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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 180744
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0244 AM CDT THU MAY 18 2006
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   MORE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TODAY ACROSS PORTIONS OF
   THE WEST...AS UPPER LEVEL RIDGE REMAINS FIRMLY IN PLACE. SFC WINDS
   WILL NOT BE OVERLY STRONG UNDER THE RIDGE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE
   NRN PLAINS WHERE A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE SEWD DURING THE
   DAY. NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS
   PORTIONS OF THE DAKOTAS WHERE WINDS WILL BE RELATIVELY STRONG
   COMBINED WITH LOW RH VALUES. FARTHER EAST...UPPER LOW WILL MOVE EAST
   ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES...WHILE STRONG MID/UPPER LEVEL JET DIVES SEWD
   ACROSS THE TN VALLEY/CAROLINAS.
   
   ...NRN PLAINS...
   HIGH TEMPS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID TO UPPER 80S...WHICH IS ABOUT
   15-20 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. WITH DEWPOINTS ONLY IN THE UPPER
   30S/LOWER 40S...MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL FALL TO AROUND 20 PERCENT. IN
   ADDITION...WINDS WILL AVERAGE 15-25 MPH WITH OCNL HIGHER GUSTS
   POSSIBLE. 
   
   ...FL...
   WLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY AS MID/UPPER LEVEL JET AXIS SHIFTS
   SWD. RELATIVELY DRY AIR IS IN PLACE AFTER THE RECENT FRONTAL PASSAGE
   AND THERE WILL BE A FEW HOURS THIS AFTN WHERE MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL
   FALL BELOW 35 PERCENT...MAINLY ACROSS INTERIOR SECTIONS.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 05/18/2006
   
   ...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 180916
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0416 AM CDT THU MAY 18 2006
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SERN CA/CNTRL AND SRN NV/NW AZ...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER RIDGE WILL FINALLY BEGIN TO MOVE EAST ON FRIDAY...AS IMPULSES
   ASSOCIATED WITH ERN PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM START TO MOVE INLAND. MID
   LEVEL WINDS WILL INCREASE TO AROUND 60 KT ACROSS CA AND OREGON BY
   FRIDAY EVENING. SFC WINDS WILL LIKEWISE STRENGTHEN ACROSS THE GREAT
   BASIN AND SRN CA WITH CONTINUED ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE
   COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL INCREASE THE
   POTENTIAL FOR A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - SERN CA/CNTRL AND SRN NV/NW AZ...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SUSTAINED WINDS 15-25 MPH/RH VALUES 15-20
   PERCENT/ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS
   
   MAX TEMPS WILL RANGE FROM THE 80S/90S ACROSS THE CNTRL GREAT BASIN
   TO LOWER 100S IN THE DESERTS ON FRIDAY WITH RH VALUES FALLING TO
   15-20 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL BE MODERATELY STRONG AND
   OBSERVED FIRE DANGER CLASS VALUES HAVE BEEN IN THE HIGH OR VERY HIGH
   RANGE RECENTLY. INCREASED LARGE SCALE ASCENT ASSOCIATED WITH HEIGHT
   FALLS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN AREAS OF PCPN ACROSS THE SIERRA/CNTRL CA
   INTO THE NRN GREAT BASIN. FIRE WEATHER THREAT IN THESE REGIONS WILL
   BE MITIGATED DUE TO COOLER TEMPS AND EXPECTED PCPN.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 05/18/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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