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Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 200934
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0334 AM CST SUN JAN 20 2008
   
   VALID 201200Z - 211200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER RIDGE OVER THE ERN PACIFIC WILL BUILD INTO WRN BRITISH
   COLUMBIA TODAY...NORTH OF AN UPPER TROUGH OVER THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST.  THIS TROUGH BEGINS TO CUTOFF FROM THE MAIN
   FLOW...DRIFTING SLOWLY SWD TWD NRN CA BY THE END OF THE PERIOD.  THE
   REMAINDER OF THE NATION IS UNDER GENERALLY ZONAL FLOW WITH A FEW
   EMBEDDED WEAK DISTURBANCES.  AT THE SURFACE...ARCTIC AIR AND STRONG
   HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDS FROM WRN CANADA THROUGH THE SERN CONUS.  VERY
   DRY AIR HAS PUSHED SWD THROUGH THE ENTIRE SOUTHEAST.  MEANWHILE...A
   SURFACE TROUGH IS DEVELOPING OVER ERN CO IN ADVANCE OF THE NEXT
   ARCTIC FRONT...RESULTING IN BREEZY SLY/SWLY WINDS OVER THE SRN
   PLAINS.
   
   ...SRN AL/SRN GA/NRN AND CNTRL FL...
   SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BECOMES CENTERED OVER THE CNTRL/SRN
   APPALACHIANS THIS AFTERNOON...BRINGING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF VERY
   LOW RH /MINIMUM RH BETWEEN 20 TO 25 PERCENT/ TO THE ENTIRE SERN
   CONUS AND INTERIOR FL. BUT THE APPROACH OF THE SURFACE HIGH WILL
   KEEP WINDS BELOW 10 MPH OVER MOST OF THE AREA...EXCEPT FOR THE FL
   PENINSULA WHERE NLY/NELY WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH ARE EXPECTED. 
   TEMPERATURES WILL BE WELL BELOW NORMAL TODAY...WITH MAXIMUMS RANGING
   FROM THE LOWER/MIDDLE 40S ALONG THE GULF COAST...TO THE MIDDLE 50S
   IN CNTRL FL.
   
   ...NWRN AND NCNTRL TX/WRN OK...
   THE DEVELOPMENT OF SURFACE LOW PRESSURE OVER ERN COLORADO WILL LEAD
   TO GUSTY SLY/SWLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH OVER A LARGE PORTION OF THE
   SRN PLAINS.  MILDER AIR WILL BE DRAWN NWD AND MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES
   WILL REACH THE LOWER 50S OVER CNTRL/WRN TX INTO SWRN OK.  DESPITE
   THE SLY FLOW...THE LOW LEVEL AIRMASS WILL REMAIN VERY DRY...WITH
   DEWPOINTS MOSTLY IN THE TEENS AND MINIMUM RH APPROACHING 20 PERCENT.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 01/20/2008
   
   ...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 200935
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0335 AM CST SUN JAN 20 2008
   
   VALID 211200Z - 221200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE COLD PATTERN CONTINUES ACROSS MOST OF THE U.S. MONDAY...WITH AN
   UPPER LEVEL CUTOFF LOW ALONG THE NRN CA COAST...RIDGING IN THE ERN
   PACIFIC EXTENDING INTO SWRN BRITISH COLUMBIA...AND GENERALLY ZONAL
   FLOW OVER THE CNTRL/ERN CONUS.  THE SURFACE IS LARGELY UNDER THE
   INFLUENCE OF STRONG HIGH PRESSURE...ONE AREA CENTERED OVER THE MID
   ATLANTIC REGION AND ANOTHER AREA FROM THE NRN ROCKIES TO THE NRN
   PLAINS.  THIS LATTER HIGH IS ASSOCIATED WITH ANOTHER SURGE OF ARCTIC
   AIR MOVING INTO THE NWRN U.S. AND THE NRN PLAINS.  AS THE LOW LEVEL
   FLOW TURNS ELY ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST...THE SURFACE RH INCREASES
   CONSIDERABLY ACROSS FL AND THE GULF COAST REGION.
   
   ...SERN NM/SWRN TX...
   LOCALIZED CONDITIONS APPROACH CRITICAL OVER SERN NM AND SWRN TX
   MONDAY AFTERNOON AS A LEE TROUGH OVER THE PLAINS OF NM CONTINUES TO
   PRODUCE GUSTY SWLY SURFACE WINDS /10 TO 20 MPH SUSTAINED/...AND
   DOWNSLOPE FLOW HELPS MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES CLIMB INTO THE UPPER 50S
   AND LOWER 60S. THE AIRMASS OVER THE AREA SHOULD REMAIN VERY
   DRY...AND MINIMUM RH BETWEEN 10 TO 15 PERCENT IS EXPECTED.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 01/20/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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