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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 040814
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0314 AM CDT TUE APR 04 2006
   
   VALID 041200Z - 051200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DOMINATE THE EASTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE
   UNITED STATES THROUGH MOST OF THE FORECAST PERIOD...BRINGING
   SEASONABLY COOL TEMPERATURES AND LIGHT SURFACE WINDS TO A LARGE PART
   OF THE REGION. THE STORM SYSTEM IN THE NEW ENGLAND AREA WILL PRODUCE
   SOME RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS AS IT EXITS TO THE NORTHEAST DURING THE
   FIRST HALF OF TUESDAY...WHILE A UPPER LEVEL STORM DEVELOPING NEAR
   THE WEST COAST BEGINS TO MOVE INTO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS...PRODUCING
   RAIN AND SNOW IN THAT AREA.  BY WEDNESDAY MORNING...THIS STORM WILL
   HAVE MOVED INTO THE WESTERN STATES...AND A LEE CYCLONE WILL BE
   DEVELOPING IN THE GREAT PLAINS.
   
   ...FOUR CORNERS REGION...
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL INTO THE UPPER TEENS TO MID
   TWENTIES ACROSS MOST OF ARIZONA...NEW MEXICO...AND SOUTHEAST
   COLORADO TUESDAY AFTERNOON. MOST OF THIS AREA REMAINS IN A PROLONGED
   DROUGHT...AND WITH RELATIVELY WARM AFTERNOON SURFACE TEMPERATURES
   AND DRY FUELS...A FIRE WEATHER THREAT DOES EXIST. HOWEVER...OVERALL
   SURFACE WIND SPEEDS ARE NOT FORECAST TO BE PARTICULARLY
   STRONG...THOUGH SOME ISOLATED AREAS COULD SEE SPEEDS APPROACHING
   TWENTY TO TWENTY-FIVE KTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS...THE LACK OF SUSTAINED
   STRONG WIND SPEEDS WILL LIMIT THE FIRE WEATHER RISK IN THIS AREA.
   
   ...NRN FL...MOST OF AL AND GA...EAST NC/SC...
   DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS...TEMPERATURES IN THE REGION WILL
   WARM INTO THE LOW TO MID 70 DEGREES F...AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
   WILL BRIEFLY FALL INTO THE LOW TO UPPER TWENTIES.  THIS AREA WILL
   HAVE VERY LIGHT SURFACE WIND SPEEDS...MOST AREAS WILL SEE SPEEDS
   FROM FIVE TO TEN KTS.  THE LACK OF STRONG WIND SPEED VALUES
   MAINTAINS THAT THE FIRE WEATHER RISK WILL BE MINIMAL THROUGH THE
   REGION.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 04/04/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 040912
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0412 AM CDT TUE APR 04 2006
   
   VALID 051200Z - 061200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR EASTERN AZ...ALL OF
   NM...SOUTHEASTERN CO...WEST/SOUTHWEST TX...SOUTHWEST KS...OKLAHOMA
   PANHANDLE...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT DOMINATED THE EASTERN TWO
   THIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES WILL CONTINUE MOVING TO THE EAST...WHILE
   A NEW STRONG UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM MOVES FROM THE WESTERN COAST
   INTO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING RAIN AND SNOW
   TO THE AREA...AS A STRONG LEE CYCLONE DEVELOPS IN THE CENTRAL GREAT
   PLAINS. THE SURFACE WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CYCLONE WILL BE QUITE
   STRONG...AND WILL CONTRIBUTE TO A FIRE WEATHER RISK FOR A PORTION OF
   THE SOUTHWESTERN STATES.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - EASTERN AZ...ALL OF
   NM...SOUTHEASTERN CO...WEST/SOUTHWEST TX...SOUTHWEST KS...OKLAHOMA
   PANHANDLE...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: VERY STRONG SUSTAINED SURFACE WIND SPEEDS...LOW
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES...CONTINUED DROUGHT
   
   A VIGOROUS SPRINGTIME UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE
   REGION DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD...BRINGING VERY STRONG SURFACE
   WIND SPEEDS. A LARGE PORTION OF THE OUTLOOK AREA COULD SEE SUSTAINED
   WIND SPEEDS AROUND THIRTY TO THIRTY-FIVE KTS...WITH HIGHER GUSTS
   NEAR FORTY TO FIFTY KTS.  THIS REGION REMAINS IN A SUSTAINED DROUGHT
   WITH DRY SURFACE FUELS...AND COUPLED WITH WARM SURFACE TEMPERATURES
   AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY
   EVENING HOURS...A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER RISK EXISTS. ANY FIRES THAT
   DO DEVELOP IN THE REGION WILL BE ESPECIALLY ENHANCED BY THE VERY
   STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHWESTERLY SURFACE WINDS.
   
   ...MOST OF AL/GA...NORTHWEST SC...WESTERN NC...NORTHERN FL...
   
   A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL REMAIN OVER THIS AREA DURING THE
   FORECAST PERIOD...AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL AGAIN DIP INTO
   THE TWENTIES DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.  WIND SPEEDS WILL CONTINUE
   TO REMAIN LIGHT...FROM FIVE TO TEN KTS...SO THE FIRE WEATHER RISK
   WILL BE FAIRLY MINIMAL...BUT THE FUELS IN THE REGION CONTINUE TO BE
   RELATIVELY DRY DUE TO A CONTINUED DROUGHT...SO SOME RISK DOES EXIST.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 04/04/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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