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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 280747
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0247 AM CDT THU SEP 28 2006
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN AMPLIFIED OVERALL PATTERN WILL CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY...
   CHARACTERIZED BY AN EXPANSIVE UPPER TROUGH ENCOMPASSING THE EASTERN
   CONUS...WITH UPPER RIDGING/NORTHWEST UPPER FLOW PREVALENT OVER THE
   WESTERN STATES. COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS EASTWARD TODAY...REACHING
   THE ATLANTIC SEABOARD THIS EVENING...WITH THE TRAILING PORTION OF
   THE FRONT MOVING SOUTH ACROSS SOUTH TX.
   
   ...TX HILL COUNTRY/CENTRAL TX...
   WITH THE COLD FRONT MOVING SOUTH ACROSS SOUTH TX TODAY...GUSTY
   POST-FRONTAL WINDS AND MARGINALLY LOW RH VALUES WILL LEAD TO
   NEAR-CRITICAL CONDITIONS FOR SEVERAL HOURS ACROSS THE TX HILL
   COUNTRY AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL TX. IN THE WAKE OF THE
   FRONT...SUSTAINED NORTH/NORTHEAST WINDS MAY REACH 15 MPH /WITH GUSTS
   TO 25 MPH/...WITH MINIMUM RH VALUES AS LOW AS 25 PERCENT.
   
   ...CA...
   WITH PERSISTENCE OF UPPER RIDGE...WARM/VERY DRY CONDITIONS WILL
   REMAIN PREVALENT ACROSS CA TODAY. INLAND AREAS WILL SEE RH VALUES
   AGAIN DROP AS LOW AS THE SINGLE DIGITS DURING THE AFTERNOON...WITH
   POOR RECOVERY OVERNIGHT. ASIDE FROM GUSTY ONSHORE WINDS IN THE
   COASTAL MOUNTAINS/PASSES...BROAD SCALE WINDS WILL GENERALLY REMAIN
   LIGHT IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS...WITH TERRAIN-DRIVEN/LOCAL
   CIRCULATIONS DOMINANT.
   
   ..GUYER.. 09/28/2006
   
   ...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 280748
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0248 AM CDT THU SEP 28 2006
   
   VALID 291200Z - 301200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE LARGE SCALE PATTERN WILL REMAIN LARGELY UNCHANGED ON
   FRIDAY...CHARACTERIZED BY UPPER RIDGING OVER THE WESTERN STATES WITH
   A BROAD UPPER TROUGH OVER THE EASTERN STATES. EASTERN STATES COLD
   FRONT WILL SWEEP EASTWARD OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST...WHILE THE
   SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE FRONT MOVES SOUTH ACROSS THE FL PENINSULA.
   
   ...NORTHERN HIGH PLAINS OF MT/WY AND THE WESTERN DAKOTAS...
   STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED ACROSS THE NORTHERN
   HIGH PLAINS ON FRIDAY AS A DRY COLD FRONT SWEEPS ACROSS THE REGION.
   ALTHOUGH SUSTAINED NORTHWEST WINDS MAY REACH 20-30 MPH /WITH HIGHER
   GUSTS/ DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS...MINIMUM HIGH RH VALUES WILL TEND
   TO REMAIN SUFFICIENTLY HIGH.
   
   ...SOUTHEAST STATES/NORTHERN FL...
   IN THE WAKE OF THE COLD FRONT MOVING SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE FL
   PENINSULA...A DRIER AIRMASS WILL FILTER ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST
   STATES/NORTHERN FL ON FRIDAY. AFTERNOON MINIMUM RH VALUES MAY BE
   AROUND CRITICAL THRESHOLDS IN INTERIOR SECTIONS FOR A FEW HOURS
   DURATION...WITH RH VALUES AS LOW AS 35 PERCENT AMIDST A MODEST NORTH
   BREEZE.
   
   ...CA...
   AS HAS BEEN THE CASE MUCH OF THIS WEEK...VERY DRY/WARM CONDITIONS
   WILL CONTINUE ACROSS INLAND PORTIONS OF CA ON FRIDAY. AFTERNOON RH
   VALUES WILL REMAIN AS LOW AS 7-12 PERCENT IN INLAND AREAS. MODERATE
   ONSHORE FLOW WILL LEAD TO GUSTY WINDS IN THE HIGHER
   ELEVATIONS...WITH BROAD SCALE WINDS REMAINING LIGHT IN LOWER
   ELEVATIONS.
   
   ..GUYER.. 09/28/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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