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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 010641
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0141 AM CDT SUN JUN 01 2008
   
   VALID 011200Z - 021200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF SRN CA/NV/UT...NRN
   AZ...WRN CO...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER TROUGH WILL DOMINATE THE EAST COAST...WHILE AT THE SURFACE
   A COLD FRONT WILL EXTEND SSWWD FROM A SURFACE LOW IN NERN
   MAINE...THROUGH THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS...AND THEN WWD THROUGH THE
   GULF COAST STATES...AND FINALLY CONNECTING AS A QUASI STATIONARY
   FRONT WITH A SURFACE LOW NEAR THE TX PANHANDLE. LATE IN THE PERIOD
   THE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFFSHORE OF THE MID ATLANTIC REGION...WHILE
   REMAINING A QUASI-STATIONARY FRONT IN THE GULF STATES AND SLOWLY
   LIFTING NWD AS A WARM FRONT IN THE SRN PLAINS.
   
   IN THE WEST...AN UPPER LOW WILL BEGIN TO MOVE ONTO THE WA/OR
   COASTS...AND SWLY FLOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS MUCH OF THE WEST. IN
   RESPONSE TO THIS...A LEE TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO INTENSIFY OVER THE
   HIGH PLAINS. HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE SWRN
   STATES.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - PORTIONS OF SRN CA/NV/UT...NRN
   AZ...WRN CO...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: LOW RH...STRONG WINDS
   
   AS AN UPPER LOW IN THE PACIFIC NW VERY GRADUALLY SHIFTS EWD...A MID
   TO UPPER SPEED MAX IS PROGGED TO MOVE AROUND THE BASE OF THE
   TROUGH...WHICH IS EVIDENCED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY. SWLY WINDS WILL
   INCREASE ACROSS THE SWRN STATES AND GIVEN MORE THAN AMPLE HEATING
   AND STEEP LAPSE RATES...THESE STRONGER WINDS WILL BE ABLE TO MIX TO
   THE SURFACE. ATTM IT SEEMS AS THOUGH MODEL FORECASTS MAY BE SOMEWHAT
   UNDER DOING WIND POTENTIAL...AND SUSTAINED SPEEDS THROUGH VALLEYS
   MAY MORE ACCURATELY REACH 20 TO 25 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF 30 MPH
   OR GREATER. SLY TO WLY VALLEYS WILL BE ESPECIALLY FAVORED. RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES WILL DROP INTO SINGLE DIGITS AND LOWER TEENS ACROSS THIS
   AREA AS WELL.
   
   ...SERN NM AND WRN TX...
   LEE TROUGH AND A SURFACE LOW LOCATED ROUGHLY OVER THE TX PANHANDLE
   ARE FORECAST TO DEEPEN TODAY IN RESPONSE TO INCREASING MID TO UPPER
   FLOW. AREAS TO THE W OF THE DRYLINE IN WRN TX AND SERN NM WILL
   EASILY HEAT INTO THE MID 90S TO NEAR 105 F IN DRY AIR AND
   SUBSIDENCE...BRINGING SURFACE RELATIVE HUMIDITIES DOWN TO SINGLE
   DIGITS AND LOWER TEENS. WINDS APPEAR TO BE SOMEWHAT MARGINAL AS
   STRONGER UPPER FLOW IS MAINLY W AND N OF THE AREA...ALTHOUGH WINDS
   OF 20 MPH MAY BE POSSIBLE WITH STRONGER VALUES NEAR GUADALUPE.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 06/01/2008
   
   ...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 010722
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0222 AM CDT SUN JUN 01 2008
   
   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE EAST COAST UPPER TROUGH WILL GRADUALLY BEGIN TO SHIFT OFFSHORE.
   AT THE SURFACE...A COLD FRONT EXTENDING FROM A SURFACE LOW OFF THE
   MID ATLANTIC COAST WILL REMAIN QUASI STATIONARY ACROSS THE GULF
   COAST STATES. THIS FRONT WILL EXTEND WWD TOWARDS A DEEPENING SURFACE
   LOW NEAR THE TX/OK PANHANDLES...RISING SLOWLY NEWD AS A WARM FRONT
   ACROSS THE SRN PLAINS. 
   
   IN THE WEST...THE UPPER LOW THAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STATIONARY OVER
   THE PAST FEW DAYS WILL FINALLY EJECT EWD AND DEVELOP INTO AN OPEN
   WAVE. THIS WILL OCCUR AHEAD OF A DEVELOPING SYSTEM AND INCREASING
   JET CORE CLEARLY SEEN ON SATELLITE IMAGERY OVER THE PACIFIC THIS
   MORNING. IN RESPONSE...SURFACE PRESSURE FALLS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE
   PLAINS STATES. DEEPENING SURFACE PRESSURE NEAR THE TX/OK PANHANDLES
   WILL INCREASE SURFACE WINDS...ESPECIALLY ACROSS ERN NM/WRN TX WHERE
   RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL REMAIN LOW.
   
   ...ERN NM/WRN TX...
   AS MENTIONED...DEEPENING SURFACE PRESSURE NEAR THE TX/OK PANHANDLES
   WILL INCREASE SLY TO SWLY WINDS ACROSS ERN NM AND WRN TX. SUSTAINED
   SPEEDS NEAR 20 MPH WILL BE LIKELY...WHILE RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL
   DROP INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS. CURRENTLY FORECAST WINDS
   APPEAR TO BE MARGINAL...ALTHOUGH SHOULD TRENDS INDICATE STRONGER
   WINDS A CRITICAL AREA MAY BE NEEDED FOR TOMORROW.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 06/01/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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