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   FNUS21 KWNS 130812
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0212 AM CST WED FEB 13 2008
   
   VALID 131200Z - 141200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR WRN OK...MUCH OF WRN TX...ERN
   NM...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER TROUGH WILL CONTINUE EWD ACROSS THE ERN U.S...WITH SURFACE
   LOW DEEPENING ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC...MOVING NEWD INTO COASTAL NEW
   ENGLAND. IN THE WAKE OF THIS SYSTEM...A COOL BUT DRY AREA OF HIGH
   PRESSURE WILL SETTLE INTO THE LOWER MS VALLEY/GULF COAST STATES.
   
   MEANWHILE...ANOTHER UPPER TROUGH WILL DIG SEWD ACROSS THE NRN
   ROCKIES INTO THE FOUR CORNERS STATES BY THU MORNING. AHEAD OF THIS
   TROUGH...PRESSURES WILL LOWER OVER THE CNTRL AND SRN HIGH
   PLAINS...RESULTING IN A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT. THE COMBINATION OF
   STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS FOR THE SRN PLAINS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - WRN OK...MUCH OF WRN TX...ERN NM...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS...LOW RH
   
   IT WILL BECOME WARM AND WINDY THIS AFTERNOON AS LOW PRESSURE DEEPENS
   OVER ERN CO. SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS OF 20-30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS
   WILL DEVELOP FROM ERN NM INTO WRN OK. STRONG HEATING AND DRY
   TRAJECTORIES OUT OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL RESULT IN MIN RH READINGS OF
   15-20 PERCENT. CRITICAL FIRE THREAT WILL PERSIST INTO THE EARLY
   EVENING AS STRONG WINDS AND MIXING KEEP TEMPERATURES MILD AND RH
   MODERATELY LOW.
   
   ..JEWELL/HURLBUT.. 02/13/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 130814
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0214 AM CST WED FEB 13 2008
   
   VALID 141200Z - 151200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR FAR SWRN TX AND SRN NM...
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR LOWER CO RIVER VALLEY AND SWRN
   AZ...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A STRONG UPPER TROUGH WILL DIG SEWD ACROSS THE SWRN STATES...DRIVING
   A COLD FRONT INTO NM WITH HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN BEHIND. VERY
   STRONG WINDS WITH LOW WILL RESULT ACROSS THE LOWER CO RIVER VALLEY
   INTO SWRN AZ. DRY SANTA ANA WINDS WILL ALSO BLOW ACROSS SRN CA WHERE
   FUELS REMAIN MOIST. FARTHER E INTO THE SRN PLAINS...IT WILL REMAIN
   WARM AND WINDY OVER SWRN TX/SRN NM WITH A CRITICAL FIRE THREAT AS
   THE UPPER TROUGH NEARS.  ELSEWHERE..HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXPAND ACROSS
   THE SERN STATES...WITH VERY LOW RH AND LIGHT WINDS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - FAR SWRN TX AND SRN NM...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: VERY STRONG W WINDS AND LOW RH
   
   VERY STRONG WLY WINDS WILL OCCUR AHEAD OF APPROACHING UPPER TROUGH
   AND SURFACE COLD FRONT. SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 30-35 MPH APPEAR LIKELY
   WITH HIGHER GUSTS. TEMPERATURES WILL WARM INTO THE 70S OVER SWRN
   TX...BUT WILL COOL RAPIDLY NEAR THE FRONTAL ZONE WHICH WILL BE OVER
   FAR SRN NM THU AFTERNOON. A WIND SHIFT WILL OCCUR WITH COLD FRONT
   PASSAGE DURING THE EVENING...BUT RH WILL HAVE RECOVERED BY THAT TIME
   WITH COOL TEMPERATURES.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - LOWER CO RIVER VALLEY AND SWRN AZ...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: VERY STRONG N WINDS AND LOW RH
   
   A STRONG AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SURGE SWD THROUGH THE GREAT
   BASIN AND INTO THE LOWER CO RIVER VALLEY AS THE UPPER TROUGH DIGS
   SEWD OVER THE AREA. THE RESULT WILL BE AN INTENSE SURFACE PRESSURE
   GRADIENT. SUSTAINED NLY WINDS AROUND 30 MPH APPEAR LIKELY WITH
   HIGHER GUSTS OVER 40 MPH. TEMPERATURES ARE LIKELY TO WARM INTO THE
   UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S...WITH MIN RH DROPPING INTO THE TEENS. THE
   STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO SPREAD EWD INTO SWRN AZ.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   OFFSHORE FLOW WILL BE ONGOING EARLY THU AND WILL INCREASE AS HIGH
   PRESSURE BUILDS FROM THE N. VERY STRONG WIND GUSTS ARE LIKELY
   THROUGH PASSES AND CANYONS...AND RH WILL LIKELY DROP INTO THE TEENS.
   HOWEVER...RECENT PRECIPITATION AND THUS FUEL CONDITIONS DO NOT
   WARRANT A CRITICAL FIRE THREAT.
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA RESULTING IN DRY AND CALM
   CONDITIONS. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL AVERAGE IN THE 60S...WHICH WILL
   RESULT IN VERY LOW RH VALUES FROM THE UPPER TEENS INTO THE 20
   PERCENT RANGE. THE COMBINATION OF WEAK WINDS AND RECENT
   PRECIPITATION WILL MITIGATE THE FIRE THREAT.
   
   ..JEWELL/HURLBUT.. 02/13/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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