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   FNUS21 KWNS 060755
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0155 AM CST THU NOV 06 2008
   
   VALID 061200Z - 071200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR ...COASTAL AREAS OF SRN CA......
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER HIGH PRESSURE WILL BEGIN TO AMPLIFY...AND TEMPERATURES AT THE
   SURFACE WILL BE WARMER THAN YESTERDAY IN RESPONSE TO DRIER AIR AND
   SUBSIDENCE ALOFT. SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD SEWD ACROSS THE
   ERN GREAT BASIN AND INTO THE ROCKIES. IN SRN CA...OFFSHORE FLOW HAS
   RETURNED...AND WILL CREATE DRY AND LOCALLY WINDY CONDITIONS ON THE
   WRN SLOPES OF THE COASTAL MOUNTAINS AND THROUGH FAVORED CANYONS AND
   PASSES.
   
   FARTHER E...AN UPPER TROUGH WILL SLOWLY MOVE EWD ACROSS THE HIGH
   PLAINS TOWARDS THE WRN GREAT LAKES REGION. AT THE SURFACE...A COLD
   FRONT WILL EXTEND SWD FROM A SURFACE LOW CENTERED INVOF CNTRL MN
   THROUGH THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND WSWWD THROUGH ERN TX...WITH
   SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS A WIDESPREAD AREA. 
   
   STRONG WINDS WILL AFFECT THE CNTRL AND NRN PLAINS AROUND THE
   BACKSIDE OF THE LOW...WITH HEAVY SNOW IN THE NRN PLAINS AND COOL AND
   DRY CONDITIONS IN PORTIONS OF THE CNTRL PLAINS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - ...COASTAL AREAS OF SRN CA......
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS...LOW RH
   
   ...COASTAL AREAS OF SRN CA...
   OFFSHORE FLOW HAS RETURNED TO SRN CA AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
   CONTINUES TO BUILD SEWD ACROSS THE ERN GREAT BASIN AND INTO THE
   ROCKIES. HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL AMPLIFY OVER THE WRN COASTAL
   STATES. ALTHOUGH THE UPPER WINDS WILL BE SOMEWHAT MARGINAL...THE
   PRESSURE GRADIENT IN LOWER LEVELS SHOULD BE CONDUCIVE TO SUSTAINED
   WINDS NEAR 20 TO 30 MPH WITH LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS ALONG THE WRN
   SLOPES OF THE COASTAL MOUNTAINS AND THROUGH FAVORED CANYONS AND
   PASSES IN SRN CA. GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH HAVE ALREADY BEEN REPORTED
   OFFSHORE AROUND MIDNIGHT PST. ALTHOUGH FUELS MAY BE MARGINAL IN SOME
   AREAS...AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF DRY CONDITIONS WILL CREATE LOCALIZED
   AREAS OF ENHANCED FIRE THREAT. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO
   BE IN THE TEENS AND SINGLE DIGITS AS ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES
   COMMENCE IN THE DOWNSLOPING FLOW. LITTLE RH RECOVERY CAN BE EXPECTED
   OVERNIGHT...AND WINDS WILL GENERALLY INCREASE INTO FRI MORNING.
   
   ...SWRN NEB/ERN CO/WRN KS/OK AND TX PANHANDLES...
   LOCALIZED AREAS OF ENHANCED FIRE THREAT MAY EXIST THIS AFTERNOON.
   STRONG NWLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP AS THE LOW IN THE WRN GREAT LAKES
   REGION DEEPENS SLIGHTLY AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE ERN GREAT
   BASIN AND INTO THE ROCKIES. SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 25 TO 35 MPH WILL
   AFFECT THE REGION THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL BE ON THE
   COOL SIDE IN THE UPPER 40S TO UPPER 50S FOLLOWING YESTERDAYS COLD
   FRONTAL PASSAGE. HOWEVER...AS TEMPERATURES WARM...RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES WILL DROP INTO THE 20S AND LOWER 30S...WHILE STRONG GUSTS
   NEAR 50 TO 60 MPH WILL BE ABLE TO MIX TO THE SURFACE. COOLER
   TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT WILL DIMINISH THE FIRE THREAT...ALTHOUGH
   STRONG WINDS AT THE SURFACE WILL LIKELY CONTINUE NEAR THE NEB/KS/CO
   BORDERS.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 11/06/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 060824
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0224 AM CST THU NOV 06 2008
   
   VALID 071200Z - 081200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR COASTAL AREAS OF SRN CA...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE OVER THE ROCKIES AS HIGH PRESSURE
   ALOFT AMPLIFIES OVER THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST. OFFSHORE FLOW WILL
   CONTINUE IN SRN CA...WHERE STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL AFFECT
   COASTAL AREAS FRI MORNING. ALTHOUGH THE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL RELAX
   BY AFTERNOON...HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE.
   
   IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST...ANOTHER STRONG SHORT WAVE TROUGH WILL
   APPROACH THE COAST...DRIVING A COLD FRONT EWD INTO THE COASTAL
   RANGES BY EARLY MORNING.
   
   FARTHER E...AN UPPER LOW CENTERED ROUGHLY NEAR THE MN/IA BORDER
   EARLY IN THE PERIOD WILL DRIFT ENEWD ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES REGION.
   AT THE SURFACE...A COLD FRONT WILL EXTEND SWD TO THE GULF
   COAST...REMAINING JUST W OF THE APPALACHIANS BY DAY...AND MOVING EWD
   TOWARDS THE ATLANTIC COAST BY EARLY MORNING. SHOWERS AND
   THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT THESE AREAS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE
   SYSTEM.
   
   MEANWHILE WINDS ACROSS THE CNTRL AND HIGH PLAINS WILL GENERALLY
   RELAX COMPARED TO D1 AS THE AFOREMENTIONED SYSTEM MOVES EWD AND
   WEAKENS. COOL NWLY FLOW WILL LIMIT RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FROM REACHING
   CRITICAL THRESHOLDS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - COASTAL AREAS OF SRN CA...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS...LOW RH
   
   OFFSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT SRN CA. STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS
   ON FRI MORNING WILL BE LIKELY ON THE WRN SLOPES OF THE COASTAL
   RANGES AND THROUGH FAVORED PASSES AND CANYONS. THESE WINDS WILL BE
   JUXTAPOSED WITH SINGLE DIGIT RHS AND DRY FUELS. SINGLE DIGIT RHS AND
   WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY IN A DOWNSLOPING
   REGIME...BEFORE THE PRESSURE GRADIENT RELAXES LATE IN THE DAY.
   ALTHOUGH WINDS FRI AFTERNOON AND SAT MORNING WILL GENERALLY BE
   LIGHTER THAN D1...AN EXTENDED DURATION OF DRY CONDITIONS WILL LEAD
   TO DRIER FUELS...ENHANCING THE OVERALL THREAT.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 11/06/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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