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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 140728
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0228 AM CDT TUE OCT 14 2008
   
   VALID 141200Z - 151200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SRN CA...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER LOW WILL MOVE EWD ACROSS THE FOUR CORNERS AREA WITH WEAK
   UPPER RIDGING BEHIND IT OVER CA/NV/AZ. A STRONG AREA OF SURFACE HIGH
   PRESSURE WILL MAINTAIN DRY AND WINDY WEATHER ACROSS SRN CA INTO THE
   LOWER CO RIVER VALLEY OF CA/AZ...WITH SANTA ANA WINDS RESULTING IN
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. TO THE E...A STRONG UPPER HIGH
   WILL REMAIN OVER THE SERN STATES WHERE WARM...DRY AND CALM
   CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - SRN CA...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW RH
   
   STRONG AND GUSTY NELY WINDS WILL BE ONGOING TUE MORNING W OF THE
   COASTAL RANGE AND WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE DAY AS RH DECREASES
   RAPIDLY INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS. THE COMBINATION OF WIND...EXTREMELY
   LOW RH AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO POSE A DANGEROUS FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT THROUGHOUT THE DAY. OVERNIGHT...GUSTY WINDS WILL
   PERSIST WITH POOR RH RECOVERY.
   
   ...LOWER CO RIVER VALLEY...
   AN UPPER LOW OVER THE FOUR CORNERS AREA WILL WEAKEN AS IT SHIFTS
   E...ALLOWING THE PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE SRN GREAT BASIN TO
   WEAKEN. NLY WINDS WILL STILL AVERAGE 15-20 MPH SUSTAINED WITH GUSTS
   OVER 20 MPH WHILE MIN RH DIPS INTO THE UPPER SINGLE DIGITS AND LOWER
   TEENS.
   
   ...VA/NC...
   AN UPPER RIDGE WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA WITH VERY WARM AND DRY
   WEATHER. SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL RESULT IN LIGHT WIND. MIN RH
   WILL DROP INTO THE 20 PERCENT RANGE AT PEAK HEATING...WHEN
   TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM 85-90 F.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 10/14/2008
   
   ...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 140728
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0228 AM CDT TUE OCT 14 2008
   
   VALID 151200Z - 161200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A WEAK UPPER TROUGH WILL BE LOCATED ACROSS THE WRN U.S. WITH VERY
   DRY AIR OVER THE GREAT BASIN AND SW WITH MODIFYING HIGH PRESSURE.
   LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS WILL PERSIST EARLY WED OVER SRN CA BUT THE
   GRADIENT WILL WEAKEN WITH TIME. TO THE E...WARM AND DRY WEATHER WILL
   PERSIST OVER THE SERN STATES.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   GUSTY WINDS WILL BE ONGOING WED MORNING ESPECIALLY THROUGH PASSES
   AND CANYONS. RH WILL QUICKLY DROP INTO SINGLE DIGITS DURING THE
   DAY...BUT WINDS WILL TEND TO WEAKEN WITH TIME AS THE PRESSURE
   GRADIENT WANES WITH THE OVERALL FIRE THREAT LESS THAN ON THE
   PREVIOUS FEW DAYS. STILL...THE EXTREMELY LOW RH AND LOCALLY GUSTY
   WINDS MAY POSE A CONTINUED HAZARD ESPECIALLY EARLY IN THE DAY.
   
   ...SERN U.S...
   HIGH PRESSURE AND AN UPPER RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO RESULT IN WARM AND
   DRY WEATHER...WITH HIGHS IN THE 80S TO LOWER 90S AND MIN RH IN THE
   30 PERCENT RANGE. WINDS WILL REMAIN LIGHT...AND WILL MITIGATE THE
   FIRE THREAT.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 10/14/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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