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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 290731
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0131 AM CST FRI FEB 29 2008
   
   VALID 291200Z - 011200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A QUIET FIRE WEATHER PATTERN IS IN STORE FOR TODAY.  A SHORT WAVE
   TROUGH WILL DIG E/SEWD FROM THE GREAT LAKES REGION INTO THE
   NORTHEAST.  SUBSEQUENT UPPER LEVEL RIDGING WILL OCCUR OVER THE
   CENTRAL U.S. BEHIND THE EXITING TROUGH BEFORE THE NEXT SYSTEM OF
   FIRE WEATHER CONCERN BEGINS TO ENTER THE PACIFIC NW REGION.  DESPITE
   LOW RH ACROSS PORTIONS OF SRN NM/AZ AND W TX...WEAK EASTERLY SURFACE
   WINDS WILL PRECLUDE ANY CRITICAL THREAT.
   
   ..SMITH/GRAMS.. 02/29/2008
   
   ...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 290854
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0254 AM CST FRI FEB 29 2008
   
   VALID 011200Z - 021200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL AND SRN
   HIGH PLAINS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A DEEPENING MID-UPPER TROUGH WITH AN ATTENDANT SPEED MAX IS FORECAST
   TO DIG SEWD IN THE PACIFIC NW/NRN ROCKIES.  AN AMPLIFYING RIDGE WILL
   SHIFT EWD ACROSS THE CENTRAL U.S. IN WAKE OF A DEPARTING MID-UPPER
   SHORTWAVE IN THE NORTHEAST.  A SURFACE TROUGH WILL DEVELOP IN THE
   LEE OF THE ROCKIES AND WILL PROMOTE A TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENT
   ACROSS THE PLAINS STATES.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL AND SRN HIGH
   PLAINS...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS / LOW RH / LONG TERM DRYNESS
   
   AS LEE CYCLOGENESIS OCCURS ACROSS THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS...SWLY LOW
   LEVEL FLOW WILL INCREASE FARTHER SOUTH.  MODEL SOUNDINGS INDICATE A 
   DEEP MIXED BOUNDARY LAYER WILL BE PRESENT ACROSS THE AFOREMENTIONED
   REGION.  THIS WILL RESULT IN WARM AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE
   70S ALONG WITH GUSTY WINDS.  MODEL GUIDANCE HAVE BEEN CONSISTENT IN
   SUGGESTING SUSTAINED STRONG SWLY WINDS /20 TO 30 MPH/ AND LOW RH
   VALUES /TEENS/.  THE CRITICAL FIRE THREAT APPEARS MOST PROBABLE
   ACROSS A FOCUSED AREA FROM AROUND TCC NEWD TO NEAR LBL.
   
   ..SMITH/GRAMS.. 02/29/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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