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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 010739
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0239 AM CDT TUE APR 01 2008
   
   VALID 011200Z - 021200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A RELATIVELY ZONAL UPPER-LEVEL PATTERN WILL BECOME ESTABLISHED
   ACROSS THE SRN TWO-THIRDS OF THE CONUS...WITH SHORT WAVE TROUGHS
   OVER THE NRN THIRD. A COLD FRONT PUSHING SWD THROUGH THE SRN PLAINS
   WILL RELEGATE WARM/DRY CONDITIONS TO THE SOUTHWEST.
   
   ...SERN AZ INTO CNTRL NM...
   A MILD AND VERY DRY AIRMASS WILL REMAIN ENTRENCHED FROM THE RIO
   GRANDE VALLEY IN CNTRL NM SWWD TO SERN AZ. TEMPERATURES WILL
   GENERALLY REACH INTO THE 70S WITH RH VALUES DROPPING TO BETWEEN 6 TO
   12 PERCENT. WITH MODERATE SWLYS IN THE LOW-LEVELS...DEEPLY MIXED
   THERMODYNAMIC PROFILES SHOULD SUPPORT SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS
   APPROACHING 20 MPH FOR A BRIEF DURATION AT PEAK HEATING.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 04/01/2008
   
   ...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 010913
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0413 AM CDT TUE APR 01 2008
   
   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF NM...SERN AZ...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   MID/UPPER-LEVEL SHORT WAVE TROUGH OFF THE CA COAST WILL PROGRESS
   INLAND...REACHING THE LOWER CO RIVER VALLEY BY EARLY THU. KINEMATIC
   FIELDS WILL MAGNIFY DOWNSTREAM OF THIS WAVE IN THE SOUTHWEST/SRN
   ROCKIES. AT THE SURFACE...A LEE CYCLONE WILL FORM IN NERN NM BY LATE
   WED AFTERNOON...WITH A DRYLINE DRAPED SWD THROUGH THE ERN NM PLAINS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - PORTIONS OF NM...SERN AZ...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS / LOW RH / LONG-TERM DRYNESS
   
   WITH AN ANTECEDENT WARM/VERY DRY AIR MASS...STRENGTHENING WINDS
   SHOULD LEAD TO A FAIRLY WIDESPREAD CRITICAL EVENT ON WED AFTERNOON.
   DESPITE POSSIBLE MID/UPPER-LEVEL CLOUDINESS LIMITING FULL
   INSOLATION...AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES SHOULD STILL REACH THE 70S WITH
   RH VALUES DROPPING TO AROUND 8 TO 15 PERCENT. AS 500 MB FLOW
   INCREASES TO AROUND 50 TO 70 MPH...VERY DEEP MIXED THERMODYNAMIC
   PROFILES WILL RESULT IN SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS FROM 20 TO 30 MPH.
   THE ERN EXTENT OF CRITICAL CONDITIONS IS SOMEWHAT UNCERTAIN WITHIN
   MODEL GUIDANCE...AND WILL BE PREDICATED BY THE LOCATION OF LEE
   SURFACE LOW/DRYLINE.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 04/01/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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