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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 220806
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0206 AM CST SAT DEC 22 2007
   
   VALID 221200Z - 231200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR MUCH OF SRN TX...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE EWD ACROSS THE SRN PLAINS WITH SURFACE LOW
   DEVELOPING INTO SRN MO BY AFTERNOON. BEHIND THIS LOW...A STRONG AREA
   OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING DRIER AIR AND STRONG NLY WINDS OVER THE
   SRN PLAINS. THE WARMEST AND DRIEST CONDITIONS ALONG WITH THE WINDS
   WILL BE OVER SRN TX...RESULTING IN A CRITICAL FIRE SITUATION. TO THE
   W...ANOTHER AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE SITUATED OVER THE GREAT
   BASIN THIS MORNING...SHIFTING INTO THE CNTRL ROCKIES LATER TODAY.
   OFFSHORE FLOW WILL BE ONGOING ACROSS SRN CA THIS MORNING WITH
   LOCALLY STRONG WINDS BUT RELATIVELY COOL TEMPERATURES.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - MUCH OF SRN TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: VERY LOW RH AND STRONG WINDS
   
   WINDS WILL INCREASE BY EARLY AFTERNOON TO 20-30 MPH WITH HIGHER
   GUSTS AS HIGH PRESSURE MOVES IN AND LOW DEEPENS TO THE NE. STRONG
   HEATING...DOWNSLOPE FLOW AND MIXING WILL RESULT IN VERY LOW RH
   VALUES...AVERAGING 15-20 PERCENT. GIVEN DROUGHT IN RECENT
   MONTHS...THIS SHOULD RESULT IN A CRITICAL FIRE SITUATION MAINLY
   DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. GUSTY WINDS MAY PERSIST INTO THE
   EVENING...BUT TEMPERATURES WILL COOL RAPIDLY.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS WILL BE ONGOING THIS MORNING IN FAVORED
   LOCATIONS WITH HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER NV. UPPER RIDGING WILL
   TAKE PLACE THROUGH THE DAY...AND WILL HELP WEAKEN SURFACE GRADIENT.
   IN GENERAL...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOL AND RH MARGINAL WITH RECENT
   PRECIPITATION HELPING TO MITIGATE THE FIRE THREAT.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 12/22/2007
   
   ...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 220807
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0207 AM CST SAT DEC 22 2007
   
   VALID 231200Z - 241200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A SECONDARY UPPER SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL MOVE SEWD ACROSS THE CNTRL
   ROCKIES AS A POWERFUL LOW MATURES ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES. A DRY AIR
   MASS WITH HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE SRN PLAINS IN THE
   WAKE OF PREVIOUS DAYS COLD FRONT...RESULTING IN MODERATELY WINDY AND
   DRY CONDITIONS FOR SERN NM AND MUCH OF TX. TO THE W...ANOTHER AREA
   OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE INTO THE GREAT BASIN BEHIND SECONDARY
   TROUGH...WITH DRIER AND LOCALLY WINDY CONDITIONS FOR PORTIONS OF SRN
   CA.
   
   ...SERN NM INTO WRN AND CNTRL TX...
   A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL REMAIN WITH HIGH PRESSURE IN PLACE. WLY
   FLOW ALOFT AND DAYTIME HEATING WILL HELP INDUCE A LEE LOW ACROSS ERN
   NM/W TX...HELPING TO INCREASE THE PRESSURE GRADIENT AND WINDS.
   SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS OF 15-20 MPH ARE LIKELY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE
   RELATIVELY COOL...MAINLY IN THE 50S. HOWEVER...RH WILL STILL MANAGE
   TO DROP INTO THE 15-20 PERCENT RANGE AT PEAK HEATING...RESULTING IN
   A MODERATE FIRE THREAT.
   
   ...SRN CA NEAR COASTAL RANGE...
   LOCALLY STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS ARE LIKELY TO DEVELOP MAINLY THROUGH
   PASSES/CANYONS SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH A MODERATE PRESSURE GRADIENT.
   NLY WINDS ALOFT WILL EXIST ON BACK SIDE OF FOUR CORNERS TROUGH WHICH
   WILL HELP SUPPORT STRONG WIND GUSTS. OVERALL RH LEVELS ARE EXPECTED
   TO BE MARGINAL BUT A FEW LOCALES SHOULD DROP INTO THE
   TEENS...ESPECIALLY IN DOWNSLOPE AREAS.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 12/22/2007
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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