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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 270833
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0233 AM CST SUN JAN 27 2008
   
   VALID 271200Z - 281200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE CENTRAL U.S. TODAY IN RESPONSE TO A
   DEVELOPING UPPER TROUGH ACROSS THE WRN CONUS. MEANWHILE...SURFACE
   HIGH PRESSURE CENTER WILL SETTLE INTO THE LOWER AND MID MS VALLEY
   BRINGING COOL BUT DRY CONDITIONS TO THE GULF COAST STATES. W OF THE
   DIVIDE...WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR WITH ISOLATED TORNADOES
   POSSIBLE ACROSS SRN CA.
   
   ...NWRN TX...WRN OK...TX/OK PANHANDLES AND SWRN KS...
   SWLY SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20-25 MPH ARE LIKELY WITH HIGHER GUSTS AS
   LEE TROUGH DEEPENS THIS AFTERNOON. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL MAINLY BE
   IN THE 60S...WHICH WILL LIKELY LEAD TO MIN RH VALUES IN THE 20
   PERCENT RANGE. A FEW LOCATIONS MAY SEE UPPER TEENS RH. THE
   COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW RH WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED
   FIRE THREAT...HOWEVER...MID TO UPPER LEVEL CLOUDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED
   TO INCREASE...WHICH MAY LIMIT HEATING IN SOME AREAS. A HIGHER FIRE
   THREAT WILL OCCUR ON MONDAY DAY 2.
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   A MARGINAL FIRE THREAT WILL MATERIALIZE BY AFTERNOON AS RH LEVELS
   DROP INTO THE 20-30 PERCENT RANGE FROM GA INTO NRN FL. NWLY WINDS OF
   10-15 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH A FEW HOURS OF LOW RH TO INCREASE THE
   FIRE THREAT. HOWEVER...RELATIVELY SHALLOW INVERSION HEIGHTS AS WELL
   AS EFFECTS OF RECENT PRECIPITATION WILL HELP LIMIT THE SEVERITY OF
   THE THREAT.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 01/27/2008
   
   ...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 270833
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0233 AM CST SUN JAN 27 2008
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR ERN NM...TX/OK PANHANDLE AND TX
   SOUTH PLAINS...WRN OK...SWRN KS...FAR SERN CO...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AS AN UPPER TROUGH MOVES ACROSS THE ROCKIES...LOW PRESSURE WILL
   DEEPEN OVER THE NRN PLAINS. THE PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN THIS LOW
   AND HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE SERN STATES WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD
   VERY STRONG WINDS OVER THE PLAINS STATES. LOW RH AND MILD
   TEMPERATURES WILL COLOCATE ACROSS THE SRN PLAINS...RESULTING IN A
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT. A MARGINAL FIRE THREAT WILL EXIST
   ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE SE INCLUDING FL AS A RESULT OF A DRY AIR MASS
   WITH HIGH PRESSURE.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - ERN NM...TX/OK PANHANDLE AND TX
   SOUTH PLAINS...WRN OK...SWRN KS...FAR SERN CO...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: VERY STRONG WINDS...LOW RH
   
   SWLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 30-35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40-50 MPH ACROSS
   THE OK/TX PANHANDLES AND SURROUNDING AREAS. STRONG MIXING AND
   HEATING WILL RESULT IN DEEP MIXED LAYERS FOR ADDED INSTABILITY. MIN
   RH VALUES WILL LIKELY BE LOWER THAN FORECAST BY THE MODELS...FROM
   20-25 PERCENT WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES MAINLY IN THE 60S.
   
   OVERNIGHT...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS KS AND CO...AND WILL
   STRETCH APPROXIMATELY FROM NWRN OK INTO THE TX PANHANDLE BY TUE
   MORNING.
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE CENTERED OVER GA DURING THE AFTERNOON WITH
   WIDESPREAD DRY AND MILD CONDITIONS ACROSS THE SE. WINDS WILL BE
   LIGHT UNDER THE HIGH...BUT NLY WINDS AROUND 10 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE
   OVER S FL. RH VALUES IN THE 20-30 PERCENT RANGE WILL BE QUITE
   COMMON...EXCEPT HIGHER VALUES IN THE 30 AND 40 PERCENT RANGE FAR SRN
   FL. GIVEN DROUGHT CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY OVER SRN FL...FIRE THREAT
   WILL INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON WHEN RH IS LOW.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 01/27/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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