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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 050926
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0426 AM CDT FRI MAY 05 2006
   
   VALID 051200Z - 061200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR FAR SERN AZ/SWRN NM/EXTREME FAR W
   TX...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH IN THE SRN GREAT BASIN WILL SLIDE EWD REACHING
   THE SRN ROCKIES BY EARLY SATURDAY. A MID-LEVEL SPEED MAX IN THE BASE
   OF TROUGH WILL EJECT EWD AND CROSS THE SRN ROCKIES LATER TODAY. A
   BROAD UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL BEGIN TO TAKE SHAPE OVER THE GREAT
   LAKES AND HELP PUSH A COLD FRONT FURTHER E ACROSS THE NE AND
   MID-ATLANTIC. FURTHER SOUTH ALONG THE FRONT...A WEAK LOW PRESSURE
   CENTER WILL MOVE E TOWARD THE CAROLINAS...STRENGTHENING LOW-LEVEL
   FLOW ACROSS THE SE.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - FAR SERN AZ/SWRN NM/EXTREME FAR W
   TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: GUSTY WINDS / VERY LOW RH / LONG-TERM DROUGHT
   
   A MID-LEVEL SPEED MAX...CURRENTLY IN VICINITY OF NRN BAJA CA...WILL
   EJECT ACROSS SONORA TOWARDS THE SERN AZ/SRN NM/FAR W TX BORDER
   REGION THIS AFTERNOON. AS LAPSE RATES STEEPEN WITH DAYTIME
   HEATING...SOME MIXING OF THESE HIGHER WINDS WILL OCCUR...ESPECIALLY
   OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS SUCH AS THE CHIRICAHUA AND GUADALUPE
   MOUNTAINS. SUSTAINED WSW WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH APPEAR LIKELY WITH
   HIGHER GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. WITH AN ALREADY DRY AIR MASS IN
   PLACE...RH VALUES WILL FALL TO AROUND 5 TO 10 PERCENT...AS
   TEMPERATURES GENERALLY WARM INTO THE 80S. WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH IN
   THE EVENING WILL SUPPORT POOR RH RECOVERY...AND BECOME NWLY AFTER
   PASSAGE OF A TROUGH.
   
   ...INTERIOR FL PENINSULA...
   WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS OF THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS WILL CONTINUE
   TODAY...WITH BOTH A SLIGHT INCREASE IN WIND SPEEDS AND RH EXPECTED.
   WITH AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 80S TO LOW 90S...RH VALUES
   WILL REMAIN CRITICALLY LOW...FROM 25 TO 30 PERCENT. AS WEAK LOW
   PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE CAROLINAS...LOW-LEVEL WINDS WILL BE SLIGHTLY
   STRONGER ACROSS THE FL PENINSULA COMPARED TO THE PAST FEW DAYS.
   HOWEVER...SUSTAINED WSW WINDS WILL REMAIN BELOW 20 MPH.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 05/05/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 050927
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0427 AM CDT FRI MAY 05 2006
   
   VALID 061200Z - 071200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL SLOWLY SHIFT EWD ACROSS THE SRN PLAINS
   AND HELP PRODUCE RAINFALL OVER MUCH OF THIS REGION. A COLD FRONT
   WILL STALL ACROSS NRN FL WITH CONTINUED W/SW FLOW ACROSS THE
   PENINSULA. IN THE WEST...A BRIEF PERIOD OF WEAK RIDGING WILL BE
   REPLACED BY ANOTHER TROUGH DIGGING SWD TOWARDS CA BY EARLY SUNDAY.
   
   ...INTERIOR CNTRL/SRN FL...
   CONTINUED WESTERLY FLOW...AHEAD OF A DIMINISHING COLD FRONT SAGGING
   S INTO NRN FL...WILL SLOWLY MOISTEN THE LOW-LEVEL AIR MASS THROUGH
   SATURDAY. DEW POINTS WILL LIKELY ONLY MIX INTO THE UPPER 50S TO
   MIDDLE 60S DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. LOCALIZED AREAS MAY STILL
   EXPERIENCE A COMBINATION OF MARGINALLY LOW RH ALONG WITH MODEST WIND
   SPEEDS. WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 80S TO LOWER 90S...RH VALUES
   SHOULD FALL TO AROUND 35 PERCENT. ALTHOUGH LOW-LEVEL WINDS WILL
   CONTINUE TO INCREASE SLIGHTLY...SUSTAINED SPEEDS WILL LIKELY REMAIN
   BELOW 20 MPH.
   
   ...COLUMBIA BASIN OF WA...
   AS AN UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH BEGINS TO DIG TOWARD CA...A BELT OF
   STRONGER WESTERLIES WILL PUSH ACROSS THE PACIFIC NW ON SATURDAY. 
   HOWEVER...BOTH RH AND WIND SPEEDS ARE FORECAST TO REMAIN BELOW
   CRITICAL VALUES...WITH MIN RH AROUND 25 TO 30 PERCENT AND SUSTAINED
   WIND SPEEDS AROUND 15 MPH.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 05/05/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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