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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 190941
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0341 AM CST SUN NOV 19 2006
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LARGE AREA OF SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE PLAINS
   DOMINATES THE FIRE WEATHER PATTERN FOR MOST OF THE NATION. GENERALLY
   COOL AND DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THE EAST...WHILE THE WEST
   REMAINS DRY AND MILD.  THE ONLY NOTABLE EXCEPTION IS IN THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST...WHERE A PACIFIC TROUGH BRINGS MORE RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
   SNOW TO THE REGION.
   
   ...SERN AZ...
   SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS SOUTHWARD INTO THE SRN PLAINS TODAY
   INCREASING THE ELY/SELY LOW LEVEL FLOW WEST OF THE CONTINENTAL
   DIVIDE. THE ORIGINATING AIRMASS CROSSING THE DIVIDE IS RELATIVELY
   MILD AND WARMED FURTHER BY THE DOWNSLOPE FLOW. THIS WILL RESULT IN
   WARM AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES IN SRN AZ...RANGING FROM THE MIDDLE 70S
   TO MIDDLE 80S. ELY/SELY SURFACE WINDS AT 10 TO 20 MPH WILL GUST AS
   HIGH AS 30 MPH IN TERRAIN FAVORABLE LOCATIONS. DESPITE THE WARM
   TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY WINDS...ONLY MARGINAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
   ARE EXPECTED AS SURFACE DEWPOINTS REMAIN IN THE UPPER TEENS TO LOWER
   20S /MINIMUM RH AT OR ABOVE 15 TO 20 PERCENT/.
   
   ...CNTRL/NRN FL...
   THE AIRMASS REMAINS RELATIVELY DRY AS NORTHWEST SURFACE WINDS AROUND
   10 MPH MAINTAIN SURFACE DEW POINTS IN THE MIDDLE 30S TO LOWER 40S.
   THE COOL AIRMASS WILL RESULT IN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES ONLY IN THE
   MIDDLE 60S...WHICH KEEPS THE MINIMUM RH GENERALLY ABOVE 35 PERCENT.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 11/19/2006
   
   ...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 190942
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0342 AM CST SUN NOV 19 2006
   
   VALID 201200Z - 211200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER PATTERN OVER THE U.S. BECOMES A LITTLE MORE PROGRESSIVE MONDAY
   AS WESTERN RIDGE IS FLATTENED BY PACIFIC STORMS AND UPPER TROUGH
   OVER THE EAST APPROACHES THE ATLANTIC COAST. SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
   BECOMES CENTERED OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS INCREASING THE NORTHWEST
   SURFACE WINDS NEAR THE GULF COAST.
   
   ...FL PANHANDLE/SRN AL...
   NORTHWEST FLOW INCREASES AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT WITH AFTERNOON
   SURFACE WINDS EXPECTED TO BE NOTABLY STRONGER THAN IN RECENT DAYS
   /FORECAST SURFACE WINDS NWLY AT 15 TO 20 MPH/. THE DRY CONDITIONS
   CONTINUE WITH MINIMUM RH FALLING TO ABOUT 35 PERCENT AS MAXIMUM
   TEMPERATURES ONLY CLIMB INTO THE UPPER 40S TO MIDDLE 50S. 
   
   ...CNTRL/SRN AZ...
   ELY/SELY SURFACE FLOW CONTINUES MONDAY ALTHOUGH PRESSURE GRADIENTS
   BEGIN TO RELAX AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE MOVES AWAY FROM THE SOUTHERN
   ROCKIES. NEVERTHELESS...WARM TEMPERATURES CONTINUE IN AZ AND MINIMUM
   RH FALLS TO BETWEEN 15 TO 20 PERCENT. TERRAIN FAVORABLE LOCATIONS
   MAY SEE WINDS GUST ABOVE 20 MPH...BUT DECREASING ELY FLOW AND
   MARGINAL AFTERNOON RH PRECLUDES WIDESPREAD CRITICAL THREAT.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 11/19/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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