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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 010853
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0253 AM CST SAT DEC 01 2007
   
   VALID 011200Z - 021200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   POTENT MID/UPPER-LEVEL SHORT WAVE TROUGH OVER THE WRN CONUS WILL
   ACCELERATE EWD REACHING THE GREAT PLAINS BY EARLY SUN. THE
   COMBINATION OF LEE CYCLOGENESIS OVER ERN CO AND INTENSE
   LOW/MID-LEVEL FLOW WILL LEAD TO VERY STRONG SWLY SURFACE WINDS
   ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE CNTRL/SRN HIGH PLAINS. IN THE EAST...A RIDGE
   OF SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BECOME ANCHORED IN THE LEE OF THE
   APPALACHIANS. THIS WILL MAINTAIN DRY AND MILD CONDITIONS FROM THE
   LOWER MID-ATLANTIC TO THE TN VALLEY.
   
   ...PORTIONS OF THE CNTRL/SRN HIGH PLAINS...
   SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 30 TO 45 MPH THIS AFTERNOON
   FROM E-CNTRL CO/WRN KS SWD TO E-CNTRL NM/TX PANHANDLE. ALTHOUGH THIS
   WILL LEAD TO SUBSTANTIAL DOWNSLOPE DRYING...AMBIENT HIGH RH AND
   SCATTERED LIGHT PRECIPITATION WILL TEND TO MITIGATE THE OVERALL
   THREAT. RH SHOULD LARGELY REMAIN ABOVE CRITICAL VALUES...BRIEFLY
   FALLING TO BETWEEN 20 TO 30 PERCENT.
   
   ...LOWER MID-ATLANTIC TO THE TN VALLEY...
   WIDESPREAD LOW RH /AROUND 15 TO 25 PERCENT/ IS EXPECTED ONCE AGAIN
   THIS AFTERNOON AS TEMPERATURES WARM BACK INTO THE UPPER 50S TO
   MIDDLE 60S. THE CLOSE PROXIMITY OF SURFACE RIDGING WILL LIMIT WINDS
   TO AROUND 6 TO 12 MPH.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 12/01/2007
   
   ...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 010950
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0350 AM CST SAT DEC 01 2007
   
   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A MID/UPPER-LEVEL SHORT WAVE TROUGH INITIALLY LOCATED OVER THE GREAT
   PLAINS SUN MORNING WILL MOVE NEWD TOWARDS THE ERN GREAT LAKES/UPPER
   OH RIVER VALLEY. ASSOCIATED SURFACE CYCLONE WILL MIGRATE FROM THE
   UPPER MIDWEST THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES REGION. A SURFACE COLD FRONT
   WILL SWIFTLY PUSH SEWD APPROACHING THE ERN SEABOARD THROUGH THE GULF
   COAST BY EARLY MON. IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT...SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
   WILL QUICKLY BUILD FROM THE FOUR CORNERS TO THE GREAT PLAINS.
   
   ...NWRN TX...
   STRONG NWLY LOW-LEVEL WINDS WILL COMMENCE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AFTER
   A SURFACE COLD FRONT AND MID-LEVEL TROUGH PASSAGE. ENHANCED
   SUBSIDENCE/DOWNSLOPE DRYING WILL AID IN PRODUCING RH VALUES FROM 15
   TO 20 PERCENT AT PEAK HEATING. DESPITE AN INCREASINGLY DEEP MIXED
   BOUNDARY LAYER...SURFACE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH DURING THE
   AFTERNOON AS LOW-LEVEL FLOW QUICKLY WANES. A RELATIVELY SHORT
   JUXTAPOSITION OF SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS AROUND 20 MPH AND LOW RH
   MAY SUPPORT A BRIEF PERIOD OF CRITICAL CONDITIONS GIVEN LONG-TERM
   DRYNESS.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 12/01/2007
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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