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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 180943
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0343 AM CST TUE DEC 18 2007
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE CURRENTLY LOW AMPLITUDE...NEAR ZONAL FLOW...UPPER-LEVEL PATTERN
   OVER THE CONUS WILL BECOME MORE AMPLIFIED BY THE END OF THE FORECAST
   PERIOD...WITH A TROUGH OVER THE GREAT LAKES REGION AND OVER THE
   WESTERN U.S. WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR ON THE WEST
   COAST...AND BY WEDNESDAY MORNING FORECAST MODELS INDICATE SOME
   PRECIPITATION FORMING FROM THE GREAT LAKES SOUTHWARD INTO THE
   SOUTHEAST STATES ALONG A COLD FRONT THAT WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION.
   DURING TUESDAY AFTERNOON...HOWEVER...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL
   FALL TO NEAR OR BELOW CRITICAL THRESHOLDS IN THE SOUTHEAST WHERE A
   SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DOMINATE...BUT FIRE WEATHER
   CONCERNS WILL BE MINIMAL GIVEN SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES AND LIGHT
   WIND SPEEDS.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 12/18/2007
   
   ...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 180958
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0358 AM CST TUE DEC 18 2007
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A COLD FRONT...ASSOCIATED WITH AN UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH...WILL MOVE
   THROUGH THE EASTERN UNITED STATES BRINGING SOME PRECIPITATION TO THE
   REGION...AND THIS MORE MOIST AIRMASS WILL RAISE RELATIVE HUMIDITY
   VALUES IN THE SOUTHEAST STATES.  IN THE WEST...A TROUGH WILL DIG
   INTO THE LOWER ROCKIES AND FOUR CORNERS REGION...AND A LEE CYCLONE
   WILL DEVELOP IN THE HIGH PLAINS BY LATE AFTERNOON BRINGING SOME DRY
   AIR AND STRONG WIND SPEEDS TO PORTIONS OF NEW MEXICO AND THE TEXAS
   PANHANDLE. ELSEWHERE IN THE COUNTRY...WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION WILL
   CONTINUE ON THE WEST COAST...AND A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL
   BEGIN TO BUILD INTO THE MIDWEST IN THE WAKE OF THE COLD FRONT THAT
   WILL MOVE THROUGH ON TUESDAY.
   
   ...EASTERN NM/TEXAS PANHANDLE...
   AS AN UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH MOVES INTO FOUR CORNERS AREA DURING THE
   FORECAST PERIOD...A LEE CYCLONE WILL FORM IN THE HIGH PLAINS AND THE
   SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL STRENGTHEN DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS
   OVER EASTERN NEW MEXICO AND INTO THE TEXAS PANHANDLE. SURFACE WIND
   SPEEDS WILL INCREASE TO AROUND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH SOME HIGHER
   GUSTS...AND THE WESTERLY DOWNSLOPE COMPONENT TO THE WINDS WILL HELP
   MIX DRIER AIR TO THE SURFACE...WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
   DROPPING TO AROUND 15 TO 20 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON.  GIVEN THAT
   FORECAST HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE RELATIVELY COOL /55 TO 65 DEGREES
   F/...A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT IS NOT EXPECTED.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 12/18/2007
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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