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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 180937
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0337 AM CST SUN FEB 18 2007
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR TEXAS PANHANDLE/SOUTHWEST
   TEXAS/EXTRM EASTERN NM...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD INTO THE
   SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES...WHILE ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM ENTERS THE WEST
   COAST...BRINGING PRECIPITATION TO THE NORTHWEST AND THE ROCKY
   MOUNTAIN REGION. IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS...A LEE TROUGH WILL DEVELOP
   THROUGH KANSAS INTO THE TEXAS PANHANDLE AND NEW MEXICO...WITH STRONG
   SURFACE WINDS AHEAD OF THE TROUGH.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - TEXAS PANHANDLE/SOUTHWEST
   TEXAS/EXTRM EASTERN NM...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
   VALUES
   
   A LEE TROUGH WILL DEVELOP DURING THE DAY ON SUNDAY AND IN
   RESPONSE...THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL STRENGTHEN IN THE
   SOUTHERN PLAINS. STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS...ESPECIALLY
   DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS...CAN BE EXPECTED WITH
   SUSTAINED VALUES OF AROUND 25 TO 30 MPH AND HIGHER GUSTS TO 40
   MPH...AS MOMENTUM MIXES DOWN FROM ALOFT IN THIS DOWNSLOPE
   ENVIRONMENT. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL DROP INTO THE 20 TO 25
   PERCENT RANGE DURING THE TIME OF MAXIMUM DAYTIME HEATING...WHEN
   TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB TO THE MID 60S F. A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   ENVIRONMENT IS FORECAST TO EXIST GIVEN THE STRONG WINDS AND LOW
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES.
   
   ...FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST STATES...
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ARE FORECAST TO FALL BELOW 35 PERCENT
   ACROSS PORTIONS OF FLORIDA...BUT WIND SPEEDS WILL REMAIN FAIRLY WEAK
   AT AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH...AND SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOL.
   ADDITIONALLY...IN ADJOINING STATES TO THE NORTH OF
   FLORIDA...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL INTO THE 20 PERCENT
   RANGE...BUT AS IN THE SOUTH...WIND SPEEDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE
   STRONG...AIDING IN MITIGATING A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 02/18/2007
   
   ...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 181020
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0420 AM CST SUN FEB 18 2007
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR TX PANHANDLE/SW TEXAS/SE NEW
   MEXICO...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE WESTERN UNITED STATES DURING THE
   FORECAST PERIOD...BRINGING WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION TO BOTH THE
   NORTHWESTERN STATES AND THE FOUR CORNERS REGION...AS A SURFACE HIGH
   PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE SOUTHEAST U.S. BEGINS TO MOVE TO THE EAST. IN
   THE CENTRAL PLAINS...A LEE CYCLONE WILL DEVELOP INTO KANSAS...WITH A
   DRYLINE EXTENDING SOUTHWARD INTO TEXAS...AND A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
   THROUGH THE MIDWEST.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - TX PANHANDLE/SW TEXAS/SE NEW
   MEXICO...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
   VALUES
   
   WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THIS REGION ARE FORECAST TO BE SIMILAR TO
   DAY1. A LEE CYCLONE WILL DEVELOP AND MOVE INTO NORTHWEST
   OKLAHOMA...WITH STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS BEHIND A DRYLINE THAT WILL
   STRETCH FROM THIS SURFACE LOW SOUTHWARD THROUGH WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND
   INTO CENTRAL TEXAS. CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR A CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT BEHIND THE DRYLINE...AS WESTERLY WINDS AROUND 25 TO
   35 MPH SUSTAINED...WITH HIGHER GUSTS...ARE EXPECTED...ALONG WITH LOW
   DEWPOINTS AND THEREFORE LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AROUND 20 TO 25
   PERCENT. TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO ALSO BE SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN
   DURING DAY1...FROM THE MID 60S TO MID 70S F.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 02/18/2007
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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