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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 040921
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0321 AM CST SAT FEB 04 2006
   
   VALID 041200Z - 051200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   SOUTHERN PLAINS REMAINS BETWEEN MAJOR WEATHER SYSTEMS ON SATURDAY
   AND AS A RESULT, A WEAK SURFACE PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PRODUCE
   GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS DURING THE AFTERNOON EVEN THOUGH THE AIRMASS
   IS VERY DRY.  THE EASTERN THIRD OF THE U.S. IS UNDER A DEEP UPPER
   LEVEL TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER NEW
   ENGLAND.  ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY AID IN
   STRENGTHING THE SURFACE PRESSURE PATTERN, RESULTING IN STRONG WINDS
   FOR SUNDAY WILL BE MOVING ACROSS THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST.
   
   ..BOTHWELL.. 02/04/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 041001
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0401 AM CST SAT FEB 04 2006
   
   VALID 051200Z - 061200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR ERN NEW MEXICO..NORTHWEST
   TEXAS..SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA...
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SRN CALIFORNIA...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   SURFACE LOW OVER SERN COLORADO WILL TRACK SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS
   OKLAHOMA AND INTO SERN ARKANSAS DURING THE PERIOD RESULTING IN THE
   STRONGEST WINDS BY LATE MORNING TO EARLY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE
   SOUTHERN PLAINS.  THIS WILL BE IN RESPONSE TO AN UPPER LEVEL STORM
   SYSTEM ALSO TRACKING SOUTHEASTWARD FROM COLORADO TO ARKANSAS. STRONG
   NORTH WINDS WILL FOLLOW AS THE SURFACE LOW PASSES.
   
   A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM SETTING UP OVER THE INTERMOUNTAIN AND
   DESERT SOUTHWEST WILL RESULT IN A FAVORABLE PATTERN FOR THE
   BEGINNING OF A WEAK TO MODERATE SANTA ANA EVENT BY LATE IN THE
   PERIOD FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - ERN NEW MEXICO..NORTHWEST
   TEXAS..SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG GUSTY WINDS..LOW HUMIDITY MILD CONDITIONS
   AND SEVERE DROUGHT
   
   THE SURFACE PRESSURE PATTERN SHOULD ALLOW FOR STRONG..GUSTY AND DRY
   SOUTH TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS BY LATE MORNING TO EARLY AFTERNOON.
   DROUGHT CONDITIONS REMAIN OVER MOST OF THE AREA AND THE AIRMASS WILL
   BE QUITE DRY..RESULTING IN VERY LOW HUMIDITY AROUND 10 TO 15
   PERCENT.  AT THIS TIME, IT WOULD APPEAR THAT AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL
   ONLY BE IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID TO UPPER 60S ACROSS MUCH OF THE
   NORTHERN HALF OF THE AREA HELPING TO MITIGATE THE FIRE CONDITIONS
   SLIGHTLY. THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE AREA SHOULD SEE TEMPERATURES
   CLIMBING INTO THE 70S WHICH COMBINED WITH THE STRONG WINDS AND LOW
   HUMIDITY  AND DRY FUELS WILL PRODUCE AN INCREASED FIRE THREAT.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 2 - SRN CALIFORNIA...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: INCREASING DRY OFFSHORE WINDS..LOW HUMIDITY AND
   HIGH FIRE DANGER
   
   DURING THE DAY ON SUNDAY AND INTO MONDAY, THE SURFACE PRESSURE
   PATTERN SETTING UP OVER THE SOUTHWEST WILL RESULT IN A WEAK TO
   MODERATE SANTA ANA OFFSHORE WIND EVENT BEGINNING.  HUMIDITY SHOULD
   DROP TO BELOW 15 PERCENT WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH
   DEVELOPING ALONG WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
   
   ..BOTHWELL.. 02/04/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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