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Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 200837
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0237 AM CST THU NOV 20 2008
   
   VALID 201200Z - 211200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF SANTA BARBARA
   COUNTY...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL MOVE INTO THE PACIFIC NW TODAY WITH A
   PACIFIC HIGH MOVING ASHORE. AN INCREASING PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL
   MATERIALIZE OVERNIGHT ACROSS SRN CA WITH AREAS OF GUSTY WINDS AND
   POOR RH RECOVERY.  TO THE E...AN EXPANSIVE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE
   WILL STRETCH FROM THE ROCKIES EWD ACROSS THE MS...OH...AND TN
   VALLEYS WITH COOL AND WINDY CONDITIONS. THIS AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE
   WILL CONTINUE TO SURGE SEWD OVERNIGHT ON THE W SIDE OF A STRONG
   UPPER TROUGH.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - PORTIONS OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: LOCALIZED SUNDOWNER WINDS AND LOW RH
   
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE SEWD ACROSS CA TODAY AND TONIGHT AS AN UPPER
   SHORTWAVE TROUGH PASSES TO THE N. THE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL
   INCREASE ACROSS THE MTNS OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY RESULTING IN GUSTY
   NLY WINDS WITH GUSTS EXCEEDING 30 MPH. RH RECOVERY WILL BE POOR
   WHERE STRONG WINDS PERSIST.
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   DRY HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE REGION TODAY WITH MIN RH
   MAINLY FROM 25-35 PERCENT. WINDS WILL BE WEAK...GENERALLY LESS THAN
   10 MPH WITH TEMPERATURES ONLY IN THE 50S AND 60S. DROUGHT
   CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY OVER NRN FL...WILL MAINTAIN AT LEAST A
   MARGINAL FIRE THREAT DUE TO LOW RH AND DRY FUELS DURING THE
   AFTERNOON.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 11/20/2008
   
   ...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 200837
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0237 AM CST THU NOV 20 2008
   
   VALID 211200Z - 221200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR MUCH OF FL...SRN AL/GA/SC...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LARGE UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE EWD TO THE E COAST BY LATE FRIDAY
   WITH AN EXPANSIVE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE MID MS/OH
   VALLEYS. COOL BUT DRY WEATHER WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE HIGH...AND
   STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL OCCUR ALONG THE PERIPHERY FROM THE CAROLINAS
   SWWD ACROSS FL.  TO THE E...GUSTY WINDS OVER SRN CA WILL WANE AND
   GIVE WAY TO MILD AND DRY CONDITIONS UNDER A WEAK SHORTWAVE RIDGE
   ALOFT.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - MUCH OF FL...SRN AL/GA/SC...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS...LOW RH...DROUGHT
   
   GUSTY WINDS OF 15-20 MPH WILL BE WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE SERN STATES
   AS HIGH PRESSURE MOVES IN FROM THE NW. TEMPERATURES WILL BE
   RELATIVELY COOL...BUT WILL REACH THE 50S SC/GA/AL TO THE 60S F OVER
   CNTRL FL. MIN RH WILL DIP TO 20-25 PERCENT WITH LOCALIZED AREAS
   BELOW 20 PERCENT. GIVEN DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN PLACE...STRONG WIND
   GUSTS COULD PROVE HAZARDOUS AROUND ANY FIRES.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   GUSTY WINDS WILL BE ONGOING ACROSS SANTA BARBARA COUNTY EARLY BUT
   WILL DECREASE BY MID MORNING. WEAK UPPER RIDGING AND SUNSHINE WILL
   RESULT IN MILD TEMPERATURES BY AFTERNOON WITH ONLY MODERATELY LOW
   RH.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 11/20/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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