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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 270702
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0102 AM CST THU NOV 27 2008
   
   VALID 271200Z - 281200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER LOW WILL REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY IN SWRN QUEBEC. A
   SEPARATE SHORT WAVE MOVING THROUGH THE DAKOTAS AT 0100 CST THIS
   MORNING WILL QUICKLY MOVE SEWD INTO THE WRN GREAT LAKES AND THEN
   INTO THE ERN GREAT LAKES AND WILL STRETCH SWWD INTO THE OHIO VALLEY
   BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL AFFECT A
   WIDESPREAD AREA IN ASSOCIATION WITH THESE SYSTEMS. 
   
   MEANWHILE IN THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES...COOL AND DRY NWLY FLOW WILL
   GRADUALLY TRANSITION TO A MORE ZONAL REGIME AS THIS OCCURS. ANOTHER
   DAY OF CRITICALLY LOW RHS WILL AFFECT FL...ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL
   REMAIN LIGHT.
   
   FARTHER W...AN UPPER LOW WILL MOVE INTO THE FOUR CORNERS REGION
   WHILE A SHORT WAVE WILL QUICKLY MOVE THROUGH THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST...BRINGING PRECIPITATION TO EACH AREA.
     
   BY FRIDAY MORNING...WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW WILL RETURN TO
   CALIFORNIA...ALTHOUGH RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL WILL MITIGATE THE
   THREAT.
   
   ...FLORIDA...
   ANOTHER DAY OF CRITICALLY LOW RHS WILL AFFECT MAINLY THE PENINSULA
   AS A DRY AIRMASS LINGERS. 00Z SOUNDING DATA CONTINUES TO REFLECT
   THIS WITH PWAT VALUES RANGING FROM ABOUT 15 TO 30% BELOW
   CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMALS. RHS WILL BE SLIGHTLY HIGHER TODAY AS THE
   FLOW GENERALLY BECOMES ZONAL RATHER THAN THE COOL DRY NWLY FLOW THAT
   HAS BEEN PLAGUING THE AREA RECENTLY. HOWEVER...RHS WILL STILL DROP
   BELOW 30% FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME. ANTECEDENT DRY CONDITIONS
   AND SLIGHTLY WARMER TEMPERATURES MAY ENHANCE THE OVERALL FIRE
   THREAT...ALTHOUGH WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN LIGHT.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 11/27/2008
   
   ...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 270725
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0125 AM CST THU NOV 27 2008
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LARGE SCALE TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO DOMINATE THE EAST COAST...WITH
   A SERIES OF SHORT WAVES INFLUENCING PRECIPITATION IN THE GREAT
   LAKES...THE NORTHEAST...AND ALONG THE GULF COAST REGION. 
   
   FARTHER W...THE UPPER LOW THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING SRN CA AND THE
   SWRN STATES WILL MOVE EWD AND PHASE WITH A PACIFIC NORTHWEST SHORT
   WAVE TROUGH. VERY AMPLIFIED UPPER HIGH PRESSURE IN THE ERN PACIFIC
   WILL THEN MOVE ONSHORE IN RESPONSE TO THIS...WHICH WILL ALLOW
   OFFSHORE FLOW TO RETURN TO SRN CA.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   OFFSHORE FLOW IS FORECAST TO RETURN TO SRN CA IN THE LATE D1 TIME
   FRAME AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH D2. HOWEVER...SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL
   WAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS...AND THE FORECAST PRESSURE
   GRADIENT AND ASSOCIATED WINDS ARE NOT ANTICIPATED TO BE VERY STRONG.
   IT IS UNLIKELY THAT EVEN IN A DRY/WARM DOWNSLOPING REGIME THAT FUELS
   WILL BE ABLE TO DRY...THEREFORE NO AREA WILL BE OUTLINED.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 11/27/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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