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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 050834
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0234 AM CST SAT JAN 05 2008
   
   VALID 051200Z - 061200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LARGE-SCALE UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH ALONG THE W COAST WILL EXPAND
   INLAND ENCOMPASSING MUCH OF THE WRN CONUS BY EARLY SUN. AT THE
   SURFACE...A LEE TROUGH WILL BE MAINTAINED ACROSS THE CNTRL/SRN HIGH
   PLAINS WHILE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE ANCHORED OVER THE CAROLINAS.
   
   ...TX PANHANDLE/HIGH PLAINS OF NWRN TX...
   A TIGHT SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL CONTINUE TO PROMOTE STRONG
   W/SWLY WINDS /SUSTAINED FROM 20 TO 30 MPH/ DURING THE AFTERNOON.
   WITHIN THIS DOWNSLOPE FLOW REGIME...TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMER
   COMPARED TO FRI /GENERALLY IN THE MIDDLE 60S TO LOWER 70S/...DESPITE
   INCREASING UPPER-LEVEL CLOUDINESS. ABOVE-NORMAL PRECIPITABLE WATER
   VALUES SHOULD LEND TO ONLY MARGINALLY LOW RH /AROUND 20 TO 25
   PERCENT/.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 01/05/2008
   
   ...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 050840
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0240 AM CST SAT JAN 05 2008
   
   VALID 061200Z - 071200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LARGE-SCALE UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL ENCOMPASS THE WRN TWO-THIRDS
   OF THE CONUS THROUGH EARLY MON...WHILE DOWNSTREAM RIDGING BUILDS IN
   THE EAST. A SURFACE COLD FRONT ATTENDANT TO A LEAD SHORT WAVE TROUGH
   LIFTING NEWD FROM THE UPPER MS RIVER VALLEY WILL STALL ACROSS THE
   CNTRL PLAINS BY SUN AFTERNOON. A LEE SURFACE TROUGH WILL REMAIN
   DRAPED S OF THIS W/E-ORIENTED FRONT OVER THE SRN HIGH PLAINS.
   
   ...TX PANHANDLE/HIGH PLAINS OF NWRN TX...
   ALTHOUGH THE OVERALL SYNOPTIC PATTERN WILL BE SIMILAR TO DAY
   1...SUBTLE CHANGES IN BOTH WINDS AND RH SHOULD RESULT IN A MORE
   MARGINAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT ON SUN AFTERNOON. AS A COLD FRONT
   BECOMES STATIONARY INVOF SWRN KS...THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT
   WILL RELAX SOMEWHAT TO THE S ACROSS THE SRN HIGH PLAINS. SUSTAINED
   SURFACE WINDS SHOULD WEAKEN SLIGHTLY COMPARED TO SAT /AVERAGING FROM
   15 TO 25 MPH/. DESPITE PERSISTENT DOWNSLOPE W/SWLY LOW-LEVEL
   FLOW...MODEL GUIDANCE FORECASTS ARE CONSISTENT WITH GRADUALLY
   INCREASING LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE. AS TEMPERATURES WARM BACK INTO THE
   MIDDLE 60S TO LOWER 70S...RH VALUES SHOULD ONLY DROP TO BETWEEN 20
   TO 30 PERCENT.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 01/05/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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