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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 240944
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0444 AM CDT TUE OCT 24 2006
   
   VALID 241200Z - 251200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   EARLY MORNING WATER VAPOR IMAGERY INDICATED A PROGRESSIVE SHORTWAVE
   TROUGH ENTERING WRN BC WITH ANOTHER IMPULSE OVER ND. THE LEAD WAVE
   WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE MIDWEST AND BECOME ABSORBED IN THE LARGE
   SCALE TROUGH CENTERED OVER THE ERN THIRD OF THE NATION. THE WRN WAVE
   WILL MOVE INTO THE NRN GREAT BASIN BY EARLY WED...AND IN ITS
   WAKE...UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. AS
   FLOW BECOMES MORE MERIDIONAL ACROSS THE WEST...GUSTY NLY WINDS WILL
   DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT INTO WED MORNING ACROSS PORTIONS OF NRN CA.
   ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST...DRY AIRMASS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE WITH LOW
   HUMIDITY VALUES.
   
   ...INTERIOR NRN CA...
   GUSTY N WINDS WILL DEVELOP AND INCREASE TO AROUND 15-25 MPH AFTER
   MIDNIGHT IN RESPONSE TO INCREASING PRESSURE GRADIENT. HIGHER GUSTS
   ARE LIKELY ON RIDGES. IN ADDITION...MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL DROP
   OVERNIGHT AND REMAIN BELOW 15-20 PERCENT ON WED. 
   
   ...SOUTHEAST...
   DRY AIRMASS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE WITH LOW HUMIDITY VALUES. SFC WINDS
   WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN ON MONDAY...WITH THE EXCEPTION OF
   CNTRL/SRN FL WHERE SPEEDS OF 15-20 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 10/24/2006
   
   ...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 240946
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0446 AM CDT TUE OCT 24 2006
   
   VALID 251200Z - 261200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR INTERIOR NRN CA...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   INTENSE SHORTWAVE TROUGH NOW ACROSS BC WILL DIG FROM THE GREAT BASIN
   EARLY WED INTO THE HIGH PLAINS BY THU. NRN STREAM JET ASSOCIATED
   WITH THIS UPPER LOW WILL PHASE WITH SRN STREAM JET APPROACHING FROM
   THE SOUTHWESTERN STATES. SFC LOW PRESSURE WILL DEEPEN ACROSS ERN CO
   WEDNESDAY IN RESPONSE TO LARGE SCALE HEIGHT FALLS...AND INCREASING
   GRADIENT WILL MAINTAIN STRONG WINDS ACROSS ERN AZ/NM AND PORTIONS OF
   TX/OK. MEANWHILE...ACROSS THE WEST...SFC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD
   ACROSS OREGON AND THE RESULT WILL BE STRONG NLY WINDS ACROSS THE
   INTERIOR CA VALLEYS. GIVEN THE DRY FUELS ACROSS NRN CA...CRITICAL
   FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON WED.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - INTERIOR NRN CA...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: GUSTY NLY WINDS 15-25 MPH/RH VALUES BELOW 15
   PERCENT/HIGH FIRE DANGER CLASS OBSERVATIONS
   
   STRONG SFC PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL BE IN PLACE EARLY WED MORNING
   ACROSS NRN CA...AND THIS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO NLY WINDS IN THE 15-25
   MPH RANGE. HIGHER GUSTS TO 35-45 MPH ARE LIKELY ON RIDGES. MINIMUM
   RH VALUES ON WED AFTN WILL BE 10-15 PERCENT WITH HIGH TEMPS IN THE
   70S AND 80S. LATEST FIRE DANGER CLASS OBSERVATIONS INDICATE HIGH TO
   VERY HIGH VALUES. WINDS SHOULD DIMINISH LATE WED AFTN...AS HIGH
   PRESSURE WEAKENS.
   
   ..TAYLOR.. 10/24/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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