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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 280832
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0332 AM CDT SUN MAY 28 2006
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR NM/SOUTHEAST UT/EASTERN AZ AND
   SOUTHERN/EASTERN CO INTO WESTERN KS/OK PANHANDLE/WEST TX...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   OVERALL LARGE SCALE PATTERN ACROSS THE CONUS REMAINS CHARACTERIZED
   BY A BROAD TROUGH OVER THE WESTERN STATES...WITH AN EXPANSIVE UPPER
   RIDGE OVER THE EASTERN STATES. ALONG/AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT
   MOVING ACROSS CO/SOUTHEAST UT/NORTHERN AZ INTO NM...WIND FIELDS
   ASSOCIATED WITH THE WESTERN STATES TROUGH WILL KEEP A HEIGHTENED
   FIRE WEATHER DANGER ACROSS THE FOUR CORNERS AREA INTO THE
   CENTRAL/SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - NM/SOUTHEAST UT/EASTERN AZ AND
   SOUTHERN/EASTERN CO INTO WESTERN KS/OK PANHANDLE/WEST TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG/GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND WARM
   TEMPERATURES/LOW RH
   
   WITHIN LARGE SCALE TROUGH...MODERATE BELT OF 40-60 KNOT MID LEVEL
   WINDS WILL PERSIST OVER THE FOUR CORNERS AREA INTO THE
   CENTRAL/SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS. IN COMPARISON TO SATURDAY...WINDS MAY
   BE SOMEWHAT LIGHTER ACROSS THE FOUR CORNERS AREA...HOWEVER
   RELATIVELY STRONG WINDS WILL NEVERTHELESS KEEP CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS IN PLACE TODAY. AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT MOVING ACROSS
   SOUTHEAST UT/NORTHERN AZ...SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 25-35 MPH ARE LIKELY
   INTO MUCH OF CO/NM...WITH POTENTIAL FOR GUSTS TO 40-50 MPH. MINIMUM
   RH VALUES WILL BE 8-12 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.
   
   ACROSS THE SOUTH CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS...STRONG AND GUSTY
   SOUTH-SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE LIKELY TO DEVELOP WEST OF THE DRYLINE. THE
   STRONGEST WINDS ARE LIKELY IN A CORRIDOR FROM NORTHEAST NM INTO THE
   TX/OK PANHANDLES AND WESTERN KS/NORTHWEST OK. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS
   OF 25-35 MPH ARE LIKELY TO DEVELOP BY LATE MORNING...WITH GUSTS TO
   40 MPH. WITHIN A DEEPLY MIXED BOUNDARY WEST OF THE DRYLINE...HOT
   TEMPERATURES WELL INTO THE 90S ARE LIKELY...WITH MINIMUM RH VALUES
   AS LOW AS 10-15 PERCENT.
   
   ...FL...
   IN SPITE OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE MIDDLE 90S...A
   SUFFICIENTLY MOIST AIRMASS WILL LIKELY KEEP AFTERNOON RH VALUES FROM
   REACHING CRITICAL THRESHOLDS. WINDS WILL BE RELATIVELY LIGHT AS
   WELL. ISOLATED LIGHTNING STRIKES THIS AFTERNOON COULD YIELD NEW FIRE
   STARTS.
   
   ..GUYER.. 05/28/2006
   
   ...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 280833
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0333 AM CDT SUN MAY 28 2006
   
   VALID 291200Z - 301200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   CORE OF UPPER TROUGH WILL GRADUALLY LIFT NORTHEASTWARD INTO CANADA
   ON MONDAY...WITH RISING HEIGHTS AND UNIFORM MID/UPPER LEVEL WESTERLY
   FLOW DEVELOPING ACROSS THE WESTERN STATES. UPPER RIDGE/SURFACE HIGH
   PRESSURE WILL REMAIN PREVALENT OVER THE EASTERN STATES.
   
   ...FOUR CORNERS/SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS...
   WITH UPPER TROUGH MOVING INTO CANADA...IN COMPARISON TO THIS PAST
   WEEKEND...WEAKER WIND FIELDS WILL BE IN PLACE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
   ROCKIES/FOUR CORNERS AREA INTO THE ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS ON MONDAY.
   THIS SUGGESTS A DIMINISHED FIRE DANGER OVER MUCH OF THE
   REGION...ALTHOUGH NEAR-CRITICAL CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR ACROSS
   SOUTHERN/EASTERN NM.
   
   ...FL/GA...
   WITH PERSISTENCE OF UPPER RIDGE/SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE...SLIGHTLY
   DRIER AIR MAY DEVELOP INTO NORTHERN FL/SOUTHERN GA ON MONDAY.
   HOWEVER...CRITICAL CONDITIONS ARE NOT ANTICIPATED AS RH VALUES
   SHOULD REMAIN SUFFICIENTLY HIGH DURING THE AFTERNOON.
   OTHERWISE...AFTERNOON LIGHTNING STRIKES ACROSS THE CENTRAL/SOUTHERN
   FL PENINSULA COULD YIELD NEW FIRE STARTS.
   
   ..GUYER.. 05/28/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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