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Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 010812
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0312 AM CDT SUN OCT 01 2006
   
   VALID 011200Z - 021200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE ENEWD ACROSS WRN CONUS TODAY. A SLUG OF
   MID/HIGH LEVEL MOISTURE WILL MOVE AHEAD OF THIS TROUGH. THIS
   MOISTURE MAY SUPPORT ISOLATED TSTMS...BUT CONDITIONS WILL BE LESS
   FAVORABLE FOR DRY TSTMS THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT AND A CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT DOES NOT APPEAR LIKELY. SEVERAL OTHER MARGINALLY NEAR
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREAS EXIST ACROSS THE NATION TODAY.  A NRN
   STREAM UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CANADIAN BORDER AND SUPPORT
   WEAK COLD FRONT MOVING INTO THE NRN PLAINS. BEHIND THIS FRONT...DRY
   NWLY FLOW AND LOW RH READINGS WILL EXIST. OVER THE FOUR
   CORNERS...SWLY WINDS WILL INCREASE ASSOCIATED WITH THE GREAT BASIN
   UPPER TROUGH. AHEAD OF THE GREAT BASIN TROUGH...A TIGHTENING SFC
   PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL SUPPORT BREEZY CONDITIONS OVER THE
   CENTRAL/SRN PLAINS. SFC HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE SERN
   STATES AND AGAIN SUPPORT LOW RH READINGS TO THIS REGION.
   
   ...GREAT BASIN/CENTRAL ROCKIES...
   AHEAD OF AN UPPER TROUGH...COPIOUS AMT OF MID/HIGH LEVEL MOISTURE
   AND CLOUD COVER WILL MOVE INTO THE ERN GREAT BASIN/CENTRAL ROCKIES.
   FORECAST SOUNDINGS INDICATE A SUBSTANTIAL WARMING ASSOCIATED WITH
   THE TROUGH PASSAGE. A FEW TSTMS MAY DEVELOP AHEAD OF THE UPPER
   TROUGH...BUT SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN MOISTURE FAVORS MAINLY WET
   TSTMS.
   
   ...NRN PLATEAU/FOUR CORNERS REGION...
   ON THE SRN EDGE OF THE STRONGEST MID LEVEL WIND FIELDS...AND OUTSIDE
   OF THE THICKEST MID/HIGH LEVEL CLOUD COVER...SWLY WINDS FROM 15-20
   MPH WILL DEVELOP OVER THE REGION TODAY. LOW RH READINGS IN THE 10-15
   PERCENT COMBINED WITH THESE WINDS WILL PRODUCE NEAR CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ...NRN HIGH PLAINS...
   BEHIND A WEAK COLD FRONT...NWLY WINDS FROM 15-20 MPH WILL DEVELOP
   OVER ERN MT/WRN ND. RELATIVELY WARM TEMPERATURES NEAR 80 F AND
   DEWPTS IN THE 30S WILL SUPPORT MIN RH READINGS AROUND 20 PERCENT.
   
   ...SRN/CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS...
   WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 90S WILL AGAIN OCCUR
   TODAY OVER THE REGION. INCREASING PRESSURE GRADIENT DUE TO A
   DEEPENING LEE TROUGH WILL SUPPORT SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS FROM 15-20
   MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 25 MPH. DEWPTS IN THE 30S/40S WILL SUPPORT MIN
   RH READINGS FROM 15-25 PERCENT.
   
   ...NRN FL/SRN GA...
   DRY NLY FLOW WILL SUPPORT ANOTHER DAY OF MIN RH READINGS FROM 25-30
   PERCENT TODAY. SUSTAINED WINDS WILL AVERAGE LESS THAN 10 MPH.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 10/01/2006
   
   ...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 010813
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0313 AM CDT SUN OCT 01 2006
   
   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   BROAD UPPER TROUGHING WILL REMAIN IN PLACE OVER THE WRN CONUS
   TOMORROW...WITH UPPER RIDGING SLOWLY BUILDING OVER THE SRN
   PLAINS/SERN STATES. AS A RESULT OF UPPER TROUGHING OVER THE
   WEST...ANOTHER DAY OF BREEZY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE SRN
   GREAT BASIN AND OVER THE PLAINS STATES. LOW RH READINGS IN THE
   SRN/CENTRAL PLAINS AND SRN GREAT BASIN WILL SUPPORT NEAR CRITICAL
   FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN BOTH OF THESE AREAS. SFC HIGH PRESSURE
   WILL REMAIN OVER THE SERN STATES...AND WITH GRADUALLY WARMING
   TEMPERATURES...LOW RH READINGS WILL EXPAND IN AREAL COVERAGE.
   
   ...SRN GREAT BASIN...
   A STRONG MID LEVEL JET WILL RESIDE OVER THE REGION TOMORROW ON THE
   SRN EDGE OF A BROAD UPPER TROUGH LOCATED OVER THE WEST. AT THE
   SFC...SWLY WINDS FROM 15-20 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE LOWER CO
   RIVER VALLEY/SRN GREAT BASIN TO THE WEST OF A SFC TROUGH. SCT
   CONVECTION WILL BE POSSIBLE EAST OF THE SFC TROUGH. MOST OF THIS
   CONVECTION IS EXPECTED TO BE WET.
   
   ...SRN/CENTRAL PLAINS...
   SWLY WINDS FROM 15-20 MPH /WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH OVER THE TX
   PANHANDLE AND WRN/NRN OK/ WILL BE COMMON OVER THE REGION TOMORROW AS
   A MODERATE LOW LEVEL JET IN THE MORNING SLOWLY DIMINISHES IN THE
   AFTERNOON. WHERE THE WINDS WILL BE THE STRONGEST...DEWPTS ARE
   EXPECTED TO BE IN THE 40S AND 50S. WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN
   THE 90S WILL PRODUCE MIN RH READINGS FROM 20-30 PERCENT. AREA WILL
   BE MONITORED FOR LOWER RH READINGS AND POSSIBLE CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   BUILDING UPPER RIDGING WILL SUPPORT WARMING HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE
   UPPER 80S/LOWER 90S. BROAD SFC RIDGE WILL AID IN MAINTAINING LOW
   DEWPTS IN THE 50S. CONSEQUENTLY LOW RH READINGS FROM 25-30 PERCENT
   WILL EXIST OVER MOST OF THE AREA. LIGHT WINDS WILL MINIMIZE ANY
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 10/01/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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