVER VALLEY...
   GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY ACROSS THE LOWER CO RIVER
   VALLEY...WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 15-20 MPH POSSIBLE. MINIMUM RH VALUES
   WILL AGAIN BE AROUND 15 PERCENT.
   
   ..GUYER.. 01/24/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 240851
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0251 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2006
   
   VALID 251200Z - 261200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER LOW WILL PROGRESS FROM THE LOWER CO RIVER VALLEY TOWARD THE
   CENTRAL/SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS ON WEDNESDAY...WHILE ADDITIONAL
   SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVES ONSHORE THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. SURFACE HIGH
   PRESSURE WILL SHIFT FROM THE SOUTHERN PLAINS INTO THE LOWER
   MISSISSIPPI VALLEY...WHILE CYCLOGENESIS OCCURS LATE IN THE PERIOD
   ACROSS THE NORTHERN/CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS.
   
   ...NORTHERN/CENTRAL FL AND ADJACENT AL/GA...
   IN WAKE OF COLD FRONT...NORTHERLY CONTINENTAL TRAJECTORIES WILL
   YIELD A DRIER AIRMASS WITH DIMINISHED RH VALUES ON WEDNESDAY.
   ALTHOUGH AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES /60S/ WILL BE COOLER...CRITICALLY
   LOW RH VALUES WILL FALL TO 25-35 PERCENT FOR SEVERAL HOURS DURATION.
   NORTH/NORTHWEST WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE AROUND 10 MPH.
   
   ...SOUTHERN CA...
   WITH UPPER LOW MOVING OVER THE SOUTHWEST DESERTS...ONSHORE
   FLOW/PRESENCE OF MARINE LAYER WILL YIELD MUCH IMPROVED FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS ACROSS THE COASTAL VALLEYS OF SOUTHERN CA ON WEDNESDAY.
   COOLER /5-8 DEG F/ TEMPERATURES AND HIGHER RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED
   WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
   
   ...SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS...
   AS UPPER LOW CROSSES THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES...LEE TROUGH WILL DEVELOP
   ACROSS THE CENTRAL/SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS DURING THE LATTER PART OF
   THE PERIOD. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL MODESTLY INCREASE WEDNESDAY
   AFTERNOON/EVENING...WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 15-20 MPH POSSIBLE...NAMELY
   ACROSS NORTHEAST NM/SOUTHEAST CO INTO THE OK/TX PANHANDLES.
   
   ..GUYER.. 01/24/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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