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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 070830
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0330 AM CDT FRI APR 07 2006
   
   VALID 071200Z - 081200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR A LARGE PORTION OF THE SRN
   PLAINS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A STRONG UPPER SYSTEM OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL MOVE SEWD TOWARDS
   THE LOWER MS VALLEY THROUGH TODAY. AT THE SURFACE...A COLD FRONT
   WILL PUSH SWD THROUGH THE SRN PLAINS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THIS
   SYSTEM. AHEAD OF THE FRONT AND WEST OF A DRYLINE...WARM...DRY AND
   BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO ANOTHER CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT
   OVER A LARGE PORTION OF THE SRN PLAINS. FURTHER EAST AHEAD OF THIS
   SYSTEM...SLY WINDS WILL INCREASE OVER THE MID-ATLANTIC/CAROLINAS.
   THIS INCREASE IN WINDS WILL SUPPORT HIGH FIRE DANGER...BUT MODERATE
   RH READINGS DUE TO HIGHER DEWPTS WILL PRECLUDE A CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - MUCH OF WRN/NRN AND CENTRAL
   TX...PORTIONS OF ERN NM...SRN/ERN OK...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SUSTAINED WNWLY WINDS 20-30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
    40 MPH...MIN RH READINGS FROM 8-20 PERCENT...LONG TERM DROUGHT
   
   AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT MOVING SWD THROUGH THE CENTRAL PLAINS THIS
   MORNING...STEEP LOW-MID LEVEL LAPSE RATES AND MODERATE WINDS ALOFT
   WILL SUPPORT ANOTHER WINDY AND DRY DAY TO MUCH OF THE SRN PLAINS.
   THE NWD EXTENT OF THE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT IS DELINEATED
   ROUGHLY ALONG THE I-40 CORRIDOR WHICH IS WHERE THE COLD FRONT IS
   EXPECTED TO BE AROUND 18Z. SOUTH OF THIS LINE...AT LEAST 3-4 HRS OF
   VERY LOW RH /10-20 PERCENT/ WILL OCCUR AHEAD OF THE FRONT IN THE
   DEEPLY MIXED AIRMASS. THE LOW RH READINGS/MODERATE WINDS WILL SPREAD
   WELL SOUTH INTO SCENTRAL TX DURING THE AFTERNOON. AHEAD OF THE FRONT
   WINDS WILL AVERAGE 20-30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. WITH THE
   PASSAGE OF THE COLD FRONT IN SRN OK/NRN TX LATER THIS
   AFTERNOON...WINDS WILL SHIFT TO A NWLY DIRECTION. ANY ONGOING FIRES
   WILL ACCORDINGLY SHIFT TO A SELY DIRECTION WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE
   FRONT. HOWEVER...INCREASING LOW LEVEL MOISTURE/COOLER TEMPERATURES
   WILL SUPPORT MIN RH READINGS RISING ABOVE 35 PERCENT WITHIN AN HOUR
   OR TWO OF THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.
   
   ...MID ATLANTIC/CAROLINAS AND ERN GA...
   SLY WINDS WILL INCREASE AHEAD OF APPROACHING UPPER TROUGH WITH
   SPEEDS AVERAGING 15-20 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. ALTHOUGH SURFACE DEWPTS
   EARLY THIS MORNING WERE RELATIVELY LOW /30S-40S/...SLY WINDS WILL
   AID IN HIGHER MOISTURE TO MIX DOWN TO THE SURFACE. IT IS ANTICIPATED
   THAT DESPITE LOW SOIL MOISTURE...ADVECTIVE PROCESSES WILL SUPPORT
   INCREASE IN DEWPTS TO THE 50S OVER MOST OF THE AREA TODAY. WITH
   TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 70S-MID 80S...MIN RH READINGS WILL AVERAGE
   FROM 30-40 PERCENT...OR JUST BELOW CRITICAL LEVELS.
   
   ...SWRN MO/WRN AR/SERN OK...
   THE DRYLINE WILL MIX EWD INTO WRN AR AND SWRN MO THIS MORNING. 
   AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT...SWLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY. MILD
   TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S WILL LEAD TO LOW RH READINGS FROM 20-30
   PERCENT. YESTERDAYS WETTING RAINFALL WILL PRECLUDE ANY CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ...NRN OK/TX PANHANDLE...
   LOW RH READINGS FROM 20-30 PERCENT WILL OCCUR EARLY THIS MORNING
   BEFORE A COLD FRONT MOVES SWD THROUGH THE AREA DURING THE MID-LATE
   MORNING HRS. BEHIND THE FRONT...TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE 50S
   AND RH READINGS WILL RISE ABOVE 40 PERCENT. STRONG NWLY WINDS FROM
   20-30 MPH WILL LEAD TO HIGH FIRE DANGER NONETHELESS.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 04/07/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 070831
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0331 AM CDT FRI APR 07 2006
   
   VALID 081200Z - 091200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS THE ERN STATES TOMORROW. IN IT/S
   WAKE...SFC HIGH PRESSURE WILL ENCOMPASS MUCH OF THE ERN HALF OF THE
   NATION. AS A RESULT...COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR
   ALONG WITH GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS AND NO FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.
   FURTHER WEST...UPPER RIDGING WILL OCCUR OVER ROCKIES AHEAD OF
   ANOTHER WRN TROUGH. GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS OVER THE SWRN STATES WILL
   PRECLUDE A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT IN THIS REGION.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 04/07/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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