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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 220917
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0317 AM CST WED NOV 22 2006
   
   VALID 221200Z - 231200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A STRONG UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE INTO THE PAC NW/GREAT BASIN THROUGH
   THE PERIOD. AHEAD OF THIS TROUGH...AN UPPER RIDGE WILL REMAIN IN
   CONTROL OF THE PLAINS STATES. ASSOCIATED WITH THE UPPER RIDGE...WELL
   ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL RESULT ALONG WITH LOW RH READINGS.
   THE LOWEST RH READINGS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE HIGH PLAINS WHERE
   DEWPTS WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE 20S. FURTHER EAST...AN UPPER LOW
   WILL SLOWLY MOVE NEWD ALONG THE SERN COAST. IN THE WAKE OF THIS
   FEATURE...COOL/DRY AIR WILL CONTINUE TO OCCUR OVER MUCH OF THE LOWER
   MS VALLEY AND CENTRAL GULF COAST.
   
   ...SRN HIGH PLAINS...
   WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 70S TO NEAR 80 DEG F WILL
   BE PRESENT OVER THE REGION TODAY ASSOCIATED WITH AN UPPER RIDGE AND
   DOWNSLOPE WINDS. SEASONABLY LOW DEWPTS IN THE 20S WILL PRODUCE MIN
   RH READINGS AROUND 15 PERCENT. A RELATIVELY LAX PRESSURE GRADIENT
   WILL EXIST GIVEN RELATIVELY WEAK MID LEVEL FLOW OVER THE SRN/CENTRAL
   ROCKIES. THUS SUSTAINED WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED TO REMAIN GENERALLY
   LESS THAN 15 MPH PRECLUDING A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ...CENTRAL GULF COAST...
   NWLY WINDS FROM 10-15 MPH WILL OCCUR TODAY IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG
   UPPER LOW. ALTHOUGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE BELOW NORMAL /60S/ LOW
   DEWPTS IN THE 20S WILL PRODUCE MIN RH READINGS AROUND 25 PERCENT.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 11/22/2006
   
   ...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 220920
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0320 AM CST WED NOV 22 2006
   
   VALID 231200Z - 241200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF THE SRN HIGH PLAINS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE FROM THE WRN CONUS INTO THE PLAINS STATES
   THROUGH THE PERIOD. AHEAD OF THIS TROUGH...INCREASING MID LEVEL FLOW
   WILL OVERSPREAD THE SRN/CENTRAL ROCKIES. THIS WILL SUPPORT A
   STRENGTHENING OF THE HIGH PLAINS LEE TROUGH AND CONSEQUENTLY AN
   INCREASE IN LOW LEVEL WIND FIELDS. COMBINED WITH WELL ABOVE NORMAL
   TEMPERATURES...A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT WILL EXIST.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - PORTIONS OF ERN NM...WRN TX AND FAR
   WRN OK...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS FROM 20-25 MPH...NEAR
   RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES NEAR 80 F...MIN RH READINGS AROUND 15
   PERCENT
   
   AHEAD OF AN EJECTING UPPER TROUGH...INCREASING MID LEVEL FLOW OVER
   THE SRN/CENTRAL ROCKIES WILL AID IN STRENGTHENING THE LEE TROUGH
   OVER THE HIGH PLAINS. COMBINED WITH STEEP LOW LEVEL LAPSE
   RATES...SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO AROUND 20 MPH WITH
   GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. DOWNSLOPE FLOW WILL SUPPORT VERY WARM
   TEMPERATURES FROM THE 70S TO NEAR 80 DEG F IN LOWER ELEVATIONS. LOW
   DWPTS IN THE TEENS/20S WILL SUPPORT MIN RH READINGS AROUND 15
   PERCENT. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE TO ABOVE CRITICAL LEVELS SHORTLY
   BEFORE SUNSET AS TEMPERATURES BEGIN TO FALL AND RH READINGS RISE.
   
   ...REMAINDER OF OK AND NRN TX...
   SLIGHTLY HIGHER RH READINGS ARE EXPECTED OVER THIS AREA TOMORROW AS
   LOW LEVEL MOISTURE GRADUALLY INCREASES. WITH TEMPERATURES RISING
   INTO THE 70S...DWPTS IN THE 40S WILL PRODUCE MIN RH READINGS AROUND
   30 PERCENT. AN INCREASING PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL SUPPORT SUSTAINED
   SLY WINDS FROM 15-20 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 25 MPH.
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   WITH THE DEPARTURE OF UPPER TROUGH...A GRADUAL WARMING TREND WILL
   OCCUR OVER THE REGION. LOW DWPTS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE UNDER THE
   PRESENCE OF A SFC HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE...SUPPORTING MIN RH READINGS
   FROM 20-30 PERCENT. SUSTAINED NLY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH WILL
   PRECLUDE A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 11/22/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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