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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 011000
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0400 AM CST WED MAR 01 2006
   
   VALID 011200Z - 021200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR EASTERN NM/WEST TX/MUCH OF
   OK/SOUTHERN KS/SOUTHWEST MO/NORTHWEST AR...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   EASTERN PACIFIC UPPER TROUGH WILL NEAR THE WEST COAST...WHILE
   SHORTWAVE IMPULSE TRAVERSES THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND UPPER MIDWEST.
   SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WILL QUICKLY ADVANCE FROM THE CENTRAL PLAINS
   INTO THE OHIO VALLEY...WITH ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT PUSHING
   SOUTH/SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE SOUTH CENTRAL PLAINS AND MID MISSOURI
   VALLEY.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - EASTERN NM/WEST TX/MUCH OF
   OK/SOUTHERN KS/SOUTHWEST MO/NORTHWEST AR...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: NEAR RECORD TEMPERATURES WITH GUSTY WINDS AND/OR
   WIND SHIFT
   
   A HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL EXIST TODAY ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF THE
   SOUTH CENTRAL PLAINS...LARGELY ATTRIBUTABLE TO VERY WARM
   TEMPERATURES IN CONJUNCTION WITH GUSTY WINDS AND/OR A WIND SHIFT.
   PREFRONTAL TROUGH/SOUTHWARD PUSHING COLD FRONT WILL RESULT IN S/SW
   WINDS BECOMING NORTHERLY DURING THE DAY ACROSS THE OK/TX
   PANHANDLES...MUCH OF OK...AND SOUTHERN KS. WIND SPEEDS WILL
   GENERALLY BE BETWEEN 15-25 MPH...WITH STRONGER WIND SPEEDS BEHIND
   THE COLD FRONT...AS WELL AS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF EASTERN NM/EXTREME
   WEST TX. AMPLE MIXING/DOWNSLOPE TRAJECTORIES WILL LEAD TO NEAR
   RECORD TEMPERATURES IN THE PREFRONTAL WARM SECTOR ACROSS THE SOUTH
   CENTRAL PLAINS...WITH HIGHS RANGING FROM THE UPPER 70S TO AROUND 90
   IN SOME LOCALES.
   
   ...FL AND SOUTHERN GA...
   PROXIMITY OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL RESULT IN ANOTHER DAY OF CRITICAL RH
   VALUES ACROSS MUCH OF INTERIOR FL AND SOUTHERN GA.
   HOWEVER...INCREASINGLY MOIST TRAJECTORIES WILL LIKELY YIELD SOME
   DEWPOINT/RH IMPROVEMENT TODAY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHERN
   FL/SOUTHERN GA. RELATIVELY LIGHT WIND SPEEDS OF 10 MPH OR LESS AND
   MARGINAL KBDI VALUES SUGGEST LIMITED FIRE GROWTH/SPREAD POTENTIAL.
   
   ...NEB/EASTERN CO/NORTHERN KS...
   RATHER STRONG/GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL EXIST ACROSS THE CENTRAL
   PLAINS TODAY...WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 25-35 MPH AND GUSTS TO 40-45 MPH.
   ALTHOUGH A QUICK SPREAD OF ANY GRASSFIRES WOULD OCCUR GIVEN THE
   MAGNITUDE OF THE WINDS AND LOW DAYTIME RH VALUES...GENERAL
   MITIGATING FACTOR WILL BE AVAILABLE FUELS IN CONTRAST TO AREAS
   FURTHER SOUTH.
   
   ..GUYER.. 03/01/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 011001
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0401 AM CST WED MAR 01 2006
   
   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER RIDGE WILL BECOME REESTABLISHED ACROSS THE CENTRAL CONUS ON
   THURSDAY...BETWEEN BROAD EASTERN CANADA/NORTHEAST STATES UPPER
   TROUGH AND UPPER TROUGH MOVING ONTO THE WEST COAST.
   ACCORDINGLY...HIGH PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP EASTWARD ACROSS THE
   PLAINS...WITH COLD FRONT ADVANCING ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC/SOUTHEAST
   STATES.
   
   IN WAKE OF COLD FRONT...TEMPERATURES WILL BE CONSIDERABLY COOLER
   ACROSS THE MAJORITY OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS ON THURSDAY...IN ADDITION
   TO CONSIDERABLE CLOUD COVER AND A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS.
   ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST STATES...IMPROVED AFTERNOON RH VALUES ARE
   ANTICIPATED ACROSS FL/SOUTHERN GA THURSDAY AHEAD OF APPROACHING COLD
   FRONT.
   
   ..GUYER.. 03/01/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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