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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 170756
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0156 AM CST SUN DEC 17 2006
   
   VALID 171200Z - 181200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LARGE UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH OVER THE WRN CONUS WILL BEGIN TO SPLIT
   TODAY AS A PIECE OF THE TROUGH LIFTS NEWD ACROSS THE ERN GREAT
   BASIN/CNTRL ROCKIES...WHILE A CLOSED LOW TAKES SHAPE OVER SRN CA.
   NRN STREAM WILL REMAIN PROGRESSIVE WITH A SHORTWAVE TROUGH CROSSING
   SRN QUEBEC...AND ANOTHER SHORTWAVE DROPPING SEWD INTO THE FAR NRN
   HIGH PLAINS. A FLAT UPPER-LEVEL RIDGE WILL HELP MAINTAIN WELL-ABOVE
   NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE SERN THIRD OF THE CONUS. SURFACE HIGH
   PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE NRN GREAT BASIN EARLY
   MONDAY...COMMENCING OFFSHORE FLOW ACROSS MOST OF COASTAL CA.
   
   ...FAR SERN NM/S PLAINS OF W TX...
   WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE WITH MODERATE SWLY WINDS THIS
   AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE SLIGHTLY COOLER COMPARED TO
   SATURDAY AS MID-LEVEL COOLING COMMENCES LATER THIS MORNING
   ASSOCIATED WITH A LOW APPROACHING THE CNTRL ROCKIES. THE MID-LEVEL
   COOLING WILL ALSO AID IN STEEPENING LOW-LEVEL LAPSE RATES. ALTHOUGH
   THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL BE QUITE WEAK...MECHANICAL MIXING
   OF HIGHER MOMENTUM AIR ALOFT SHOULD RESULT IN SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND
   15 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS NEAR 25 MPH. WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE
   70S...RH VALUES WILL DROP TO AROUND 12 TO 18 PERCENT.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 12/17/2006
   
   ...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 170913
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0313 AM CST SUN DEC 17 2006
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER-LEVEL SPLIT FLOW WILL CONTINUE WITH A NEARLY STATIONARY CLOSED
   LOW CENTERED OVER SRN CA AND A PROGRESSIVE NRN STREAM TROUGH
   CROSSING THE UPPER MIDWEST AND GREAT LAKES. A FLAT RIDGE WILL HOLD
   ACROSS THE GULF COAST AND SERN STATES...MAINTAINING ABOVE NORMAL
   TEMPERATURES WITH LIGHT WINDS. AT THE SURFACE...A COLD FRONT WILL
   SURGE SWD ACROSS THE SRN HIGH PLAINS MONDAY MORNING...WITH
   OVERRUNNING PRECIPITATION EXPECTED TO BREAK OUT MONDAY NIGHT.
   SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ANCHORED OVER THE NRN GREAT
   BASIN...BUILDING EWD ACROSS THE CNTRL ROCKIES. COOL OFFSHORE FLOW
   WILL LEAD TO MODEST DRYING OVER THE SRN CA COASTAL RANGE NW OF LOS
   ANGELES.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 12/17/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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