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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 280855
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0255 AM CST THU DEC 28 2006
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SLOWLY THROUGH
   THE FOUR CORNERS REGION DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD. BEHIND THIS
   CLOSED LOW...OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA...WINDS WILL BE MAINLY OUT OF
   THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST BRINGING SOME GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS TO THE
   REGION. IN TEXAS...WINDS AHEAD OF THE LOW WILL ALSO BE FAIRLY STRONG
   AND GUSTY AS THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT STRENGTHENS.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   VERY STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE REGION DURING
   THE FORECAST PERIOD WITH SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 30 KTS POSSIBLE...WITH
   HIGHER GUSTS. THESE WINDS WILL BE FROM A NORTHERLY DIRECTION AND
   WILL HAVE AN OFFSHORE COMPONENT. HOWEVER...RECENT RAINFALL...A LACK
   OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES...AND COOL SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL
   HELP TO MITIGATE THE FIRE WEATHER THREAT...BUT CONDITIONS ARE
   BORDERLINE FOR A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER RISK FOR THE REGION.
   
   ...SE NM/SW TX...
   AHEAD OF THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LOCATED OVER THE FOUR CORNERS
   REGION...THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE
   THROUGHOUT THE DAY...AND WIND SPEEDS IN THE AREA WILL BECOME FAIRLY
   GUSTY WITH SUSTAINED VALUES NEAR 20 KTS POSSIBLE.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 12/28/2006
   
   ...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 281113
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK RESENT 1
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0513 AM CST THU DEC 28 2006
   
   VALID 291200Z - 301200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LOCATED OVER THE FOUR CORNERS REGION
   ON THE PREVIOUS DAY WILL MOVE NORTHEASTWARD INTO EASTERN COLORADO BY
   THE END OF THE PERIOD. THE PRESSURE GRADIENT OVER SOUTHERN
   CALIFORNIA WILL WEAKEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON FRIDAY AND SURFACE WIND
   SPEEDS WILL NOT BE AS STRONG AS THE PREVIOUS DAY. AHEAD OF THE STORM
   SYSTEM IN COLORADO...SNOW AND RAIN WILL AFFECT THE SOUTHERN GREAT
   PLAINS...WHILE A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL DOMINATE ON THE EAST
   COAST.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   A PROLONGED PERIOD OF NORTHWESTERLY WIND TRAJECTORIES BEHIND THE
   STORM SYSTEM OVER COLORADO WILL BRING A DRIER AIRMASS TO THE REGION.
   AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD...OFFSHORE WIND SPEEDS WILL BE FAIRLY
   MODERATE...BUT WILL WEAKEN DURING THE DAY AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
   CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHEAST. WHILE AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY
   VALUES WILL DIP DOWN INTO THE TWENTY PERCENT RANGE...WITH HIGH TEENS
   POSSIBLE...WIND SPEEDS WILL WEAKEN...HELPING TO KEEP THE FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT TO A MINIMUM.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 12/28/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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