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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 040844
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0244 AM CST FRI JAN 04 2008
   
   VALID 041200Z - 051200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LARGE AND STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE WESTERN
   U.S. PRODUCING VERY STRONG WINDS AND MODERATE TO HEAVY PRECIPITATION
   ACROSS MUCH OF CALIFORNIA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.  A SURFACE
   RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL COVER THE EASTERN THIRD OF THE COUNTRY. 
   BETWEEN THE TWO WEATHER SYSTEMS...MODERATE TO STRONG SOUTHERLY LOW
   LEVEL FLOW IN THE CENTRAL U.S. WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE THE MOISTURE
   THROUGH THE PERIOD.
   
   ...TX PNHDL AND WRN OK...
   AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL WARM INTO THE MID 50S TO MID 60S AND
   HUMIDITY WILL BE IN THE 25 TO 35 PERCENT RANGE.  SOUTH/SOUTHWESTERLY
   WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS CAN BE EXPECTED THIS
   AFTERNOON ALTHOUGH THE FORECAST PRESSURE GRADIENT SUGGESTS THE WINDS
   WILL NOT BE AS STRONG AS THURSDAY AFTERNOON BUT WILL HAVE MORE OF A
   WESTERLY COMPONENT.  GIVEN THE DRY/DEAD GRASSES AND OTHER DRY FUELS
   ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA...WILDFIRES ARE STILL POSSIBLE AND CAN MOVE
   QUICKLY GIVEN THESE MARGINAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS...BUT OVERALL
   FORECAST TEMPERATURE/HUMIDITY AND WIND ARE NOT SUFFICIENT FOR A
   CRITICAL AREA.
   
   ..BOTHWELL.. 01/04/2008
   
   ...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 040904
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0304 AM CST FRI JAN 04 2008
   
   VALID 051200Z - 061200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE WEST COAST SURFACE AND UPPER AIR LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL
   ADVANCE EASTWARD SPREADING PRECIPITATION ACROSS MUCH OF THE WEST. 
   THE LARGE EAST COAST SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL SHIFT FURTHER
   EASTWARD OFF THE EAST COAST AND THE CENTRAL U.S. WILL SEE STRONG
   SOUTHERLY TO SOUTHWESTERLY LOW LEVEL FLOW.  MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE
   TO INCREASE OVER MOST OF THE CENTRAL U.S. EXCEPT FOR WEST TEXAS
   WHERE SOUTHWESTERLY TO WESTERLY LOW LEVEL FLOW WILL PREVAIL.
   
   ...TX PNHDL AND WRN OK...
   MODELS CONTINUE TREND OF SLIGHTLY WARMER TEMPERATURES ALONG WITH A
   SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE HUMIDITY.  IT APPEARS THAT THE HUMIDITY WILL
   BE AT OR ABOVE 30 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON WITH SOME AREAS PERHAPS
   IN THE 25 TO 30 PERCENT RANGE.  WINDS WILL BE SOUTHWESTERLY TO
   WESTERLY AT 15 TO 25 MPH ALONG WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS.  IF LATER
   FORECASTS SUGGEST LOWER HUMIDITY AND/OR STRONGER WINDS...AREA MAY
   NEED TO BE UPGRADED TO A CRITICAL AREA ON SATURDAY.
   
   ..BOTHWELL.. 01/04/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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