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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 270829
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0329 AM CDT SAT MAY 27 2006
   
   VALID 271200Z - 281200Z
   
   ...EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SOUTHEAST UT/WESTERN
   CO/WESTERN NM AND NORTHERN/EASTERN AZ...
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SOUTHEAST CA/SOUTHEAST NV/MUCH OF
   UT/SOUTHERN WY/CO/AZ/NM INTO THE CENTRAL/SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   BROAD UPPER TROUGH WILL SHIFT EASTWARD OVER THE WESTERN STATES
   TODAY...WITH ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT ADVANCING ACROSS WY/UT/NV. STRONG
   WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TROUGH AND A WARM/DRY AIRMASS AHEAD OF
   THE COLD FRONT WILL LEAD TO A HIGH FIRE DANGER FROM THE LOWER CO
   RIVER VALLEY/EASTERN GREAT BASIN TO THE CENTRAL/SOUTHERN HIGH
   PLAINS. ELSEWHERE...UPPER RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE EASTERN STATES.
   
   ...EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - SOUTHEAST UT/WESTERN
   CO/WESTERN NM AND NORTHERN/EASTERN AZ...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: VERY STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS AND WARM
   TEMPERATURES/VERY LOW RH VALUES
   
   DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED TODAY FROM THE
   LOWER CO RIVER VALLEY/EASTERN GREAT BASIN INTO THE FOUR CORNERS
   AREA. IN ASSOCIATION WITH EASTWARD PROGRESSION OF WESTERN STATES
   TROUGH...A BELT OF STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY MID LEVEL FLOW WILL SPREAD
   FROM THE LOWER CO RIVER VALLEY/SOUTHWEST DESERTS INTO THE FOUR
   CORNERS AREA AND CENTRAL ROCKIES TODAY.
   
   ALONG/AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT MOVING ACROSS UT/SOUTHERN NV...IN
   PRESENCE OF WARM TEMPERATURES AND A DEEPLY MIXED BOUNDARY
   LAYER/STEEP LAPSE RATE ENVIRONMENT...AFOREMENTIONED STRONG BELT OF
   MID LEVEL WINDS WILL MIX TO THE SURFACE BY LATE MORNING IN MOST
   LOCALES. VERY STRONG SUSTAINED SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 25-35 MPH ARE
   LIKELY...WITH WIND GUSTS OF 40-50 MPH POSSIBLE. AFTERNOON MINIMUM RH
   VALUES WILL GENERALLY DROP TO 7-10 PERCENT...WITH VERY POOR RH
   RECOVERIES EXPECTED TONIGHT.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - SOUTHEAST CA/SOUTHEAST NV/MUCH OF
   UT/SOUTHERN WY/CO/AZ/NM INTO THE CENTRAL/SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND HOT TEMPERATURES/LOW
   RH VALUES
   
   SURROUNDING THE EXTREMELY CRITICAL AREA...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS
   WILL EXIST ACROSS A BROAD EXPANSE FROM THE LOWER CO RIVER VALLEY
   ACROSS A LARGE PORTION THE CENTRAL/SOUTHERN ROCKIES...INTO THE
   CENTRAL/SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS OF WESTERN NEB/KS/OK/TX. ALTHOUGH
   REMOVED FROM THE CORE OF STRONGEST MID LEVEL WINDS...STRONG/GUSTY
   SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20-30 MPH /WITH HIGHER GUSTS/ WILL NEVERTHELESS
   EXIST ACROSS THE CRITICAL OUTLOOK AREA. ASIDE FROM THE GUSTY
   WINDS...HOT TEMPERATURES/LOW RH VALUES AND DEEP MIXING WILL YIELD A
   HIGH FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
   
   ...NORTHERN FL AND GA/AL...
   IN PRESENCE OF UPPER RIDGE/SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE...WARM TEMPERATURES
   WILL REACH THE LOWER 90S ACROSS NORTHERN FL AND MUCH OF GA/AL THIS
   AFTERNOON. THIS MAY RESULT IN MARGINALLY LOW RH VALUES OF 35-40
   PERCENT FOR A FEW HOURS DURATION. WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE
   LIGHT...BUT GIVEN RECENT DROUGHT...A MARGINAL FIRE THREAT MAY EXIST
   DURING THE AFTERNOON. ADDITIONALLY...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE
   POSSIBLE...WHICH COULD YIELD NEW FIRE STARTS.
   
   ..GUYER.. 05/27/2006
   
   ...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 270936
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0436 AM CDT SAT MAY 27 2006
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR EASTERN AZ/FAR SOUTHEAST
   UT/SOUTHERN CO/NM INTO WEST TX/OK PANHANDLE/FAR SOUTHWEST KS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   MEAN UPPER TROUGH WILL PERSIST OVER THE WESTERN STATES ON
   SUNDAY...WITH PRIMARY IMPULSE LIFTING NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE
   NORTHERN HIGH PLAINS BY THE END OF THE PERIOD. ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT
   WILL ADVANCE EASTWARD ACROSS SOUTHEAST UT/NORTHERN AZ INTO
   CO/NORTHERN NM.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - EASTERN AZ/FAR SOUTHEAST UT/SOUTHERN
   CO/NM INTO WEST TX/OK PANHANDLE/FAR SOUTHWEST KS...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG/GUSTY SOUTHWEST-WEST WINDS AND WARM
   TEMPERATURES/LOW RH
   
   WITHIN WESTERN STATES TROUGH...BELT OF MODERATELY STRONG
   WEST-SOUTHWEST MID LEVEL WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO OVERSPREAD THE
   SOUTHERN ROCKIES ON SUNDAY. WITH A WELL MIXED BOUNDARY LAYER/STEEP
   LAPSE RATE ENVIRONMENT...RELATIVELY STRONG/GUSTY WINDS ARE AGAIN
   LIKELY BY EARLY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES INTO THE
   SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS. SUSTAINED SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20-35 MPH ARE
   ANTICIPATED...ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHERN CO AND MUCH OF NM. GUSTS
   MAY REACH 40-45 MPH. OTHERWISE...THE AMBIENT AIRMASS ACROSS THE
   SOUTHERN ROCKIES INTO THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS /WEST OF THE DRYLINE/
   WILL BE RATHER WARM WITH LOW AFTERNOON RH VALUES AND HIGH HAINES
   INDICES.
   
   ..GUYER.. 05/27/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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