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Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 020830
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0330 AM CDT MON OCT 02 2006
   
   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   SEVERAL WEAKER UPPER TROUGHS WILL ROTATE AROUND A BROADER UPPER
   TROUGH LOCATED OVER THE WRN CONUS TODAY. THESE TROUGHS WILL SUPPORT
   A DEEP SWLY FLOW OVER THE ROCKIES MAINTAINING AN AREA OF LOW
   PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS AND A MODERATE PRESSURE GRADIENT
   OVER THE SRN PLAINS. THE RESULT WILL BE A CONTINUATION OF MODERATE
   SSWLY WINDS OVER THE PLAINS TO THE SOUTH OF A COLD FRONT. THE
   COMBINATION OF THESE WINDS AND LOW RH READINGS WILL PRODUCE NEAR
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER THE SRN PLAINS. SFC HIGH
   PRESSURE OVER THE SERN STATES WILL SUPPORT ANOTHER DAY OF LOW RH
   READINGS...BUT LIGHT WINDS WILL LIMIT ANY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   THREAT.
   
   ...KS/OK/NRN TX...
   SWLY LOW LEVEL JET WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH THROUGH THE MORNING. HOWEVER
   A MODERATE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION TODAY
   SUPPORTING BREEZY CONDITIONS. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO
   AVERAGE AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH OVER MUCH OF WRN/NRN
   OK...THE ERN TX PANHANDLE/NWRN TX...AND SRN KS. LOW LEVEL MOISTURE
   WILL REMAIN MODEST TODAY AND DESPITE AFTERNOON MIXING...MIN RH
   READINGS ARE ANTICIPATED TO BE AOA 20 PERCENT WHERE THE WINDS ARE
   THE STRONGEST. THUS A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT IS NOT EXPECTED
   ATTM...ALTHOUGH FIRE DANGER WILL BE VERY HIGH.
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   MIN RH READINGS WILL AVERAGE FROM 20-30 PERCENT TODAY AS WARM
   TEMPERATURES IN THE 80S/LOWER 90S COMBINE WITH DEWPTS IN THE
   40S/50S. GENERALLY LIGHT NLY/ELY WINDS WILL PRECLUDE ANY CRITICAL
   FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 10/02/2006
   
   ...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 020831
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0331 AM CDT MON OCT 02 2006
   
   VALID 031200Z - 041200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE MAIN AND STRONGER UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE INTO THE WEST COAST
   TOMORROW. THIS WILL AID IN EJECTING A LEAD UPPER TROUGH INTO THE
   CENTRAL PLAINS. A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SWD THROUGH THE NRN PLAINS IN
   THE WAKE OF THIS CENTRAL PLAINS TROUGH. AHEAD OF THE COLD
   FRONT...SWLY WINDS WILL REMAIN MODERATE OVER MUCH OF THE SRN PLAINS
   AGAIN SUPPORTING NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO PORTIONS
   OF OK/TX. MODERATE SWLY WINDS WILL BE PRESENT AS WELL OVER THE GREAT
   BASIN AHEAD OF THE MAIN UPPER TROUGH.
   
   ...SRN PLAINS...
   A COLD FRONT WILL BE OVER NEB THROUGH MOST OF THE DAY BEFORE MOVING
   SWD OVERNIGHT IN THE WAKE OF THE UPPER TROUGH/SFC LOW. AHEAD OF THIS
   FRONT...SWLY WINDS WILL REMAIN MODERATE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A
   MODERATE PRESSURE GRADIENT AND LOW LEVEL JET. AS ON DAY ONE AND
   DESPITE WARM TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER-MID 90S...DEWPTS MIXING INTO
   THE UPPER 40S/50S SHOULD KEEP MIN RH READINGS GENERALLY ABOVE 20
   PERCENT PRECLUDING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ...SRN GREAT BASIN...
   AS THE MAIN UPPER TROUGH APPROACHES THE CA COAST DURING THE
   DAY...INCREASING SWLY WINDS WILL AID IN DEEPENING AN AREA OF LOW
   PRESSURE OVER CENTRAL NV. SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS WILL AVERAGE AROUND
   15 MPH...WITH STRONGER GUSTS POSSIBLE DEPENDENT ON THE AMT OF HIGH
   CLOUD COVER. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN NEAR SEASONAL NORMS
   AND MIN RH READINGS WILL AVERAGE FROM 15-20 PERCENT.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 10/02/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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