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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 141004
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0404 AM CST TUE FEB 14 2006
   
   VALID 141200Z - 151200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AS POLAR VORTEX PIVOTS NEAR HUDSON BAY...SHORTWAVE UPPER TROUGH WILL
   DIG SOUTHWARD ALONG THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST...WITH A BROAD
   WESTERLY/ZONAL UPPER FLOW REGIME OVER THE MAJORITY OF THE CONUS. AT
   THE SURFACE...WEAK LOW PRESSURE/LEE TROUGH WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE
   SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS...WITH GUSTY WINDS ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN
   NM/WEST TX. HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP A DRY AIRMASS ACROSS THE
   SOUTHEAST STATES.
   
   ...EASTERN NM AND WEST/NORTHWEST TX...
   BREEZY SW WINDS OF 15-30 MPH WILL EXIST ACROSS MUCH OF EASTERN NM
   AND WEST/NORTHWEST TX TODAY SOUTH OF WEAK SURFACE LOW/LEE TROUGH.
   HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY REACH THE LOWER 70S...WITH SINGLE
   DIGIT AFTERNOON RH VALUES.
   
   ...FL/AL/GA/SC...
   INFLUENCE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MAINTAIN A DRY AIRMASS ACROSS MUCH
   OF THE SOUTHEAST STATES. MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL BE AS LOW AS 25
   PERCENT FOR SEVERAL HOURS DURATION ACROSS INTERIOR GA/AL/SC AND
   NORTHERN FL...RANGING TO 35 PERCENT ACROSS THE SOUTHERN FL
   PENINSULA. GIVEN THE CLOSE PROXIMITY OF THE SURFACE HIGH...WINDS
   WILL BE COMPARATIVELY LIGHTER FROM MONDAY...WITH WIND SPEEDS
   GENERALLY 5-10 MPH TODAY.
   
   ...OZARKS VICINITY...
   COMBINATION OF RATHER WARM TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S...BREEZY S/SW
   WINDS...AND LOW RH VALUES WILL LEAD TO A HEIGHTENED FIRE DANGER
   ACROSS THE OZARKS VICINITY THIS AFTERNOON. SUSTAINED SOUTH/SOUTHWEST
   WINDS MAY REACH 15-20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON...WITH MINIMUM RH VALUES
   OF 25 PERCENT OR BELOW.
   
   ..GUYER.. 02/14/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 141007
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0407 AM CST TUE FEB 14 2006
   
   VALID 151200Z - 161200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR EASTERN NM AND WEST/NORTHWEST
   TX...
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SOUTHERN NV/MUCH OF AZ INTO
   SOUTHERN NM...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   WITHIN LONGWAVE TROUGH...POLAR VORTEX WILL SHIFT SOUTHWARD OVER THE
   CENTRAL CANADIAN PRAIRIES WEDNESDAY...WHILE SHORTWAVE TROUGH CROSSES
   THE GREAT BASIN/FOUR CORNERS AREA. IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE
   LATTER...STRONG/GUSTY WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED ACROSS A LARGE PORTION
   OF THE SOUTHERN GREAT BASIN/FOUR CORNERS VICINITY...INTO THE
   SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - EASTERN NM AND WEST/NORTHWEST
   TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: GUSTY SW WINDS AND LOW RH VALUES/WARM
   TEMPERATURES
   
   WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS MUCH OF NM INTO WEST/NORTHWEST TX
   WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOUTHWARD TRANSITION OF MID
   LEVEL JET OVER THE FOUR CORNERS AND EASTWARD DEVELOPMENT OF LOW
   PRESSURE ACROSS THE ROCKIES/HIGH PLAINS. SOUTHWEST/WEST WINDS OF
   15-30 MPH ARE LIKELY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...STRONGEST FROM THE EAST
   CENTRAL NM MOUNTAINS INTO THE EASTERN NM PLAINS. SOUTH OF THE
   LEADING EDGE OF SHALLOW COOLER AIR...DOWNSLOPE TRAJECTORIES/DEEP
   MIXING WILL SUPPORT MILD TEMPERATURES WELL INTO THE 70S ACROSS MUCH
   OF THE EASTERN NM PLAINS AND WEST TX...WITH LOW RH VALUES.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 2 - SOUTHERN NV/MUCH OF AZ INTO
   SOUTHERN NM...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: VERY STRONG WINDS
   
   AS STRONG LOW PRESSURE AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT MOVES EAST ACROSS
   THE REGION...RATHER STRONG WEST/SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED OVER
   A BROAD EXTENT OF THE SOUTHERN GREAT BASIN/COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AND
   FOUR CORNERS VICINITY ON WEDNESDAY. WIND SPEEDS OF 20-35 MPH WILL BE
   COMMON BY AFTERNOON...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. IN ADDITION TO MILD
   TEMPERATURES...RH VALUES WILL LIKELY BE NEAR CRITICAL THRESHOLDS IN
   THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHERN NV/AZ/SOUTHERN NM. ALTHOUGH WINDS
   WILL BE STRONGER...HIGHER RH VALUES OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
   AZ/NM WILL TEND TO LIMIT THE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT WITH
   NORTHWARD EXTENT.
   
   ..GUYER.. 02/14/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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