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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

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   FNUS21 KWNS 040838
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0338 AM CDT WED JUN 04 2008
   
   VALID 041200Z - 051200Z
   
   ...EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR NERN AZ...MUCH OF
   NM...PORTIONS OF WRN TX AND THE OK PANHANDLE...
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SERN CA...FAR SRN NV/FAR SRN
   UT...FAR SRN CO...SRN AND WRN AZ...FAR SWRN KS...FAR NWRN OK AND THE
   REMAINDER WRN TX...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LARGE UPPER TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN ACROSS THE WRN HALF
   OF THE CONUS TODAY...WITH SFC LOW PRESSURE DEEPENING OVER WRN KS.
   VERY STRONG WINDS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE SRN PLAINS AND SRN ROCKIES
   AS A RESULT. A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL COMBINE WITH THE WINDS TO
   PRODUCE WIDESPREAD FIRE PROBLEMS FROM SERN CA EWD ACROSS AZ/NM AND
   INTO THE SRN HIGH PLAINS. THE REMAINDER OF THE NATION WILL SEE NO
   OTHER CRITICAL OR NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ...EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - NERN AZ...MUCH OF
   NM...PORTIONS OF WRN TX AND THE OK PANHANDLE...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS FROM 30-40 MPH WITH GUSTS
   UP TO 50 MPH...MIN RH READINGS FROM 5-10 PERCENT
   
   EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AS A STRONG
   TROUGH DIGS SEWD ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN AND INTO THE ROCKIES. THE
   STRONGEST WINDS AND LOWEST RH VALUES WILL OCCUR FROM NERN AZ ACROSS
   MUCH OF NM INTO WRN TX AS LOW PRESSURE DEEPENS JUST TO THE NE OF THE
   AREA AND MID LEVEL WIND MAX OVERSPREADS THE REGION. SUSTAINED SWLY
   WINDS OF 30-40 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH HIGHER GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.
   STRONG HEATING AND MIXING WILL RESULT IN MIN RH IN THE MIDDLE TO
   UPPER SINGLE DIGITS TO THE WEST OF A DRYLINE.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - SERN CA...FAR SRN NV/FAR SRN
   UT...FAR SRN CO...SRN AND WRN AZ...FAR SWRN KS...FAR NWRN OK AND THE
   REMAINDER WRN TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS FROM 25-35 MPH WITH GUSTS
   OVER 45 MPH...MIN RH READINGS FROM 5-15 PERCENT
   
   SURROUNDING THE EXTREMELY CRITICAL AREA...STRONG WINDS AND LOW RH
   WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS AS WELL. FROM SWRN KS/WRN OK
   INTO PORTIONS OF WRN TX /TO THE WEST OF A DRYLINE AND SOUTH OF A SFC
   LOW/ SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25-35 MPH ALONG WITH MIN RH FROM AROUND 15
   PERCENT WILL EXIST THIS AFTERNOON. FOR FAR SRN CO/NRN NM AND SRN
   UT...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER /NEAR THE COLD FRONT/ BUT VERY DRY
   AIR WILL STILL SUPPORT MIN RH READINGS AROUND 15 PERCENT. 
   
   FARTHER W...WLY WINDS OF 20-30 MPH WILL OCCUR AS WELL OVER SERN
   CA...THE CO RIVER VALLEY...SRN NV...AND MUCH OF SRN AND WRN AZ. RH
   WILL RANGE FROM THE SINGLE DIGITS OVER THE DESERT FLOORS TO BETWEEN
   10-15 PERCENT IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 06/04/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 040842
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0342 AM CDT WED JUN 04 2008
   
   VALID 051200Z - 061200Z
   
   ...EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF SRN/ERN
   NM....WRN TX...
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SRN/ERN NM...MUCH OF WRN TX AND
   THE OK PANHANDLE...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A STRONG UPPER TROUGH WILL EJECT OUT OF THE ROCKIES TOMORROW. AHEAD
   OF THIS TROUGH...AN AREA OF SFC LOW PRESSURE WILL DEEPEN OVER SWRN
   KS. SOUTH OF THIS LOW...WEST OF A SHARPENING DRYLINE AND EAST OF A
   COLD FRONT STRONG SFC WINDS COMBINED WITH LOW RH READINGS WILL
   PRODUCE ANOTHER DAY OF CRITICAL/EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE DESERT SW/SRN HIGH PLAINS.
   ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE NATION...NO OTHER CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.
   
   ...EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - PORTIONS OF SRN/ERN
   NM....WRN TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS FROM 30-40 MPH WITH GUSTS
   UP TO 50 MPH...MIN RH READINGS FROM 10-15 PERCENT...FRONTAL PASSAGE.
   
   AHEAD OF A STRONG UPPER TROUGH...STEEP LOW-MID LEVEL LAPSE RATES
   ALONG THE CORRIDOR OF THE STRONGEST MID LEVEL WIND FIELDS WILL
   SUPPORT ANOTHER DAY OF EXTREMELY CRITICAL WINDS OVER SRN NM NEWD
   INTO PORTIONS OF WRN TX. ALTHOUGH SFC TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY BE
   5-10 DEG F COOLER THAN DAY ONE /OWING TO MID LEVEL COOLING/ VERY LOW
   RH READINGS /10-15 PERCENT/ CAN AGAIN BE EXPECTED AS DEWPTS FALL
   INTO THE 5-15 DEG F RANGE. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SWITCH TO THE
   WEST/NW AS A PACIFIC COLD FRONT PUSHES THROUGH THE AREA OVERNIGHT
   AND REMAIN STRONG...HAMPERING ANY POTENTIAL FIRE SUPPRESSION
   EFFORTS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - SRN/ERN NM...MUCH OF WRN TX AND THE
   OK PANHANDLE...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS FROM 20-30 MPH WITH GUSTS
   OVER 40 MPH...MIN RH READINGS FROM 10-15 PERCENT...FRONTAL PASSAGE
   
   SURROUNDING THE EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA...SLIGHTLY
   WEAKER WINDS /DUE TO DISTANCE AWAY FROM MID LEVEL JET MAX/ WILL
   EXIST TOMORROW OVER THIS AREA. COMBINED WITH COOLER TEMPERATURES ON
   THE WRN/NRN PORTIONS OF THE OUTLOOK AREA /CLOSER TO THE MID LEVEL
   TROUGH CENTER/ AND WEAKER WINDS OVER SWRN TX...FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS WILL BE SLIGHTLY BELOW EXTREMELY CRITICAL.
   HOWEVER...SIMILAR TO THE EXTREMELY CRITICAL AREA...A COLD FRONT WILL
   MOVE INTO WRN/NRN PORTIONS OF THE CRITICAL AREA DURING THE LATE
   AFTERNOON/EVENING SHIFTING WINDS ABRUPTLY TO THE W/NW WHICH WOULD
   HAMPER ANY POTENTIAL FIRE SUPPRESSION EFFORTS.
   
   ...PORTIONS OF WRN OK...
   ALTHOUGH THE DRYLINE IS EXPECTED TO MIX FURTHER EAST ON DAY 2 THAN
   ON DAY ONE /ROUGHLY REACHING A WOODWARD TO ALTUS LINE BY MID
   AFTERNOON/...RECENT FUEL INFORMATION SUGGESTS THAT THE AREA SHOULD
   REMAIN OUTSIDE OF THE CRITICAL OUTLOOK AREA DESPITE STRONG SUSTAINED
   WINDS AND MIN RH READINGS AROUND 15 PERCENT ACROSS THE WRN 2 TIERS
   OF COUNTIES.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 06/04/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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