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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 190957
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0357 AM CST SAT JAN 19 2008
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A BROAD UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE EWD OVER THE CNTRL/ERN CONUS
   TODAY...WHILE ANOTHER STRONG UPPER SYSTEM DIGS SWD ALONG THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST COAST. AT THE SURFACE...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE
   EXPECTED OVER FLORIDA AS A COLD FRONT MOVES SWD ACROSS THE STATE. 
   FARTHER NORTH...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE AND ARCTIC AIR COVERS MOST OF
   THE NATION EAST OF THE ROCKIES...VIRTUALLY ELIMINATING THE
   LARGE-SCALE FIRE WEATHER THREAT TODAY.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   OFFSHORE FLOW /SUSTAINED AT 15 TO 30 MPH/ WILL CONTINUE TO OCCUR
   THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN PASSES THIS MORNING....AND THEN GRADUALLY
   DECREASE THIS AFTERNOON AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT
   BASIN WEAKENS.  TEMPERATURES ARE RELATIVELY COOL WITH RH GENERALLY
   AT OR ABOVE 35 PERCENT THIS MORNING...AND FALLING TO BETWEEN 15-20
   PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.  CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT
   EXPECTED GIVEN THE MARGINAL RH...DECREASING OFFSHORE WINDS...AND
   LACK OF DRY VEGETATION.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 01/19/2008
   
   ...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 190957
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0357 AM CST SAT JAN 19 2008
   
   VALID 201200Z - 211200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT OVER THE ERN PACIFIC WILL NUDGE INTO BRITISH
   COLUMBIA SUNDAY...INITIATING THE FORMATION OF A CUTOFF LOW ALONG THE
   NRN CA COAST.  GENERALLY ZONAL FLOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE REMAINDER
   OF THE NATION...WITH STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND ARCTIC AIR
   COVERING A LARGE PORTION OF THE ERN CONUS.  COLD TEMPERATURES AND
   VERY LOW RH WILL BRING NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO THE
   SOUTHEAST...WHILE SURFACE LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING OVER ERN COLORADO
   RESULTS IN BREEZY SLY/SWLY WINDS IN THE SRN HIGH PLAINS.
   
   ...SRN AL/SRN GA/NRN FL...
   AS THE SURFACE HIGH APPROACHES THE SRN APPALACHIANS SUNDAY
   AFTERNOON...AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF VERY LOW RH BETWEEN 25 TO 30
   PERCENT IS EXPECTED.  BUT THE APPROACH OF THE SURFACE HIGH WILL KEEP
   THE WINDS AT OR BELOW 10 TO 15 MPH...AND MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES SHOULD
   HOLD IN THE LOWER 40S TO LOWER 50S. SO WHILE THE RH WILL EASILY MEET
   CRITICAL CRITERIA...THE COLD TEMPERATURES AND DECREASING WIND
   PRECLUDE ISSUING A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA.
   
   ...TX PANHANDLE/WRN TX...
   THE DEVELOPMENT OF SURFACE LOW PRESSURE OVER ERN COLORADO CAUSES
   BREEZY SLY/SWLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.  MILDER AIR
   WILL BE DRAWN NWD ALLOWING MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES TO RISE INTO THE
   50S...AND THE MINIMUM RH TO FALL TO 15 TO 20 PERCENT.  CONDITIONS
   WILL THEREFORE BECOME NEAR-CRITICAL FOR A FEW HOURS SUNDAY
   AFTERNOON.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 01/19/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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