Storm Prediction Center
Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

Click for Day 1 FireWX Areal Outline Product

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 210658
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1258 AM CST THU JAN 21 2010
   
   VALID 211200Z - 221200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AS OF 07Z...AN UPPER LEVEL LOW WAS LOCATED OVER CNTRL OK. THIS
   SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EWD THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD AND
   ARRIVE AT THE MID ATLANTIC COAST BY FRIDAY MORNING. ABUNDANT
   MOISTURE AHEAD OF THE LOW WILL KEEP MUCH OF THE SE CONUS INTO THE
   OHIO VALLEY UNDER CLOUD COVER AND AREAS OF PRECIPITATION. ACROSS THE
   WEST...THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OFF THE PACIFIC COAST WILL REMAIN
   FAIRLY STATIONARY WHILE WEAK RIDGING WILL SHIFT EWD INTO THE SRN
   PLAINS. LIGHT SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS AND RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ABOVE
   CRITICAL LEVELS WILL HINDER ANY FIRE WEATHER THREATS ACROSS ERN NM
   AND WRN TX.
   
   ..STOPPKOTTE/HURLBUT.. 01/21/2010
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

Click for Day 2 FireWX Areal Outline Product

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 210734
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0134 AM CST THU JAN 21 2010
   
   VALID 221200Z - 231200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   ON FRIDAY...THE DEEP TROUGH OFF THE PACIFIC COAST WILL SHIFT EWD
   INTO THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST WITH A STRONG UPPER LEVEL JET
   OVERSPREADING THE SOUTHERN PLAINS BY AFTERNOON. A LOW LEVEL JET OF
   NEARLY 60 KTS COMBINED WITH A STRENGTHENING LEE LOW OVER SE
   CO...WILL LEAD TO GUSTY SURFACE WINDS AND NEAR CRITICAL CONDITIONS
   ACROSS PORTIONS OF FAR SE NM AND WRN TX. FURTHER EAST...A HIGHLY
   AMPLIFIED UPPER RIDGE WILL AFFECT THE ERN THIRD OF THE CONUS BUT
   RECENT PRECIPITATION AND LIGHT WINDS WILL PRECLUDE ANY FIRE WEATHER
   THREAT EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI.
   
   ...FAR SERN NM AND WRN TX...
   A LEE LOW ACROSS SERN CO WILL DEVELOP IN RESPONSE TO INCREASING
   SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT. DRY LOW/MID LEVELS EVIDENT IN INVERTED V
   SHAPED FORECAST SOUNDINGS WILL ALLOW GUSTY SURFACE WINDS OF 40 TO 50
   MPH...WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH TO DEVELOP BY AFTERNOON.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN THE MID 20S TO MID 30S MAY PRECLUDE A
   CRITICAL FIRE THREAT BUT IF LOWER RELATIVE HUMIDITIES DEVELOP A
   CRITICAL AREA MAY BE NEEDED. ANOTHER CONCERN IS THE POSSIBILITY OF
   LIGHT SHOWERS DEVELOPING OVER SERN NM AND FAR WRN TX LATE IN THE
   AFTERNOON. DESPITE THESE LIMITING FACTORS...THIS AREA HAS GONE
   SEVERAL DAYS WITHOUT ANY PRECIPITATION SO CONDITIONS WILL BE
   MONITORED CLOSELY.
   
   ..STOPPKOTTE/HURLBUT.. 01/21/2010
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

Fire Weather/Forecast Products/Home