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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 120936
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0336 AM CST WED NOV 12 2008
   
   VALID 121200Z - 131200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER TROUGH IS LOCATED OVER THE CENTRAL CONUS AND UPPER RIDGING
   IS OCCURRING UPSTREAM OVER THE SWRN TIER STATES.  EARLY MORNING
   SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTS AN UPPER DISTURBANCE OVER PARTS OF THE
   LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY.  THIS FEATURE WILL MOVE QUICKLY NEWD AND
   MOVE TOWARDS THE GREAT LAKES BY THE END OF THE PERIOD.  AS A
   RESULT...LOW LEVEL MASS FIELDS WILL RESPOND OVER THE SERN U.S. WITH
   MOISTURE LIFTING NWD NEGATING THE POTENTIAL FOR LOW RH ACROSS THIS
   REGION.  UNDERNEATH THE UPPER RIDGE ACROSS THE W COAST...SURFACE
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL GRADUALLY BUILD INTO PARTS OF THE GREAT BASIN. 
   THE OVERALL PATTERN WILL LEAD TO WARMER AND DRIER CONDITIONS OVER
   PARTS OF CA.
   
   ..SMITH.. 11/12/2008
   
   ...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 120959
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0359 AM CST WED NOV 12 2008
   
   VALID 131200Z - 141200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PARTS OF SRN CA...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   EXPANSIVE CENTRAL CONUS UPPER TROUGH WILL GRADUALLY MOVE EWD AS A
   BUILDING UPPER RIDGE MOVES OVER PARTS OF THE W.  HIGH PRESSURE WILL
   CONTINUE TO MOVE INTO THE GREAT BASIN CONCURRENTLY AS A SURFACE
   PRESSURE TROUGH AND LOW LEVEL THERMAL RIDGE DEVELOPS ALONG THE CA
   COAST.  THIS WILL LEAD TO A STRENGTHENING PRESSURE GRADIENT WITH DRY
   OFFSHORE WINDS.  CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY BEGIN AS EARLY
   AS THE LATE OVERNIGHT HOURS THURSDAY NIGHT/EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. 
   FURTHER E...SOME GUSTY SWLY WINDS MAY DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE SRN
   HIGH PLAINS /TRANSPECOS REGION/ AHEAD OF A WEAK LEE-SIDE SURFACE
   TROUGH EXTENDING SWD TOWARDS THE AREA.  RH MAY FALL INTO THE UPPER
   TEENS DURING PEAK HEATING BUT MARGINAL WINDS WILL LIMIT THE
   POTENTIAL FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - PARTS OF SRN CA...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS / LOW RH
   
   PERSISTENT OFFSHORE FLOW...WARM TEMPERATURES...AND LOW RH DURING THE
   DAYTIME HOURS WILL SET THE STAGE FOR CRITICAL CONDITIONS BEGINNING
   OVER PARTS OF SRN CA LATE IN THE PERIOD /06-12Z FRIDAY/ ACCORDING TO
   THE LATEST MODEL GUIDANCE.  IT IS EXPECTED THAT STRONG SUSTAINED
   NELY WINDS /20-30 MPH/ AND LOW RH /TEENS/ IS ANTICIPATED ATTM WITH
   WIND PRONE AREAS SUCH AS THROUGH PASSES AND CANYONS LIKELY
   EXPERIENCE HIGHER GUSTS NEARING 50 MPH.
   
   ..SMITH.. 11/12/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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