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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 180904
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0304 AM CST SAT FEB 18 2006
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   STRONG SFC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD SWD ACROSS THE PLAINS TODAY...AS
   BITTER ARCTIC AIR CONTINUES TO INVADE THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WILL
   BE VERY COLD ACROSS MUCH OF THE CNTRL CONUS...WITH EXPECTED MAX
   TEMPS AT LEAST 25 TO 35 DEGREES COLDER THAN NORMAL. MORNING WATER
   VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS UPPER JET MAX OFF WEST COAST...WHICH IS FORECAST
   TO MOVE ACROSS SRN CA/NRN AZ THIS AFTN.
   
   ...SRN AZ INTO WRN/CNTRL NM...
   STRONG SFC WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS PORTIONS OF AZ/NM TODAY...WITH
   SUSTAINED VALUES OF 15-25 MPH. AIRMASS WILL REMAIN DRY AT THE LOW
   LEVELS...SO MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 20-25 PERCENT AT THE
   LOWER ELEVATIONS. SEVERE LONG TERM DROUGHT CONDITIONS PERSIST...AND
   THE BREEZY CONDITIONS MAY RESULT IN NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 02/18/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 180907
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0307 AM CST SAT FEB 18 2006
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR ERN AZ/CNTRL AND SRN NM/FAR WEST
   TX...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF ERN AZ
   AND NM ON SUNDAY. UPPER LOW ACROSS CNTRL CA WILL REMAIN CUT OFF FROM
   THE MAIN FLOW...WHILE SUBTROPICAL FLOW ALOFT CONTINUES ACROSS THE
   SOUTHWEST. SHALLOW COLD AIR MASS EAST OF THE SRN ROCKIES WILL
   EVENTUALLY BE DISPLACED ON SUNDAY AS SFC LOW PRESSURE DEEPENS ACROSS
   CNTRL NM AND BAROCLINIC ZONE PROGRESSES EWD. THE WINDIER AND WARMER
   WEATHER WILL INCREASE THE WILDFIRE THREAT.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - ERN AZ/CNTRL AND SRN NM/FAR WEST
   TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15-25 MPH WITH HIGHER
   GUSTS/MINIMUM RH VALUES BELOW 20 PERCENT/EXTREME LONG TERM DROUGHT
   
   STEEP LAPSE RATES WILL FACILITATE DEEP BOUNDARY LAYER MIXING ON
   SUNDAY...ALLOWING HIGHER MOMENTUM AIR TO BE TRANSPORTED TO THE SFC.
   WORST CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY BE ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40 AND
   WEST OF GUADALUPE PASS. ACROSS THE ERN PLAINS OF NM...STRONG
   INVERSION WILL NOT ALLOW DEEP MIXING. MAX TEMPS WILL CLIMB INTO THE
   60S ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA WITH RH VALUES BELOW 20 PERCENT. THE
   LONG TERM DROUGHT CONDITIONS WILL FURTHER AGGRAVATE THE WILDFIRE
   THREAT.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 02/18/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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