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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 050927
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0327 AM CST WED DEC 05 2007
   
   VALID 051200Z - 061200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR NRN FL...SRN AND ERN GA...SC...SRN
   NC...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A PROGRESSIVE UPPER TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SEWD ACROSS THE OH
   VALLEY AND INTO THE MID ATLANTIC BY LATE TODAY WITH SURFACE COLD
   FRONT EXTENDING SWWD INTO THE LOWER MS VALLEY. A SURFACE LOW WILL
   DEVELOP SEWD ACROSS THE SRN APPALACHIANS AND INTO WRN NC BY 00Z.
   SWLY WINDS WILL INCREASE AHEAD OF THIS LOW AND COLD
   FRONT...PRODUCING CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF THE SERN
   STATES. BEHIND THE FRONT...COOL AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL
   FROM THE MIDWEST INTO THE PLAINS. ELSEWHERE...UPPER RIDGE WILL
   WEAKEN OVER THE SW WITH ZONAL FLOW TAKING SHAPE.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - NRN FL...SRN AND ERN GA...SC...SRN
   NC...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: VERY LOW HUMIDITY...STRONG WIND GUSTS AND
   DROUGHT
   
   WINDS WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE SW AT 15-20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS AS
   AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE APPROACHES FROM THE NW. A VERY DRY AIR MASS
   IS ALREADY IN PLACE...THUS...DAYTIME HEATING AND STRONG MIXING WILL
   RESULT IN VERY LOW RH VALUES INTO THE TEENS AND 20 PERCENT RANGE BY
   AFTERNOON. THE MOST CRITICAL COMBINATION OF WIND...LOW RH AND
   DROUGHT WILL EXTEND FROM CNTRL/ERN GA INTO SC. WINDS WILL BE WEAKER
   FROM 10-15 MPH OVER NRN FL...BUT RH WILL BE VERY LOW. MARGINALLY
   CRITICAL CONDITIONS MAY PERSIST INTO EARLY EVENING BEFORE BOUNDARY
   LAYER DECOUPLES AND MIXING CEASES.
   
   ...CNTRL TX...
   DRY NLY WINDS WILL SPREAD SWD BEHIND A COLD FRONT TODAY. NELY WINDS
   OF 15-20 MPH WILL BE COMMON OVER NRN TX...WITH RH DECREASING TO
   25-30 PERCENT AT PEAK HEATING.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 12/05/2007
   
   ...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 050932
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0332 AM CST WED DEC 05 2007
   
   VALID 061200Z - 071200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL COVER MOST OF THE ERN U.S. AS
   UPPER TROUGH QUICKLY MOVES OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST. THIS WILL
   RESULT IN WIDESPREAD COOL AND DRY CONDITIONS. TO THE W...A LOW
   AMPLITUDE UPPER TROUGH AND WILL SPREAD SEWD INTO THE CNTRL
   PLAINS...WITH LEE TROUGH/LOW DEVELOPING OVER SERN CO. VERY STRONG
   SWLY WINDS WILL OCCUR FROM NM INTO THE SRN PLAINS DUE TO PRESSURE
   GRADIENT BETWEEN HIGH TO THE E AND DEEPENING LOW. ELSEWHERE..AN
   UPPER TROUGH WILL APPROACH THE CNTRL CA COAST BY THE END OF THE
   PERIOD...WITH INCREASING CHANCES OF PRECIPITATION FROM CA EWD ALONG
   A FRONT INTO THE GREAT BASIN.
   
   ...NM INTO THE SRN PLAINS...
   STRONG WLY FLOW WILL INDUCE LEE TROUGH RESULTING IN VERY STRONG SWLY
   WINDS OF 20-30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. RH IS EXPECTED TO DROP INTO
   THE 20-25 PERCENT RANGE WITH TEMPERATURES FROM THE UPPER 50S SWRN KS
   TO THE LOWER 70S WRN TX.
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   VERY DRY WEATHER WILL PERSIST UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF HIGH PRESSURE.
   WINDS WILL BE VERY LIGHT...AND TEMPERATURES WILL ONLY AVERAGE 55-65
   F. DESPITE COOL TEMPERATURES...MIN RH VALUES OF 25-35 PERCENT APPEAR
   LIKELY FOR A FEW HOURS.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 12/05/2007
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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