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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 120959
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0459 AM CDT WED APR 12 2006
   
   VALID 121200Z - 131200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR ERN NY/SRN VT/SWRN NH/MA/CT/NW
   RI...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER STORM SYSTEM OVER UPPER MIDWEST EARLY THIS MORNING...WILL MOVE
   INTO THE OH VALLEY REGION BY LATE AFTN/EVENING.
   MEANWHILE...MID/UPPER LEVEL WINDS WILL REMAIN STRONG ACROSS THE
   SOUTHWEST. HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL PERSIST ACROSS MUCH OF THE
   SOUTHERN CONUS...WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF THE
   CNTRL/SRN CONUS AND NEW ENGLAND. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
   ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF NEW ENGLAND TODAY...IN ADVANCE OF
   LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING EAST FROM THE GREAT LAKES.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - ERN NY/SRN VT/SWRN NH/MA/CT/NW
   RI...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SUSTAINED SLY WINDS 15-25 MPH WITH HIGHER
   GUSTS/MINIMUM RH VALUES 20-30 PERCENT/ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS/DRY FUELS
   
   STRONG SLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP FROM OH/PA EWD INTO THE MID ATLANTIC
   AND NEW ENGLAND TODAY...WITHIN THE WARM SECTOR OF AN APPROACHING
   STORM SYSTEM. VERY LOW RH VALUES /15-20 PERCENT/ WERE OBSERVED ON
   TUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF PA AND WCNTRL NY...AND A VERY DRY AIRMASS
   REMAINS IN PLACE ACROSS NEW ENGLAND PER 00Z/12 SOUNDINGS WHICH
   INDICATED DEWPOINTS IN THE MID 20S ACROSS ME/PA/NY. MINIMUM RH
   VALUES THIS AFTN WILL LIKELY FALL IN THE 25-30 PERCENT RANGE WITH
   SLIGHTLY LOWER VALUES POSSIBLE. 
   
   SUSTAINED WINDS WILL RANGE FROM 15-25 MPH WITH LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS
   TO 35+ POSSIBLE. OBSERVATIONS FROM 10HR FUELS SUGGEST MOISTURE IS
   LESS THAN 10 PERCENT AMONG FINE FUELS...SO THE COMBINATION OF WINDY
   AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE POTENTIAL FOR WIND DRIVEN FIRES.
   
   ...PORTIONS OF MN/WI...
   TEMPS WILL BE MUCH ABOVE NORMAL IN THE 70S...WITH STRONG WLY SFC
   WINDS. POINT FORECAST SOUNDINGS SUGGEST MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL RANGE
   FROM 20-30 PERCENT WITH SUSTAINED 15-25 MPH WINDS. RECENT FIRE
   DANGER OBSERVATIONS ARE IN THE HIGH/VERY HIGH RANGE. THE WARM AND
   WINDY CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY ENHANCE FIRE WEATHER THREATS.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 04/12/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 121000
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0500 AM CDT WED APR 12 2006
   
   VALID 131200Z - 141200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   NRN STREAM WILL REMAIN PROGRESSIVE AS SEVERAL IMPULSES MOVE EWD
   ACROSS THE NRN TIER. HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE
   GULF COAST AND SRN PLAINS STATES ON THU. SFC TROUGH WILL FORM ACROSS
   THE NRN PLAINS IN RESPONSE TO MODEST LARGE SCALE HEIGHT FALLS. SFC
   WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE SRN AND CNTRL PLAINS THROUGH THE
   LOWER MS VALLEY. TEMPS WILL REMAIN ABOVE NORMAL...WITH RECORD HIGH
   TEMPS POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF KS AND OK.
   
   ...SRN PLAINS...
   STRENGTHENING SFC WINDS INVOF LEE TROUGH IN THE PLAINS WILL INCREASE
   POTENTIAL FOR WIND DRIVEN FIRES. TEMPS WILL BE WELL ABOVE NORMAL IN
   THE 80S/90S COMBINED WITH S/SWLY WINDS OF 15-25 MPH WITH HIGHER
   GUSTS. MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL FALL BELOW 25 PERCENT...AND THE
   ONGOING DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE NOT IMPROVED. A CRITICAL AREA MAY BE
   ISSUED IN THE NEXT OUTLOOK.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 04/12/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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