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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 150907
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0307 AM CST TUE JAN 15 2008
   
   VALID 151200Z - 161200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL DEEPEN OVER THE NATIONS MIDSECTION BY THE
   END OF THE PERIOD WITH A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE
   EASTERN PACIFIC AND A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING INTO THE EAST.
   AT THE SURFACE...A LARGE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL COVER MOST OF THE
   EASTERN U.S.  A VERY STRONG COLD FRONT WILL BUILD INTO THE CENTRAL
   U.S. BY THE END OF THE PERIOD.
   
   ...EXTRM ERN NM...TX/OK PNHDL...SWRN KS AND WRN OK...
   WINDS WILL BECOME STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHWESTERLY BY LATE MORNING TO
   EARLY AFTERNOON AND HUMIDITY WILL DROP INTO THE 15 TO 25 PERCENT
   RANGE.  HOWEVER...AFTER A COLD MORNING START...TEMPERATURES WILL BE
   COOL WITH HIGHS GENERALLY IN THE 50S.  GIVEN THE DRY/DEAD
   FUELS...SOME WILDFIRES MAY BE POSSIBLE...HOWEVER OVERALL COOL
   TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO KEEP ANY LARGE SCALE FIRE WEATHER
   THREAT TO A MINIMUM.  AFTER SUNSET...TEMPERATURES SHOULD COOL
   RAPIDLY AND HUMIDITY WILL INCREASE.
   
   ..BOTHWELL.. 01/15/2008
   
   ...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 151005
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0405 AM CST TUE JAN 15 2008
   
   VALID 161200Z - 171200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LARGE SCALE TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO DEEPEN ON WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE
   NATIONS MIDSECTION.  SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE ALONG THE EAST
   COAST.  A VERY LARGE AND COLD SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL
   COVER THE CENTRAL AND WEST.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   AFTER A ONE DAY BREAK FROM THE STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS OVER SOUTHERN
   CALIFORNIA ON TUESDAY...ANOTHER STRONG HIGH PRESSURE AREA WILL ONCE
   AGAIN BUILD OVER THE GREAT BASIN ON WEDNESDAY.  THIS WILL ALLOW FOR
   A VERY STRONG SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
   AND WITH THE UPPER RIDGE OFF THE COAST...VERY STRONG
   OFFSHORE/NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 
   NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN TO 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
   OVER 60 MPH ESPECIALLY IN AND AROUND THE VICINITY OF LOS ANGELES AND
   GUSTS TO OVER 70 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS.  HUMIDITY WILL DROP INTO THE
   TEENS TO POSSIBLY THE SINGLE DIGITS...HOWEVER TEMPERATURES WITH THIS
   EVENT SHOULD DROP A FEW DEGREES BECAUSE OF THE VERY COLD AIR WITH
   THE GREAT BASIN HIGH.  THE SLIGHTLY COOLER TEMPERATURES COMBINED
   WITH THE RECENT LARGER SCALE MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS OF THE PAST TWO
   WEEKS THAT HAVE PRODUCED HIGHER FUEL MOISTURE SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT
   TO DIMINISH THE FIRE POTENTIAL.  
   
   ALTHOUGH IT APPEARS MOST LIKELY THAT THE FUELS ACROSS MOST OF
   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ARE MOIST FROM THE RECENT RAINS...THIS AREA WILL
   BE CLOSELY MONITORED FOR UPGRADING TO A CRITICAL AREA SHOULD THE
   FUELS BE DRIER THAN EXPECTED.
   
   ..BOTHWELL.. 01/15/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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