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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 020900
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0400 AM CDT SUN APR 02 2006
   
   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR A PORTION OF THE SRN PLAINS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A STRONG UPPER TROUGH WILL ADVANCE EWD FROM THE PLAINS INTO THE MS
   VALLEY/GREAT LAKES THROUGH TONIGHT. ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TROUGH...A
   DRYLINE WILL MOVE INTO ERN KS/OK DURING THE AFTERNOON. TO THE WEST
   OF THE DRYLINE...WARM/DRY AIR AND MODERATE WINDS WILL LEAD TO
   CRITICAL/NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF WRN
   TX/ERN NM...OK AND SRN KS.
   
   ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE NATION...DRY AND MILD CONDITIONS WILL EXIST
   OVER NEW ENGLAND IN THE WAKE OF AN UPPER TROUGH MOVING INTO THE
   CANADIAN MARITIMES. UPPER RIDGING WILL OCCUR OVER THE SWRN STATES
   LEADING TO A WARMING TREND...BUT LIGHT WINDS WILL BE PREVALENT.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - PORTIONS OF ERN NM...WRN TX...SWRN
   KS...WRN/CENTRAL AND ERN OK...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: WLY WINDS FROM 20-25 MPH THROUGH
   MID-AFTERNOON...MIN RH READINGS 15-25 PERCENT...LONG TERM DROUGHT
   
   A DRYLINE WILL MOVE EWD THROUGH ERN OK/KS DURING THE AFTERNOON.
   MEANWHILE...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SWD THROUGH NEB INTO NRN KS.
   SOUTH OF THE COLD FRONT AND TO THE WEST OF THE DRYLINE...LOW RH
   READINGS FROM 15-25 PERCENT WILL OCCUR AS DRY CONTINENTAL AIR MOVES
   INTO THE REGION AND DOWNSLOPE FLOW AIDS IN TEMPERATURES 10-15 DEG
   ABOVE NORMAL. MUCH OF SCENTRAL/SERN KS AND PORTIONS OF SWRN THROUGH
   NERN OK RECEIVED ANYWHERE FROM 0.50 TO MORE THAN 1 INCH OF RAINFALL
   LAST NIGHT. WITH THE PRESENCE OF HIGH DWPTS OVER THE AREA EARLY THIS
   MORNING INITIALLY LIMITING EVAPORATION AND LACK OF STRONG WINDS
   TODAY...IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THESE AREAS WILL NOT SEE CRITICAL
   FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. OUTSIDE OF AREAS THAT RECEIVED WETTING
   RAINS...SUSTAINED WLY WINDS AROUND 20 MPH COMBINED WITH LOW RH
   READINGS WILL AID IN A CRITICAL FIRE THREAT. WITH THE WEAKENING LOW
   LEVEL WIND FIELDS THROUGH THE DAY AS THE UPPER SYSTEM MOVES AWAY
   FROM THE REGION...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL  OCCUR BEFORE 21Z WITH A
   WEAKENING TREND THEREAFTER.
   
   ...SRN NEW ENGLAND...
   WITH THE DEPARTURE OF THE UPPER SYSTEM INTO THE CANADIAN
   MARITIMES...NWLY WINDS WILL BRING IN DRIER AIR /DWPTS IN THE 20S/
   FROM SRN QUEBEC. MEANWHILE...TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN ABOVE NORMAL
   WITH READINGS IN THE 60S. THIS COMBINATION WILL LEAD TO MIN RH
   READINGS FROM 20-30 PERCENT. SFC WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST THIS
   MORNING WITH WEAKENING THIS AFTERNOON. THE RAIN OVER THE AREA
   YESTERDAY ALONG WITH MARGINAL WINDS DURING PEAK HEATING /15-20 MPH/
   ARE ANTICIPATED TO PRECLUDE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 04/02/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 020902
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0402 AM CDT SUN APR 02 2006
   
   VALID 031200Z - 041200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   ANOTHER STRONG UPPER TROUGH WILL APPROACH THE WEST COAST TOMORROW.
   DOWNSTREAM OF THIS SYSTEM...UPPER RIDGING WILL SLOWLY SHIFT EWD
   ACROSS THE ROCKIES. UNDER THE PRESENCE OF THE UPPER RIDGE...ABOVE
   NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL BE PRESENT OVER THE SWRN/ROCKIES STATES. 
   SWLY SFC WINDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WITH THE
   APPROACH OF THE UPPER TROUGH...BUT RH READINGS WILL NOT BE
   SUFFICIENTLY LOW FOR ANY FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS IN THIS REGION.
   ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE SWRN STATES...WINDS WILL AVERAGE LESS THAN 15
   MPH PRECLUDING ANY FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.  FURTHER EAST...A STRONG
   UPPER SYSTEM WILL MOVE SLOWLY EWD TOWARDS THE ERN SEABOARD. BEHIND
   AN ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT...MODERATE NE-NWLY WINDS AND MILD
   TEMPERATURES ARE ANTICIPATED FROM THE SRN PLAINS EWD INTO THE LOWER
   MS VALLEY/SERN STATES.
   
   ...SWRN TX...
   A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SWD THROUGH MUCH OF THE SRN PLAINS EARLY IN
   THE DAY AS A STRONG UPPER TROUGH MOVES TOWARDS THE ERN SEABOARD. IN
   THE WAKE OF THE FRONT...ENELY WINDS FROM 10-20 MPH WILL DEVELOP
   DURING THE MORNING HRS. DEWPTS IN THE 20S AND MILD TEMPERATURES IN
   THE 70S/80S WILL SUPPORT MIN RH READINGS FROM 15-20 PERCENT. LACK OF
   STRONGER WINDS WILL PRECLUDE A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ...LOWER MS VALLEY...
   MODERATE NWLY WINDS FROM 15-25 MPH ARE EXPECTED OVER THE AREA AS
   STEEP LOW LEVEL LAPSE RATES AND A MODERATE PRESSURE GRADIENT DEVELOP
   IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT. MIN RH READINGS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
   MARGINALLY LOW /30-40 PERCENT/. COMBINED WITH RECENT
   RAINFALL...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 04/02/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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