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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 180947
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0347 AM CST SAT DEC 18 2004
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   STRONG UPPER RIDGE ALONG THE WEST COAST BEGINS TO WEAKEN TODAY AS
   WEAK CLOSED LOW OVER SOUTHWEST STATES MOVES EASTWARD PHASING WITH
   STRENGTHENING LONG WAVE TROUGH OVER THE EAST.  
   
   THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES IS GENERALLY DRY AND COOL WITH
   RELATIVELY LIGHT WINDS....AND AN ARCTIC AIRMASS DROPS INTO THE
   NORTHERN PLAINS DURING THE PERIOD.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   SANTA ANA CONDITIONS CONTINUE OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY WITH
   SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE REMAINING STRONG OVER THE GREAT BASIN. 
   MINIMUM RH VALUES FALL TO 10 TO 20 PERCENT AS TEMPERATURES CLIMB
   INTO THE MIDDLE 70S TO LOWER 80S.  NORTHEAST WINDS WILL AVERAGE 15
   TO 30 MPH NEAR THE PASSES AND CANYONS WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.  FUEL
   MOISTURE REMAINS ABOVE CRITICAL THRESHOLDS NEGATING THE NEED FOR A
   CRITICAL AREA.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 12/18/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 181032
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0432 AM CST SAT DEC 18 2004
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE WEAKENS IN THE WEST AS A TROUGH MOVES INTO
   THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT DEVELOPS OVER MOST OF
   THE NATION.  SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND A VERY COLD AIRMASS MOVE FROM
   THE NORTHERN PLAINS TO THE GULF COAST DURING THE PERIOD...BRINGING
   ARCTIC AIR TO THE NORTHEAST AND SURFACE COLD FRONT TO THE GULF
   COAST.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   OFFSHORE FLOW CONTINUES OVER SOUTHERN CA AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
   SHIFTS FROM THE GREAT BASIN TOWARD THE CENTRAL ROCKIES.  AFTER POOR
   NOCTURNAL RH RECOVERY...MINIMUM RH VALUES AGAIN FALL INTO THE TEENS
   AS AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES CLIMB INTO THE 70S.  EAST TO NORTHEAST
   WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH LOCALIZED GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH ARE
   EXPECTED NEAR CANYONS AND PASSES.  
   
   ...NRN FL...
   DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS DEVELOP OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES AND
   NORTHERN FLORIDA SUNDAY AFTERNOON AS COLD FRONT REACHES THE
   PANHANDLE REGION.  INLAND AREAS OF NORTHERN FLORIDA MAY EXPERIENCE A
   BRIEF PERIOD OF WEST WINDS AROUND 15 TO 25 MPH AND RH VALUES OF 35
   TO 40 PERCENT SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 12/18/2004
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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