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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 160832
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0232 AM CST SUN NOV 16 2008
   
   VALID 161200Z - 171200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN AMPLIFIED UPPER-LEVEL PATTERN WILL PERSIST WITH A TROUGH IN THE
   EAST AND RIDGE IN THE WEST. EXPANSIVE SURFACE RIDGING WILL REMAIN
   ANCHORED FROM THE NRN INTERMOUNTAIN W TO THE WRN GULF COAST.
   
   ...FOOTHILLS AND CANYONS/PASSES OF THE SRN CA COASTAL MTNS...
   LOW-LEVEL PRESSURE/THERMAL GRADIENTS AND CONSEQUENTLY OFFSHORE WINDS
   HAVE GRADUALLY WEAKENED COMPARED TO 24 HOURS AGO...WITH THIS TREND
   EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO TODAY. ALTHOUGH SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS HAVE
   LARGELY FALLEN BELOW 20 MPH...POCKETS OF GUSTS AOA 30 MPH SHOULD
   PERSIST THROUGH LATE MORNING SUPPORTING LOCALIZED CRITICAL
   CONDITIONS GIVEN VERY POOR RH RECOVERY /VALUES AOB 15 PERCENT/.
   DESPITE WANING OFFSHORE FLOW...RECORD WARMTH WILL LEND TO WIDESPREAD
   MIN RH FROM 5 TO 10 PERCENT.
   
   ...FL...
   SUBSTANTIAL DRYING HAS OCCURRED ACROSS NRN/CNTRL FL AND WILL SPREAD
   SWD THROUGH THE REST OF THE PENINSULA AS A COLD FRONT PROGRESSES
   OFFSHORE. ALTHOUGH AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY ONLY BE IN
   THE 60S...CRITICALLY LOW RH FROM 25 TO 35 PERCENT APPEARS LIKELY.
   MODEST LOW-LEVEL FLOW SHOULD RESULT IN MARGINAL SURFACE WINDS /FROM
   10 TO 15 MPH/...PRECLUDING A CRITICAL AREA ISSUANCE.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 11/16/2008
   
   ...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 160835
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0235 AM CST SUN NOV 16 2008
   
   VALID 171200Z - 181200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER-LEVEL PATTERN WILL REMAIN SIMILAR TO DAY 1 WITH A TROUGH EAST
   AND A RIDGE WEST. THE WRN RIDGE WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT EWD AS AN
   EMBEDDED SHORT WAVE TRACKS SEWD FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST TO THE LOWER
   MID-ATLANTIC. THIS WILL HELP DRIVE A REINFORCING SURFACE COLD FRONT
   INTO THE SOUTHEAST BY EARLY TUE...WITH A LARGE ANTICYCLONE BUILDING
   DOWN THE PLAINS.
   
   ...FOOTHILLS AND CANYONS/PASSES OF THE SRN CA COASTAL MTNS...
   OFFSHORE FLOW SHOULD BE WEAK OWING TO A MODEST SURFACE PRESSURE
   GRADIENT AND UPPER RIDGE AXIS PROGRESSING E OF THE REGION.
   UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES WILL AGAIN LEAD TO LONG DURATIONS OF
   RH VALUES FROM 8 TO 15 PERCENT...ALTHOUGH OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES WILL
   IMPROVE COMPARED TO THE PAST FEW NIGHTS.
   
   ...NRN/CNTRL FL...
   LOW RH SEEMS APT TO DEVELOP BY EARLY AFTERNOON MON WITH VALUES FROM
   30 TO 35 PERCENT. WINDS SHOULD BE LIGHT /AOB 10 MPH/ AND DETER ANY
   POTENTIAL FOR A CRITICAL THREAT.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 11/16/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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