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Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 210945
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0345 AM CST TUE NOV 21 2006
   
   VALID 211200Z - 221200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   STATIONARY UPPER TROUGH LOCATED OVER ERN PACIFIC BRINGS FAST MOVING
   WLY/SWLY FLOW TO THE WRN AND NRN PORTIONS OF THE CONUS...AND RAIN
   AND MOUNTAIN SNOW TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. LOW AMPLITUDE UPPER
   RIDGE EXTENDS FROM NRN MEXICO TOWARD THE GREAT LAKES REGION...AND A
   SLOW MOVING UPPER LOW MEANDERS FROM THE FL PENINSULA EWD INTO
   ADJACENT ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS DURING THE PERIOD.
   
   SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND FROM LA TO NEW ENGLAND THIS
   AFTERNOON...AS A SURFACE LOW DEEPENS OFF THE GA COAST. THIS PRESSURE
   PATTERN RESULTS IN BREEZY NLY/NWLY WINDS THROUGH MUCH OF THE
   SOUTHEAST...AND A CHANCE OF SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE COASTAL
   PLAIN OF GA THROUGH NC.
   
   IN THE WEST...SWLY WINDS INCREASE THROUGHOUT THE WRN PLAINS...
   PARTICULARLY OVER WRN TX/OK IN RESPONSE TO A LEE TROUGH OVER ERN
   CO/NM. A COLD FRONT APPROACHING THE GREAT BASIN BRINGS INCREASING
   SWLY WINDS...AND PERHAPS A FEW SHOWERS IN THE VICINITY OF THE COLD
   FRONT.
   
   ...FL PANHANDLE/SERN AL/SWRN GA...
   NLY/NWLY SURFACE WINDS FROM 15 TO 25 MPH COMBINED WITH MARGINALLY
   LOW RH /MINIMUM RH 35 TO 40 PERCENT/ LEAD TO HEIGHTENED FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON. THE COOL AIRMASS /MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES 50
   TO 55/ AND MARGINAL RH PRECLUDE THE ISSUANCE OF A CRITICAL AREA.
   
   ...WRN TX/OK PANHANDLE...
   MILD TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S HELP LOWER AFTERNOON
   RH TO AROUND 20 PERCENT. SWLY WINDS INCREASE TO 15 TO 30 MPH LEADING
   TO MARGINAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER PORTIONS OF THE SRN PLAINS.
   
   
   ...ERN NV...
   BREEZY PREFRONTAL SLY FLOW AT 15 TO 25 MPH IS EXPECTED THIS
   AFTERNOON. EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER SHOULD LIMIT HEATING AND KEEP
   MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES CONFINED TO THE LOWER 60S IN VALLEY
   LOCATIONS...HOLDING THE MINIMUM RH AT OR ABOVE 15 TO 20 PERCENT.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 11/21/2006
   
   ...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 210947
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0347 AM CST TUE NOV 21 2006
   
   VALID 221200Z - 231200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN ERN PACIFIC TROUGH MOVES CLOSER TO THE PACIFIC COAST WEDNESDAY
   ...WITH FAST MOVING SWLY FLOW EXTENDING FROM THE SOUTHWEST THROUGH
   THE NORTHERN TIER. THIS ALLOWS A LOW AMPLITUDE UPPER RIDGE AND MILD
   AIRMASS TO SHIFT EWD INTO THE CENTRAL SECTIONS OF THE NATION.
   FARTHER EAST...A CLOSED UPPER LOW EAST OF GA MEANDERS NWD ALONG THE
   SOUTHEASTERN COAST DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD.
   
   SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE LINGERS ACROSS THE SRN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY...
   MAINTAINING THE RELATIVELY DRY NLY FLOW ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE
   SOUTHEAST. PRECIPITATION CONTINUES OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST...
   WHILE MOST OF THE SOUTHWEST AND U.S. INTERIOR EXPERIENCE MILD AND
   DRY WEATHER.
   
   ...SRN MS/SRN AL/WRN FL PANHANDLE...
   ANOTHER DAY OF NLY FLOW...ALBEIT LIGHTER THAN RECENT DAYS AND
   GENERALLY BELOW 15 MPH...PRODUCES MARGINALLY LOW AFTERNOON RH FROM
   25 TO 30 PERCENT IN SRN MS AND 35 TO 40 PERCENT OVER THE WRN FL
   PANHANDLE. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES RESPOND TO THE APPROACHING UPPER
   RIDGE AND WARM INTO THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 60S /UP 5 TO 10 DEGREES FROM
   TUESDAY/.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 11/21/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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