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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 100728
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0228 AM CDT WED MAY 10 2006
   
   VALID 101200Z - 111200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LARGE SCALE UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE FROM THE MIDWEST INTO
   THE GREAT LAKES REGION DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD. AHEAD OF THIS
   SYSTEM...WIDESPREAD RAIN...THUNDERSTORMS...AND SEVERE WEATHER WILL
   EXIST...MAINLY FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY INTO THE OHIO RIVER
   VALLEY. BEHIND THE SOUTHWARD MOVING COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
   STORM...A DRY AND RELATIVELY COOL AIR MASS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS MUCH
   OF THE WESTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES...AS A HIGH PRESSURE
   SYSTEM BUILDS IN THIS AREA. HOWEVER...IN PORTIONS OF NEW MEXICO AND
   ARIZONA...A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL EXIST ALONG WITH HOT AFTERNOON
   TEMPERATURES...AND SOME LIMITED FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
   
   ...EASTERN AZ/MUCH OF NM...
   
   BY MID AFTERNOON...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN EASTERN ARIZONA AND
   MOST OF NEW MEXICO WILL BE IN THE TEENS TO UPPER SINGLE DIGITS AS A
   HOT AND DRY AIRMASS DEVELOPS INTO THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WILL
   RANGE FROM THE LOWER 80S F TO THE LOWER 90S F AND WILL THEREFORE BE
   FAIRLY WARM...HOWEVER...SURFACE WIND SPEEDS WILL BE VERY LOW...WITH
   MOST OF THE AREA ONLY OBSERVING WIND SPEEDS AROUND 5 TO 10 KTS.
   WHILE THE REGION REMAINS IN A DROUGHT AND SURFACE FUELS CONTINUE TO
   REMAIN DRY...THE LACK OF SIGNIFICANT SURFACE WINDS WILL MINIMIZE THE
   FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 05/10/2006
   
   ...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 100814
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0314 AM CDT WED MAY 10 2006
   
   VALID 111200Z - 121200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD INTO MOST OF THE
   UNITED STATES DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD...BRINGING A RELATIVELY
   CALM...DRY...AND SEASONABLY COOL AIR MASS OVER MOST OF THE REGION. A
   LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL REMAIN FAIRLY STATIONARY OVER THE GREAT
   LAKES AREA...AS A COLD FRONT SWEEPS THROUGH THE EASTERN TWO THIRDS
   OF THE COUNTRY. SOME PRECIPITATION WILL BE POSSIBLE AHEAD OF THE
   COLD FRONT IN THE NORTHEAST STATES. FURTHER SOUTHWEST INTO ARIZONA
   AND NEW MEXICO...A DRY AND HOT AIRMASS WILL GENERATE SOME FIRE
   WEATHER DANGER...BUT LACK OF STRONG SURFACE WIND SPEEDS WILL HELP
   KEEP THE THREAT TO A MINIMUM.
   
   ...SE AZ/SW NM...
   
   THE FIRE WEATHER FORECAST FOR THIS REGION IS VERY SIMILAR TO THE DAY
   1 FORECAST...A HOT AND DRY AIRMASS WILL BE IN PLACE WITH
   TEMPERATURES CLIMBING A BIT HIGHER THAN DAY 1...WITH SOME SURFACE
   OBSERVATIONS EXPECTED TO BE IN THE UPPER 80S F TO UPPER 90S. BY LATE
   AFTERNOON...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL AGAIN BE IN THE UPPER
   SINGLE DIGITS TO UPPER TEENS...BUT LACK OF SIGNIFICANT SURFACE WIND
   SPEEDS...LIKELY TO BE 5 TO 10 KTS AS IN DAY 1...WILL HELP SUSTAIN A
   MINIMAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 05/10/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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