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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 280928
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK RESENT 1
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0328 AM CST TUE NOV 28 2006
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LARGE UPPER-LEVEL LOW PRESSURE ACROSS THE PACIFIC NW WILL SHIFT EWD
   AND AMPLIFY ACROSS THE NRN ROCKIES INTO THE FOUR CORNERS...AS AN
   INTENSE 100+ MPH MID-LEVEL JET DIGS AROUND THE BASE OF THE LONGWAVE
   TROUGH. A SURFACE LOW ACROSS ERN CO WILL INTENSIFY AHEAD OF THIS
   TROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. THE SURFACE LOW WILL DROP SLOWLY SWD
   OVERNIGHT AS AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT PUSHES S AND E ACROSS THE CNTRL
   PLAINS. IN THE WAKE OF THIS SYSTEM...COLD SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL
   BUILD INTO THE PACIFIC NW.
   
   ...SRN HIGH PLAINS...
   ALTHOUGH SCATTERED SHOWERS/TSTMS HAVE OCCURRED OVERNIGHT...SWLY
   WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY...PROMOTING DOWNSLOPE WARMING/DRYING. THE 
   WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN AS THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT INTENSIFIES
   THIS AFTERNOON TO THE S OF THE ERN CO LOW. SUSTAINED WINDS WILL
   RANGE FROM 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 35 MPH. TEMPERATURES WILL
   REACH THE 60S TO MID 70S WITH RH VALUES DROPPING TO AROUND 20 TO 25
   PERCENT.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 11/28/2006
   
   ...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 280933
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0333 AM CST TUE NOV 28 2006
   
   VALID 291200Z - 301200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SRN CA COASTAL RANGE...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN INTENSE UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY DIG S/EWD
   ACROSS THE NRN PLAINS SWWD INTO THE SRN HIGH PLAINS. LOW PRESSURE IS
   EXPECTED TO BE CENTERED ACROSS THE TX PANHANDLE WED MORNING AND WILL
   SINK SWD ACROSS W TX AS AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT PLOWS ACROSS THE SRN
   PLAINS. FURTHER W...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL BECOME CENTERED OVER
   THE GREAT BASIN WITH OFFSHORE WINDS SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASING ACROSS
   SRN CA.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - SRN CA COASTAL RANGE...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS / LOW RH / LONG-TERM
   DRYNESS
   
   A SURGE OF N/ELY WINDS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE COASTAL
   RANGE EARLY WED MORNING...AFTER THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT.
   ALTHOUGH A COLD AIR MASS WILL EXIST ACROSS THE SRN GREAT
   BASIN/MOJAVE DESERT...THE DOWNSLOPE WINDS WILL HELP COUNTERACT THIS
   COLD AIR INTRUSION AND ALSO PROMOTE RAPID DRYING. RH VALUES SHOULD
   DROP TO AROUND 10 TO 15 PERCENT BY LATE AFTERNOON...WITH
   TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 50S TO MID 60S. OFFSHORE WINDS SHOULD RELAX
   SOMEWHAT DURING THE AFTERNOON...BEFORE INCREASING AGAIN WED EVENING.
   SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 50 MPH APPEAR
   LIKELY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS CANYONS AND PASSES. THIS WILL SUPPORT
   VERY POOR RH RECOVERY INTO THU MORNING.
   
   ...LOWER CO RIVER VALLEY...
   STRONG NLY WINDS WILL LIKELY BE ONGOING WED MORNING AND WILL BE
   MAINTAINED THROUGH THE AFTERNOON BENEATH A 30 TO 40 MPH LOW-LEVEL
   JET. SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WILL OCCUR...WITH GUSTS
   NEAR 35 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON AS LOW-LEVEL LAPSE RATES STEEPEN.
   SUBSTANTIAL DRYING WILL ALSO OCCUR...AIDED BY THE PASSAGE OF A
   MID-LEVEL TROUGH ACROSS THE SRN ROCKIES. RH VALUES SHOULD FALL TO
   AROUND 10 TO 15 PERCENT BY AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...TEMPERATURES WILL BE
   QUITE COOL...LIKELY ONLY REACHING THE UPPER 40S AND 50S. 
   
   ...PORTIONS OF SW TX...
   RATHER DRY SWLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE AHEAD OF AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT
   MOVING SWD ACROSS THE HIGH PLAINS. ACROSS THE TRANSPECOS
   REGION...TEMPERATURES SHOULD WARM INTO THE 60S TO MID 70S...WITH
   MARGINALLY LOW RH AROUND 20 TO 25 PERCENT. A MODEST SURFACE PRESSURE
   GRADIENT WILL HELP SUSTAIN WINDS AROUND 20 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 11/28/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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