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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 150800
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0200 AM CST FRI FEB 15 2008
   
   VALID 151200Z - 161200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   IN THE SWRN STATES...A STRONG CLOSED UPPER LOW CURRENTLY STATIONED
   NEAR SRN CA/NV WILL SLOWLY BEGIN TO SHIFT EASTWARD TODAY. HIGH
   PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN BEHIND...AMPLIFYING OVER THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST. FARTHER EAST...A LONG WAVE POSITIVELY TILTED TROUGH
   EXTENDS FROM FAR NERN CANADA THROUGH THE NRN PLAINS AND EXTENDING
   DOWN THROUGH THE ROCKIES AND TO THE CLOSED LOW OVER THE SW. A
   STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY EXTENDS THROUGH THIS TROUGH AXIS...WHILE
   A COLD FRONT IS SLOWLY SAGGING SWD FROM SRN MO/SRN OK AND CENTRAL
   TEXAS. IN THE SE...HIGH PRESSURE WILL WEAKEN AND SHIFT OFFSHORE
   AHEAD OF THIS FRONTAL BOUNDARY.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   
   OFFSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE OVER SRN CA TODAY AS THE STRONG UPPER
   LOW CONTINUES ITS SLOW PROGRESSION EWD. BY AFTERNOON...RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES WILL DROP INTO THE TEENS WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15 TO 25
   MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN FAVORED PASSES AND CANYONS. RECENT RAINFALL
   AND MOIST FUEL CONDITIONS SHOULD HINDER CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   THREAT. 
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   
   AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT...DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER THE SERN
   STATES WITH MINIMUM AFTERNOON RH READINGS DROPPING INTO THE 20S AND
   UPPER TEENS INLAND AND INTO THE LOWER 30S CLOSER TO THE COAST. AS
   THE HIGH SHIFTS EASTWARD...RETURNING MOIST LOW LEVEL FLOW SHOULD
   LIMIT THE AREAL EXTENT OF LOW RHS...WHILE LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS
   SHOULD LIMIT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 02/15/2008
   
   ...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 150802
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0202 AM CST FRI FEB 15 2008
   
   VALID 161200Z - 171200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   POTENT UPPER LOW FORECAST TO BE ROUGHLY NEAR SRN NM AND EXTREME WRN
   TX WILL QUICKLY BEGIN TO EJECT TO THE ENE. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD
   ALONG THE WEST COAST BEHIND THIS FEATURE. A BROAD AREA OF GULF
   MOISTURE AND PRECIPITATION WILL AFFECT THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND WRN
   GULF COAST AREAS...WITH THE MAIN SURFACE FRONTAL BOUNDARY MOVING EWD
   THROUGH THESE AREAS. SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL DOMINATE THE NERN
   STATES WHILE A WEAKER COLD FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL SLOWLY MOVE THROUGH
   THE SE.
   
   ...EXTREME WSW TX...
   FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF THE UPPER LOW...WESTERLY WINDS WILL BE
   PREDOMINANT ACROSS EXTREME WSW TX. DRY DOWNSLOPE WINDS OF NEAR 20
   MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE AFTERNOON...WITH MINIMUM RH READINGS
   DROPPING INTO THE LOWER 20S. MUCH OF THIS WILL DEPEND ON THE
   PROGRESSION OF THE SFC/UPPER LOW...AS A SLIGHTLY SLOWER EJECTION
   WILL KEEP FRONTAL BOUNDARY AND ASSOCIATED COOLER TEMPS AND
   PRECIPITATION CLOSER TO THESE AREAS.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 02/15/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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