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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 100959
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0359 AM CST SUN DEC 10 2006
   
   VALID 101200Z - 111200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A PROGRESSIVE PATTERN WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE COUNTRY TODAY...AS AN
   UPPER SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH THE SOUTHWEST/ROCKIES. AHEAD OF THIS
   SYSTEM...MODERATE SSWLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE PLAINS.
   ALTHOUGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE NORMAL...MIN RH READINGS WILL
   NOT BE APPRECIABLY LOW PRECLUDING A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT. A
   LARGE AREA OF SFC HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE SERN
   STATES...PROVIDING FOR DRY AIR AND LIGHT WINDS OVER THIS REGION. LOW
   RH READINGS WILL SUPPORT HIGH FIRE DANGER...BUT CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT ANTICIPATED.
   
   ...SERN/MID-ATLANTIC STATES...
   A LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE OVER THE REGION
   THROUGH TODAY. TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO MODIFY TODAY...WITH
   READINGS AROUND 60 F. VERY DRY AIR /WITH DWPTS IN THE TEENS AND 20S/
   WILL SUPPORT MIN RH READINGS FROM 15-25 PERCENT. LIGHT WINDS WILL
   PRECLUDE ANY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ...SRN HIGH PLAINS...
   SWLY WINDS WILL AVERAGE 15-25 MPH TODAY AS THE LEE TROUGH DEEPENS IN
   RESPONSE TO APPROACHING SWRN SYSTEM. TEMPERATURES WILL AVERAGE 5-10
   ABOVE AVERAGE WITH READINGS IN THE 60S. HOWEVER...MIN RH READINGS
   WILL AVERAGE AROUND 25 PERCENT.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 12/10/2006
   
   ...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 101003
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0403 AM CST SUN DEC 10 2006
   
   VALID 111200Z - 121200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER TROUGH OVER THE SWRN STATES TODAY WILL MOVE INTO THE SRN
   PLAINS TOMORROW. IN ASSOCIATION WITH THIS SYSTEM...SFC WINDS WILL
   INCREASE OVER THE SRN PLAINS. MILD TEMPERATURES AND LOW RH READINGS
   WILL SUPPORT AN INCREASED FIRE DANGER OVER MUCH OF WRN OK/WRN TX AND
   ERN NM...WITH NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. IN THE
   WAKE OF THE SRN PLAINS UPPER SYSTEM...WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL
   DEVELOP INTO THE GREAT BASIN...SUPPORTING A REDEVELOPMENT OF
   OFFSHORE WINDS LATE IN THE PERIOD OVER SRN CA. SFC HIGH PRESSURE
   WILL REMAIN IN CONTROL OVER THE ERN SEABOARD...CONTINUING THE RECENT
   STRETCH OF DRY WEATHER AND LOW RH READINGS. HOWEVER...A GRADUAL
   MOISTENING TREND WILL SLOWLY DEVELOP NWD OVER PORTIONS OF THE SERN
   STATES AS THE FLOW BECOMES MORE SELY IN THIS REGION. GENERALLY LIGHT
   WIND SPEEDS WILL PRECLUDE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THE
   ENTIRE REGION.
   
   ...SRN PLAINS...
   A STEEPENING OF THE MID LEVEL LAPSE RATES WILL OCCUR AS AN UPPER
   TROUGH PASSES ACROSS THE REGION TOMORROW. AHEAD OF THE UPPER
   TROUGH...A SFC DRYLINE WILL MOVE THROUGH WRN OK AND WRN TX DURING
   THE LATE MORNING/AFTERNOON. TO THE WEST OF THIS DRYLINE ABOVE NORMAL
   TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S/LOWER 70S AND MIN RH READINGS FROM 15-20
   PERCENT WILL OCCUR. BEHIND THE DRYLINE...WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE WNW
   BEHIND A PACIFIC COLD FRONT MOVING ACROSS ERN NM AND THE PANHANDLES.
   DOWNSLOPE FLOW SHOULD COUNTERACT LOW LEVEL COOLING IN THE WAKE OF
   THE COLD FRONT...SUPPORTING HIGH TEMPERATURES NEAR 60 F. DWPTS IN
   THE TEENS BEHIND THE COLD FRONT WILL PRODUCE MIN RH READINGS FROM
   15-20 PERCENT. SUSTAINED WINDS FROM 20-25 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH LOW
   RH READINGS TO SUPPORT NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS
   THE ENTIRE AREA.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   OFFSHORE WINDS WILL DEVELOP LATE IN THE PERIOD AS HIGH PRESSURE
   BUILDS INTO THE GREAT BASIN. GIVEN RECENT PRECIPITATION /AROUND 0.5
   INCH/ THAT FELL OVER MUCH OF THE AREA THIS MORNING...AND RELATIVELY
   WEAK GRADIENTS /SUSTAINED ELY WINDS FROM 15-20 MPH/ A CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT IS NOT EXPECTED TOMORROW NIGHT.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 12/10/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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