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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 110856
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0356 AM CDT WED OCT 11 2006
   
   VALID 111200Z - 121200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   DISCONNECTED UPPER LOW WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SWWD OFF THE CA
   COAST...ALLOWING UPPER RIDGE TO BUILD AGAIN FROM THE PACIFIC NW
   SEWD. THIS WILL ALSO DECREASE WINDS ACROSS NRN CA WITH WEAKENING
   SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT. TO THE EAST...A POWERFUL AND EXPANSIVE
   UPPER LOW WILL CONTINUE TO GROW/STRENGTHEN ACROSS THE UPPER MS
   VALLEY AND GREAT LAKES THROUGH THE PERIOD. AT THE SURFACE...A STRONG
   COLD FRONT WILL SURGE SWD THROUGH THE PLAINS STATES. THIS WILL BRING
   STRONG WIND...BUT COOL TEMPERATURES. ANOTHER FRONT/LOW PRESSURE
   TROUGH WILL EXTEND FROM OH INTO ERN KY/TN AND NRN AL...WITH
   THUNDERSTORMS...SOME POSSIBLY SEVERE...AS SURFACE LOW DEEPENS OVER
   THE NRN GREAT LAKES.
   
   ...NRN CA...
   LOCALLY STRONG/GUSTY ELY WINDS WILL EXIST EARLY THIS MORNING AND
   WILL PERSIST THROUGH ABOUT MIDDAY...BUT RH LEVELS WILL NOT BE
   PARTICULARLY LOW INITIALLY. THE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL RELAX
   THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND WILL ALLOW WINDS TO DECREASE TO 5-15 MPH
   WHILE RH DROPS INTO THE 15-20 PERCENT RANGE. OVERNIGHT AND INTO THU
   MORNING...WINDS WILL INCREASE ONCE AGAIN BUT RH VALUES WILL RECOVER
   IN MANY AREAS.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 10/11/2006
   
   ...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 110919
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0419 AM CDT WED OCT 11 2006
   
   VALID 121200Z - 131200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LARGE STACKED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO DEEPEN ACROSS
   ONTARIO CANADA...WITH VERY STRONG NLY/NWLY FLOW AROUND THIS SYSTEM
   FROM THE NRN PLAINS ACROSS THE UPPER MS VALLEY/GREAT LAKES. A COLD
   FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM NRN TX INTO NRN MS THU MORNING...AND WILL
   STRETCH FROM THE APPALACHIANS TO THE TX COAST BY LATE IN THE DAY. 
   
   TO THE WEST...SMALL UPPER LOW WILL CONTINUE TO MEANDER OFF THE SRN
   CA COAST...WHILE UPPER RIDGE INTENSIFIES OVER MUCH OF THE WRN CONUS.
   THERMAL RIDGE AXIS WILL EXTEND FROM WRN OREGON INTO CA...WHERE
   WITHIN POTENTIAL WILL EXIST FOR AFTERNOON FIRE GROWTH DUE TO
   INCREASING HAINES INDEX.
   
   ...WRN/CNTRL NEB...
   VERY STRONG NWLY WINDS OF 20-30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL OCCUR DUE
   TO FLOW AROUND LARGE LOW TO THE NE. THE GENERAL WNWLY WIND DIRECTION
   WILL HAVE A DOWNSLOPE COMPONENT AND THUS WILL HELP KEEP CONDITIONS
   DRY. DESPITE A VERY COLD MORNING BELOW FREEZING...RH LEVELS WILL
   LIKELY DROP WELL INTO THE 20 PERCENT RANGE BY AFTERNOON...PERHAPS AS
   LOW AS THE UPPER TEENS ACROSS WRN NEB. ALTHOUGH WINDY AND
   DRY...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOL...STRUGGLING TO REACH ABOVE 50 F.
   COMBINATION OF HIGH WIND AND LOWERING RH VALUES WILL ENHANCE FIRE
   THREAT IN AREAS OF FINE/DRY FUELS.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 10/11/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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