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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 210820
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0320 AM CDT FRI APR 21 2006
   
   VALID 211200Z - 221200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER RIDGE WILL SHIFT EWD ACROSS THE ROCKIES AS A TROUGH MOVES INTO
   THE WEST. WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN AND DESERT SW
   WITH LOW RH. TO THE EAST...LARGE SHIELD OF PRECIPITATION WILL EXTEND
   FROM THE LOWER MS VALLEY ACROSS MUCH OF THE APPALACHIAN STATES.
   MEANWHILE...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE NERN STATES WITH LOW
   RH DURING THE DAYTIME...BUT WINDS WILL BE RELATIVELY LIGHT.
   
   ...SRN NV SWD INTO THE CO RIVER VALLEY OF NWRN AZ / SERN CA...
   
   NEAR CRITICAL CONDITIONS WILL EXIST TODAY AS WINDS INCREASE AND RH
   REMAINS VERY LOW. SUSTAINED SLY WINDS OF 15 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS
   WILL BE COMMON...WITH THE HIGHEST SPEEDS ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL NV
   WHERE SUSTAINED SPEEDS NEAR 20 MPH MAY OCCUR.  HIGHER GUSTS OF 20-30
   MPH WILL OCCUR DURING THE PEAK HEATING HOURS WHEN MIXING IS
   STRONGEST. RH WILL LIKELY REACH THE SINGLE DIGITS ESPECIALLY SRN
   AREAS. TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER INTO CENTRAL NV BUT RH WILL STILL
   DROP TO NEAR 15 PERCENT. MITIGATING FACTORS TODAY INCLUDE AREAS
   EXPERIENCING GREENUP/RECENT PRECIPITATION AS WELL AS SOME HIGH
   CLOUDS.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 04/21/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 210820
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0320 AM CDT FRI APR 21 2006
   
   VALID 221200Z - 231200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR NRN AZ / WRN NM...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD OVER THE ERN ROCKIES AND HIGH
   PLAINS WHILE UPPER TROUGH MOVES ACROSS THE SWRN CONUS...CAUSING AN
   INCREASE IN WINDS AND CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS FOR AZ/NM. FARTHER E
   INTO THE SRN PLAINS...TEMPERATURES WILL WARM BENEATH RIDGE BUT RH
   LEVELS WILL REMAIN ABOVE CRITICAL LEVELS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - NRN AZ / WRN NM...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG SWLY WINDS / LOW RH
   
   UPPER TROUGH WILL DRIFT EWD WITH INCREASING SURFACE WINDS NEAR 20
   MPH WITH GUSTS OF 20-30 MPH LIKELY. A DRY AIR MASS WILL REMAIN IN
   PLACE WITH MIN RH DROPPING EASILY INTO THE 10-15 PERCENT RANGE
   DURING THE DAYTIME. COMBINATION OF INCREASED WINDS AND LOW RH WILL
   CAUSE CRITICAL CONDITIONS DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS IN AREAS THAT
   ARE NOT IN GREEN UP.
   
   ...CENTRAL NM / FAR SW TX...
   NEAR CRITICAL CONDITIONS WILL EXIST DUE TO INCREASING WINDS TO NEAR
   15-20 MPH ALONG WITH LOW RH NEAR OF 10-15 PERCENT AS MAIN TROUGH
   REMAINS A BIT FARTHER W OF THE AREA.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 04/21/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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