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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 071016
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0416 AM CST WED MAR 07 2007
   
   VALID 071200Z - 081200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A BROAD UPPER TROUGH WILL REMAIN OVER THE ERN CONUS THROUGH THE
   PERIOD. ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TROUGH...AN AREA OF SFC LOW PRESSURE
   WILL MOVE ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES. SOUTH OF THIS SFC
   LOW...SWLY WINDS WILL INCREASE OVER THE CAROLINAS. ALONG WITH LOW RH
   READINGS...NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL EXIST IN THIS
   REGION. LOW RH READINGS WILL REMAIN PREVALENT ACROSS MOST OF THE
   REST OF THE SERN STATES...BUT LIGHTER WINDS WILL PRECLUDE A CRITICAL
   FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK AREA IN THIS REGION. A WEAK UPPER SYSTEM OVER
   THE SRN/CENTRAL PLAINS WILL AID IN SHIFTING A COLD FRONT SWD THROUGH
   OK INTO WRN/NRN TX.
   
   ...CAROLINAS...
   TO THE SOUTH OF AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE...SWLY WINDS WILL INCREASE
   TO AROUND 15 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON. DESPITE MID/HIGH CLOUDS
   TEMPERATURES WILL WARM INTO THE UPPER 60S/LOWER 70S. LOW DEWPTS WILL
   SUSTAIN MIN RH READINGS FROM 25-35 PERCENT. THE COMBINATION OF
   MODEST WINDS AND LOW RH READINGS WILL LEAD TO NEAR CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ...REMAINDER OF THE SERN STATES AND NRN/CENTRAL FLA...
   LOW DEWPTS WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE REGION UNDER THE PRESENCE OF A
   BROAD AREA OF SFC HIGH PRESSURE. MILD TEMPERATURES WILL RESULT IN
   LOW RH READINGS FROM 25-35 PERCENT. HOWEVER GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS
   AND LOW INVERSION HEIGHTS /AROUND 5 KFT/ SHOULD LIMIT THE POTENTIAL
   FOR WIDESPREAD FIRE GROWTH AND THUS PRECLUDING THE ISSUANCE OF A
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA.
   
   ...PORTIONS OF OK AND WRN TX...
   WITH THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT...WINDS WILL SHIFT TO N-NE OVER
   WRN/CENTRAL OK AND NWRN TX TODAY. DESPITE THE COLD FRONTAL
   PASSAGE...TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 65-70 DEG OVER
   CENTRAL/WRN OK AND NWRN TX. COMBINED WITH DEWPTS IN THE
   20S/30S...MIN RH READINGS WILL RANGE FROM 20-30 PERCENT. SUSTAINED
   WINDS WILL AVERAGE FROM 10-15 MPH PRECLUDING A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   THREAT.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 03/07/2007
   
   ...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 071019
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0419 AM CST WED MAR 07 2007
   
   VALID 081200Z - 091200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE DEEP UPPER TROUGH OVER THE ERN CONUS WILL BEGIN TO WEAKEN AND
   MOVE EWD THROUGH THE PERIOD. TO THE WEST OF THIS FEATURE...GENERALLY
   ZONAL FLOW WILL BE PREDOMINANT OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE CONUS. DRY
   CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN OVER THE SERN STATES...SUPPORTING VERY HIGH
   FIRE DANGER...BUT SFC HIGH PRESSURE WILL RESULT IN LIGHT WINDS.
   ANOTHER LOW AMPLITUDE UPPER SYSTEM WILL MOVE EWD THROUGH THE ROCKIES
   AND INTO THE PLAINS THROUGH THE PERIOD. BREEZY CONDITIONS ARE
   EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN ASSOCIATION WITH THIS TROUGH AS MID LEVEL
   FLOW STRENGTHENS OVER THE ROCKIES AND SFC PRESSURE FALLS OCCUR OVER
   THE HIGH PLAINS. HOWEVER...SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE
   STRONG ENOUGH TO PRODUCE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   AN AREA OF SFC HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION TOMORROW
   THAT WILL BE REINFORCED BY A LARGER AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE
   GREAT LAKES. MILD TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S AND LOW DEWPTS WILL RESULT
   IN ANOTHER DAY OF MIN RH READINGS FROM 25-35 PERCENT. GENERALLY
   LIGHT/VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH WILL PRECLUDE CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ...SRN HIGH PLAINS/SRN ROCKIES...
   MID LEVEL FLOW WILL STRENGTHEN OVER THE ROCKIES IN THE WAKE OF AN
   UPPER TROUGH THAT MOVES INTO THE PLAINS LATE IN THE PERIOD. COMBINED
   WITH STEEP LOW-MID LEVEL LAPSE RATES AND ASSOCIATED SFC PRESSURE
   FALLS ALONG LEE SLOPES...SUSTAINED SSWLY WINDS AROUND 15 MPH OVER
   THE HIGH PLAINS AND WLY WINDS FROM 15-20 MPH OVER THE SRN ROCKIES
   WILL DEVELOP DURING THE AFTERNOON HRS. COOLER TEMPERATURES IN THE
   60S OVER THE SRN HIGH PLAINS WILL LIMIT MIN RH READINGS TO AROUND 25
   PERCENT. WARMER TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S OVER LOWER ELEVATIONS OF SRN
   NM/FAR WRN TX AND SERN AZ WILL SUPPORT MIN RH READINGS FROM 10-15
   PERCENT.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 03/07/2007
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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