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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 270904
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0404 AM CDT WED SEP 27 2006
   
   VALID 271200Z - 281200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   OVERALL UPPER AIR PATTERN WILL AMPLIFY THROUGH THE PERIOD WITH AN
   EXPANSIVE UPPER TROUGH DOMINANT OVER THE EASTERN HALF OF THE
   CONUS...AS AN UPPER RIDGE BUILDS OVER THE WESTERN STATES. A COLD
   FRONT WILL PUSH SOUTH/SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
   AND SOUTHERN PLAINS...WITH COOL AND WINDY CONDITIONS IN THE WAKE OF
   THE FRONT. A WARM/DRY AIRMASS WILL BE DOMINANT FROM THE SOUTHERN
   PLAINS TO THE GREAT BASIN AND PACIFIC NORTHWEST.
   
   ...CENTRAL/NORTHEAST TX INTO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY...
   SOUTH/SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE DAY AHEAD OF A COLD
   FRONT MOVING SOUTHWARD ACROSS OK/NORTH TX. ALTHOUGH BOUNDARY LAYER
   MOISTURE WILL BE INCREASING ACROSS THE REGION...STRONG HEATING WILL
   RESULT IN MODESTLY LOW RH VALUES FOR INLAND AREAS...WITH MINIMUM RH
   VALUES OF 25-35 PERCENT FOR A FEW HOURS AWAY FROM THE GULF COAST.
   SUSTAINED SOUTH-SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL LIKELY REACH 15
   MPH...ESPECIALLY IN A CORRIDOR FROM THE TX HILL COUNTRY TO THE
   ARKLATEX VICINITY.
   
   ...CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS...
   A COLD FRONT WILL SURGE SOUTH ACROSS THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS WITH
   VERY WINDY CONDITIONS ACROSS EASTERN WY/MUCH OF NEB INTO NORTHERN KS
   AND EASTERN CO/NORTHEAST NM. WHILE RH VALUES WILL BE ON THE
   INCREASE IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT ACROSS MUCH OF THE CENTRAL
   PLAINS...PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST CO/NORTHEAST NM MAY SEE RH VALUES AS
   LOW AS 15 PERCENT FOR A FEW HOURS THIS AFTERNOON.
   
   ...CA/ORE/WESTERN GREAT BASIN...
   IT WILL BE VERY WARM AND DRY BENEATH THE WESTERN STATES UPPER RIDGE.
   BROAD SCALE WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT...WITH LOCAL REGIMES
   DOMINANT AND SOME GUSTY WINDS NEAR COMPLEX TERRAIN. AFTERNOON RH
   VALUES WILL GENERALLY BE AS LOW AS 8-15 PERCENT FOR INLAND AREAS.
   DUE TO THE HOT TEMPERATURES AND LOW RH VALUES...POTENTIAL WILL EXIST
   FOR INCREASED FIRE ACTIVITY DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.
   
   ..GUYER.. 09/27/2006
   
   ...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 271003
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0503 AM CDT WED SEP 27 2006
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   OVERALL PATTERN WILL FURTHER AMPLIFY ON THURSDAY...HIGHLIGHTED BY
   EXPANSIVE UPPER TROUGH DEEPENING OVER THE EASTERN THIRD OF THE
   COUNTRY...WITH UPPER RIDGING/NORTHWEST UPPER FLOW PREVALENT OVER THE
   WESTERN STATES. COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS EASTWARD TOWARD THE
   ATLANTIC SEABOARD...WITH THE TRAILING PORTION MOVING SOUTH ACROSS
   FAR SOUTH TX.
   
   ...TX HILL COUNTRY/SOUTH TX...
   WITH THE COLD FRONT EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS SOUTH TX DURING THE
   DAY...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY POST-FRONTAL WINDS AND MARGINALLY LOW
   RH VALUES MAY CAUSE NEAR-CRITICAL CONDITIONS FOR SEVERAL HOURS
   ACROSS THE TX HILL COUNTRY/SOUTH TX ON THURSDAY. IN THE WAKE OF THE
   FRONT...SUSTAINED NORTH/NORTHEAST WINDS MAY REACH 15-20 MPH.
   
   ...LOWER CO RIVER VALLEY/WESTERN GREAT BASIN AND CA/ORE...
   WARM/DRY CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN PREVALENT ACROSS THE REGION IN
   ASSOCIATION WITH THE PERSISTENCE OF THE UPPER RIDGE INTO THE WESTERN
   STATES. BROAD SCALE WINDS WILL REMAIN LIGHT ON THURSDAY...WITH
   TERRAIN-DRIVEN/LOCAL REGIMES DOMINANT.
   
   ..GUYER.. 09/27/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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