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   FNUS21 KWNS 190916
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0316 AM CST MON FEB 19 2007
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR TX PANHANDLE/SW TEXAS/EASTERN
   NM...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL MOVE INTO THE WESTERN UNITED STATES
   DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD...BRINGING WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION TO
   THE CENTRAL ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. IN THE GREAT
   PLAINS...A LEE CYCLONE WILL MOVE FROM SE COLORADO INTO
   OKLAHOMA...WITH A DRYLINE STRETCHING SOUTHWARD INTO CENTRAL TEXAS.
   BEHIND THE DRYLINE...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS...WITH LOW RELATIVE
   HUMIDITY VALUES AND WARM SURFACE TEMPERATURES...ARE FORECAST. A COLD
   FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE MIDWEST...WITH RAIN THROUGH THE OHIO
   RIVER VALLEY...AND A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO
   MOVE EASTWARD FROM THE SOUTHEAST U.S. TO OFF THE EAST COAST OF
   FLORIDA.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - TX PANHANDLE/SW TEXAS/EASTERN NM...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
   VALUES
   
   AS IN THE PREVIOUS DAY...A STRONG SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL
   EXIST WITH A LEE TROUGH LOCATED FROM SW KS...INTO THE TX PANHANDLE
   AND EASTERN NM. THIS TROUGH WILL FORM INTO A SURFACE DRYLINE AND
   MOVE EASTWARD DURING THE DAY ON MONDAY...AND WILL BE LOCATED FROM
   NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA SOUTHWARD INTO CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST TEXAS BY
   00Z. BEHIND THE DRYLINE...STRONG AND GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS WILL BE
   SUSTAINED AROUND 20 TO 30 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
   ADDITIONALLY...THE DRY AIR BEHIND THE DRYLINE WILL CONTRIBUTE TO LOW
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AROUND 20 TO 25 PERCENT...AND WITH SURFACE
   TEMPERATURES WARMING INTO THE 60S TO 70S F...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS WILL EXIST. THE STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT IS EXPECTED TO
   WEAKEN CONSIDERABLY AFTER 00Z...LOWERING SURFACE WIND SPEEDS AND
   DECREASING THE FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 02/19/2007
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 191052
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0452 AM CST MON FEB 19 2007
   
   VALID 201200Z - 211200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A COLD FRONT IN THE MIDWEST WILL EXTEND FROM THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY
   TO THE RED RIVER VALLEY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD...AND WILL
   MOVE INTO THE SOUTHEAST U.S...WHILE A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM BUILDS IN
    BEHIND IT. EXTENDING SOUTHWARD FROM THE COLD FRONT WILL BE A
   DRYLINE FROM OKLAHOMA INTO CENTRAL TEXAS...AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
   VALUES AND WARM SURFACE TEMPERATURES CAN BE EXPECTED BEHIND IT.
   
   ...CENTRAL AND SW TX...
   SURFACE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL REMAIN LOW BEHIND A DRYLINE
   THAT WILL EXTEND FROM THE RED RIVER VALLEY SOUTHWARD INTO CENTRAL
   TEXAS...WITH AFTERNOON VALUES DROPPING TO AROUND 20 TO 25 PERCENT.
   THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL BE FAIRLY RELAXED DURING THE
   FORECAST PERIOD...SO WIND SPEEDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE VERY STRONG
   OR GUSTY. WHILE SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO BE WARM IN THIS
   REGION...THE LACK OF SIGNIFICANT WIND SPEEDS WILL HELP TO KEEP THE
   FIRE WEATHER THREAT TO A MINIMUM...THOUGH THE REGION COULD BE
   UPGRADED IN THE DAY1 OUTLOOK IF WIND SPEEDS ARE FORECAST TO BE
   STRONGER.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 02/19/2007
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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