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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 020607
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0107 AM CDT THU OCT 02 2008
   
   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE UPPER TROUGH WILL REMAIN DOMINANT ACROSS THE ERN STATES...AS LOW
   PRESSURE REMAINS ANCHORED NEAR THE ONTARIO/QUEBEC BORDERS. COOL AND
   DRY NWLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE SERN STATES...WHERE RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES WILL DROP INTO THE MID 20S TO LOWER 30S FOR SEVERAL HOURS
   ACROSS A WIDESPREAD AREA.
     
   MEANWHILE...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST WILL SHIFT
   SLIGHTLY EWD AND BEGIN TO WEAKEN. ISOLD THUNDERSTORMS MAY STILL BE
   POSSIBLE NEAR THE COLORADO/NEW MEXICO BORDERS...ALTHOUGH COOLER
   TEMPERATURES...LIGHT WINDS...AND UNFAVORABLE FUEL CONDITIONS WILL
   SOMEWHAT MITIGATE THE THREAT OF FIRE STARTS. 
     
   IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST...THE UPPER TROUGH WILL BEGIN TO MOVE
   ONSHORE. ALTHOUGH STRONGER SLY TO SWLY WINDS WILL OVERSPREAD THE
   REGION...WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION WILL AFFECT COASTAL AREAS AND THEN
   MOVE INLAND.
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY/S COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE...SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
   WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST. ALTHOUGH THE PRESSURE
   GRADIENT WILL GENERALLY RELAX LEADING TO LIGHTER WINDS THAN
   WEDNESDAY...OVERALL RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO REACH LOWER
   VALUES AS COOL AND DRY NWLY FLOW CONTINUES. MINIMUM RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES WILL DROP INTO THE MID 20S TO LOWER 30S ACROSS A
   WIDESPREAD AREA...WITH THE LOWEST VALUES POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF
   SRN GA/AL AND INLAND N FL. GIVEN CONTINUOUS DRY CONDITIONS...A
   HEIGHTENED FIRE THREAT WILL EXIST.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 10/02/2008
   
   ...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 020717
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0217 AM CDT THU OCT 02 2008
   
   VALID 031200Z - 041200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   IN THE WEST...A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING IN FROM THE GULF
   OF ALASKA WILL BRING A DRASTIC CHANGE TO THE WEATHER PATTERN.
   REMNANTS FROM AN ASIAN TYPHOON THAT HAVE BEEN ABSORBED INTO THE
   SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE COPIOUS MOISTURE FOR SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL AT
   LOWER ELEVATIONS AND SNOWFALL MAINLY ABOVE 7000 FT FROM FRIDAY TO
   SATURDAY. GUSTY SLY TO SWLY WINDS NEAR 30 MPH WITH GREATER SPEEDS AT
   HIGHER ELEVATIONS WILL BE LIKELY...ESPECIALLY IN THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST ON FRIDAY. 
   
   MEANWHILE...WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE ACROSS THE SOUTHWESTERN
   STATES...WHILE MOISTURE WILL BE SOMEWHAT SLOWER TO ADVECT INTO THE
   REGION. SUSTAINED SPEEDS NEAR 20 TO 30 MPH GUSTING HIGHER MAY BE
   POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF AZ/SRN NV/SRN CA. AT THE MOMENT...RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE MARGINAL...ALTHOUGH GIVEN GUSTY WINDS
   A HEIGHTENED FIRE THREAT WILL EXIST. 
   
   IN THE SRN PLAINS...LOW PRESSURE/CONVERGENCE ALONG THE LEE OF THE
   ROCKIES IN RESPONSE TO THE WESTERN LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INDUCE
   GUSTY SLY WINDS...ALIGNING WITH MARGINAL RELATIVE HUMIDITIES NEAR
   THE TX/NM/OK BORDERS. 
   
   IN THE SERN STATES...ANOTHER DAY OF LIGHT WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES WILL PERSIST. ALTHOUGH RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED
   TO BE SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN D1...PORTIONS OF NRN FL MAY EXPERIENCE
   SEVERAL HOURS OF CRITICALLY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 10/02/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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