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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 190850
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0350 AM CDT WED APR 19 2006
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR ERN NY / NERN PA / NRN NJ / MUCH
   OF NEW ENGLAND...
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SRN NEB / NRN KS / FAR NERN CO...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   OVERALL PATTERN WILL BE RATHER STAGNANT THROUGH THE PERIOD WITH CUT
   OFF LOW OVER THE NRN PLAINS AND ANOTHER LOW/TROUGH JUST OFF THE E
   COAST. FIRE THREAT WILL INCREASE ACROSS NEW ENGLAND WHERE SFC
   PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL INCREASE...AS WELL AS INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS
   WHERE IT WILL BE VERY WINDY. ELSEWHERE...HIGH PRESSURE WILL COVER
   MUCH OF THE WRN STATES WHERE WINDS WILL BE LIGHT.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - ERN NY / NERN PA / NRN NJ / MUCH
   OF NEW ENGLAND...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: MODERATE WINDS / LOW RH
   
   A STRONG UPPER JET WILL ROTATE AROUND THE BACKSIDE OF THE UPPER LOW
   OFF THE NE COAST...AND WILL HELP TIGHTEN SFC PRESSURE GRADIENT AND
   INCREASE WIND SPEEDS COMPARED TO YESTERDAY. SUSTAINED NWLY WINDS
   NEAR 20 MPH WILL OCCUR...WITH NRN AREAS INTO ME NEARING 30 MPH.
   GUSTS WILL BE HIGHER AREAWIDE. ALONG WITH THE INCREASED WINDS...RH
   WILL REMAIN LOW...MAINLY BETWEEN 20 AND 30 PERCENT. COMBINATION OF
   STRONG WINDS AND LOW RH WILL CAUSE CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS TO
   DEVELOP DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS...ESPECIALLY IN AREAS THAT HAVE
   RECEIVED LITTLE RAIN RECENTLY.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 2 - SRN NEB / NRN KS / FAR NERN CO...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: HIGH WINDS / LOW RH
   
   WLY FLOW AROUND SRN EDGE OF LOW WILL INCREASE TO 30-40 MPH ACROSS
   MUCH OF NEBRASKA AND NERN CO...WITH LESSER SPEEDS OF 20-30 MPH
   ACROSS NRN KS. RH LEVELS WILL RANGE FROM 15-20 PERCENT OVER MOST OF
   THE AREA...WITH SLIGHTLY HIGHER VALUES INTO CENTRAL NEB. COMBINATION
   OF WINDS AND LOW RH WILL CAUSE A FEW HOURS OF CRITICAL FIRE
   CONDITIONS DURING THE AFTERNOON.
   
   ...MI...
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE GREAT LAKES AND WILL ALLOW RH
   LEVELS TO DROP TO 25-30 PERCENT WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S. WINDS
   HOWEVER WILL BE LIGHT...MAINLY 10 MPH OR LESS.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 04/19/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 190924
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0424 AM CDT WED APR 19 2006
   
   VALID 201200Z - 211200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   FIRE THREAT WILL BE LESS ON THURSDAY AS WINDS DECREASE ACROSS THE
   NERN STATES AND PRECIPITATION BREAKS OUT ALONG A WARM FRONT
   STRETCHING FROM N TX EWD ACROSS THE GULF COAST STATES. WINDS WILL
   DECREASE OVER THE CENTRAL/NRN PLAINS AS WELL AS UPPER LOW WEAKENS
   AND SHIFTS EWD BRINGING PRECIPITATION TO UPPER MS VALLEY.
   MEANWHILE...BRIEF UPPER RIDGING WILL TAKE PLACE OVER THE SERN STATES
   WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR VERY WARM TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC
   WITH CORRESPONDINGLY LOW AFTERNOON RH. TO THE WEST...A SHORTWAVE
   TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS NM INTO FAR W TX...CAUSING INCREASED WLY
   WINDS OVER SRN NM AND SWRN TX WITH LOW RH. A WEAK THERMAL RIDGE WILL
   FORM ACROSS CENTRAL OR INTO THE WRN GREAT BASIN WHERE TEMPERATURES
   WILL BE WARM BUT WINDS LIGHT.
   
   ...NERN STATES...
   PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL RELAX THU AS MAIN UPPER LEVEL JET ENERGY
   SHIFTS S OF THE AREA. STILL...RH LEVELS WILL REMAIN LOW WITH VALUES
   OF 20-25 PERCENT DURING PEAK HEATING. AT THIS TIME IT APPEARS
   SUSTAINED WINDS WILL BE AT OR BELOW 15 MPH WITH OCCASIONALLY HIGHER
   GUSTS.
   
   ...SRN NM / FAR SW TX...
   WINDS WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE WEST AT AROUND 15 MPH WITH HIGHER
   GUSTS TO 25 MPH. RH WILL REMAIN VERY LOW FROM THE UPPER SINGLE
   DIGITS TO THE MID TEENS.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 04/19/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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