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Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 151513
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK RESENT 1
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0913 AM CST FRI DEC 15 2006
   
   VALID 151200Z - 161200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE POTENT UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM ARRIVING ALONG THE WASHINGTON/ BRITISH
   COLUMBIA COAST EARLY FRIDAY MORNING WILL CONTINUE EASTWARD ACROSS
   THE ROCKIES FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND TO THE NORTHERN PLAINS/SOUTHERN
   PRAIRIE PROVINCES BY EARLY SATURDAY.  ANOTHER DISTURBANCE...NOW
   EVOLVING AROUND 143 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE AND NORTH OF 42 DEGREES
   LATITUDE WILL DROP SOUTHEASTWARD TO A POSITION OFF THE OREGON COAST
   BY DAYBREAK SATURDAY.
   
   IN THE LOWER LEVELS...A LOW WILL DEEPEN IN THE LEE OF THE CANADIAN
   ROCKIES AND THEN MATURE OVER THE PRAIRIES OF SASKATCHEWAN THROUGH
   FRIDAY NIGHT.  A COLD FRONT TRAILING THE LOW WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST
   THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST...NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN WEST AND
   NORTHERN ROCKIES REGION BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.  BY DAYBREAK
   SATURDAY...THE FRONT WILL BE SITUATED FROM ALONG THE
   SASKATCHEWAN/ALBERTA BORDER SOUTH ACROSS THE EASTERN DAKOTAS...THEN
   SOUTHWEST TO THE CENTRAL GREAT BASIN.  MEANWHILE...A LEE SIDE TROUGH
   WILL STRENGTHEN ALONG THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS.
   
   ...NRN ROCKIES/HIGH PLAINS...
   WIND SPEEDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE NRN ROCKIES AND NRN HIGH PLAINS
   REGION DURING THE MID-LATE AFTERNOON FRIDAY BEHIND A COLD FRONT.  AS
   THE WINDS SHIFT FROM SOUTHERLY TO WESTERLY...SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS
   COULD REACH AS HIGH AS 30-40 MPH ALONG THE HIGH PLAINS TO 40-45 MPH
   CLOSER TO THE DIVIDE.  WIND GUSTS WILL BE MUCH HIGHER.  FIRE WEATHER
   CONCERNS SHOULD BE MINIMAL...HOWEVER...OWING TO INCREASING RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES AND PROSPECTS FOR SCATTERED PRECIPITATION.
   
   ...CNTRL AND SRN HIGH PLAINS...
   FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE ACROSS FAR EASTERN NEW
   MEXICO...EXTREME SOUTHEAST COLORADO AND PARTS OF WEST THROUGH
   SOUTHWEST TEXAS AS THE LEE-SIDE TROUGH STRENGTHENS FRIDAY. MINIMUM
   RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO NEAR 20 PERCENT...PARTICULARLY
   ACROSS WEST TEXAS AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO WHERE BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS
   WILL HAVE A DOWNSLOPE COMPONENT.  SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST
   WINDS...HOWEVER...WILL REMAIN BELOW CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   LEVELS...GENERALLY LESS THAN 15 MPH ACROSS THE REGION.
   
   ..RACY.. 12/15/2006
   
   ...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 151515
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK RESENT 1
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0915 AM CST FRI DEC 15 2006
   
   VALID 161200Z - 171200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR EASTERN NEW MEXICO...WEST AND
   SOUTHWEST TEXAS AND EXTREME WESTERN OKLAHOMA...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE UPPER LEVEL LOW THAT WILL RESIDE OVER CENTRAL CANADA EARLY
   SATURDAY WILL BEGIN TO MOVE TOWARD HUDSON BAY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.  A
   COLD FRONT...MOVING SOUTHWARD IN WAKE OF THIS SYSTEM...WILL
   DECELERATE ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES AND CENTRAL PLAINS.  A STRONGER
   UPPER STORM SYSTEM...EXPECTED TO BE SITUATED OFF THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST COAST EARLY SATURDAY...WILL DIG SOUTHEAST INTO THE
   SOUTHWESTERN STATES BY SATURDAY NIGHT.  A STRONG MID-LEVEL JET
   STREAM OF 90-100 KNOTS WILL EXTEND DOWNSTREAM FROM THIS FEATURE...
   EXTENDING FROM BAJA CALIFORNIA THROUGH THE FOUR CORNERS REGION.  THE
   LOW-LEVELS WILL RESPOND TO THIS JET WITH A SURFACE LOW EXPECTED TO
   DEVELOP ALONG THE COLD FRONT ACROSS SOUTHEAST COLORADO AND A LEE
   TROUGH ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS.  THE INCREASING PRESSURE
   GRADIENT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO STRENGTHENING WINDS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
   HIGH PLAINS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - EASTERN NEW MEXICO...WEST AND
   SOUTHWEST TEXAS AND EXTREME WESTERN OKLAHOMA...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: GUSTY WINDS AND LOW MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
   
   SEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HIGH
   PLAINS ON SATURDAY WITH MAXIMUMS OF 70-75 DEG F OVER THE TEXAS
   PANHANDLE AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO TO NEAR 80 DEG F OVER SOUTHWEST
   TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO.  THE DOWNSLOPING WIND COMPONENT WILL
   MAINTAIN VERY DRY ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS WITH SURFACE
   TEMPERATURES-DEW POINT SPREADS IN EXCESS OF 40 DEG F.  THIS WILL
   RESULT IN MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 15-20 PERCENT...WITH LOWEST
   READINGS LIKELY IN SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO...SOUTHWEST TEXAS AND THE
   TEXAS SOUTH PLAINS.  SUSTAINED SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
   INCREASE INTO THE 15-25 MPH RANGE WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH POSSIBLE
   ACROSS EASTERN NEW MEXICO INTO WEST AND SOUTHWEST TEXAS.  THE
   COMBINED DRY CONDITIONS AND INCREASING WINDS WILL CAUSE THE FIRE
   WEATHER POTENTIAL TO INCREASE ACROSS THESE REGIONS SATURDAY
   AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE RECENT PROLONGED DRY WEATHER.
   
   ..RACY.. 12/15/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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