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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 021001
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0401 AM CST SAT FEB 02 2008
   
   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A BROAD AREA TROUGH WILL REMAIN OVER THE CONUS TODAY. EMBEDDED
   WITHIN THIS BROADER TROUGH...SEVERAL PROGRESSIVE/SMALLER UPPER
   SYSTEMS WILL MOVE EWD THROUGH THE NATION. ONE SYSTEM IN PARTICULAR
   WILL MOVE FROM THE GREAT BASIN INTO THE SRN ROCKIES...MAINTAINING
   MODERATE WINDS OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF SRN NM/SWRN TX. DOWNSTREAM
   OF THIS SYSTEM...WEAK UPPER RIDGING WILL SUPPORT WARMER THAN NORMAL
   TEMPERATURES OVER THE GULF COAST/SERN STATES. DESPITE LOW RH
   READINGS...GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS WILL PRECLUDE ANY CRITICAL
   CONDITIONS IN THIS AREA.
   
   ...SRN AL/SRN GA AND NRN FL...
   UNDER THE PRESENCE OF AN UPPER RIDGE....WARMER THAN NORMAL
   TEMPERATURES /LOWER 70S/ WILL COMBINE WITH LOW DEWPTS /30S/ TO
   PRODUCE MIN RH READINGS FROM 20-30 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON. GENERALLY
   LIGHT WINDS /LESS THAN 10 MPH/ WILL PRECLUDE CRITICAL OUTLOOK AREA
   ISSUANCE.
   
   ...SERN NM...SWRN TX...
   AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING UPPER SYSTEM /LOCATED OVER CA/NV THIS
   MORNING/ WLY WINDS WILL REMAIN MODERATE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN
   THROUGH THE PERIOD. SUSTAINED WINDS FROM 20-25 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER
   40 MPH ARE EXPECTED IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN/THROUGH PASSES. WHERE THE
   WINDS ARE ABOVE CRITICAL LEVELS...TEMPERATURES SHOULD REMAIN COOL
   ENOUGH /50S/ TO PRECLUDE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ..CROSBIE/SMITH.. 02/02/2008
   
   ...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 021002
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0402 AM CST SAT FEB 02 2008
   
   VALID 031200Z - 041200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR WRN TX...SERN NM...SWRN OK...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AHEAD OF A DEEPENING UPPER SYSTEM OVER THE WRN CONUS...SWLY SFC
   WINDS WILL INCREASE OVER THE SRN PLAINS TOMORROW. LOW RH READINGS
   COMBINED WITH THESE WINDS WILL LEAD TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS FOR A LARGE PART OF THE SRN HIGH PLAINS. ELSEWHERE ACROSS
   THE NATION...NO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - SERN NM...WRN TX AND SWRN OK...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS FROM 20-25 MPH WITH GUSTS
   OVER 30 MPH...MIN RH READINGS FROM 15-25 PERCENT
   
   A STRONG UPPER TROUGH WILL DIG SEWD INTO THE GREAT BASIN TOMORROW.
   AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...STRENGTHENING MID LEVEL WIND FIELDS WILL
   SUPPORT THE INTENSIFICATION OF A LEE TROUGH OVER THE SRN HIGH
   PLAINS. THEREFORE...SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS FROM 20-25 MPH WITH HIGHER
   GUSTS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR. LOW RH READINGS /DUE TO DEWPTS IN THE
   5-20 DEG F RANGE/ COMBINED WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S
   WILL PRODUCE MIN RH READINGS FROM 15-25 PERCENT LEADING TO A
   CRITICAL FIRE THREAT.
   
   ...CENTRAL/NCENTRAL TX...CENTRAL OK...
   TO THE EAST OF THE CRITICAL AREA...SLIGHTLY WEAKER WIND FIELDS
   /15-20 MPH/ COMBINED WITH MARGINALLY CRITICAL RH READINGS /DUE TO
   PRESENCE OF INCREASING MOISTURE FROM SRN TX/ WILL PREVENT CRITICAL
   FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ..CROSBIE/SMITH.. 02/02/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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