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Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 280631
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1231 AM CST FRI NOV 28 2008
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LARGE SCALE TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO DOMINATE THE EAST COAST WITH
   THE MAIN UPPER LOW REMAINING NEARLY STATIONARY INVOF THE
   ONTARIO/QUEBEC BORDERS. MULTIPLE UPPER SHORT WAVE TROUGHS ROTATING
   AROUND THE MAIN LOW WILL INFLUENCE RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE
   GREAT LAKES REGION AND THE NORTHEAST. FARTHER S...ONE MORE DAY OF
   LOW RHS WILL AFFECT CNTRL AND SRN FL.
   
   TO THE W...A HIGHLY AMPLIFIED ERN PACIFIC RIDGE WILL MOVE ONTO THE
   WEST COAST...WITH OFFSHORE FLOW RETURNING TO SRN CA. ALTHOUGH GUSTY
   WINDS MAY OCCUR THROUGH FAVORED CANYONS AND PASSES...IN GENERAL
   MARGINAL RHS AND RECENT RAINFALL WILL LIMIT THE THREAT.
   
   MEANWHILE IN RESPONSE TO THE UPPER RIDGE SHIFTING EWD...THE UPPER
   LOW THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING THE SWRN STATES WILL SLOWLY MOVE EWD AND
   PHASE WITH A QUICK MOVING PACIFIC NORTHWEST TROUGH. THIS WILL
   INFLUENCE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE GULF COAST
   REGION...WHILE COLDER TEMPERATURES AND WINTER PRECIPITATION WILL
   AFFECT AREAS NEAR THE FOUR CORNERS REGION.
   
   ...CNTRL AND SRN FL...
   ONE MORE DAY OF CRITICALLY LOW RHS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE FL
   PENINSULA. ALTHOUGH AIRMASS TO THE N IS SLOWLY MOISTENING...00Z
   SOUNDING DATA AND WV IMAGERY REFLECT DRY AIR LINGERING ACROSS THE
   CNTRL AND SRN PENINSULA. WINDS WILL GENERALLY REMAIN
   LIGHT...ALTHOUGH A FEW HOURS OF RHS NEAR 30% CAN BE
   ANTICIPATED...MAINLY IN INTERIOR PORTIONS OF THESE AREAS.  
   
   ...SRN CA...
   OFFSHORE FLOW IS GRADUALLY RETURNING TO CA THIS MORNING AS THE ERN
   PACIFIC RIDGE SHIFTS ONSHORE. HOWEVER...SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL WAS
   RECEIVED RECENTLY...AND THE FORECAST PRESSURE GRADIENT AND
   ASSOCIATED WINDS ARE NOT ANTICIPATED TO BE VERY STRONG...SAVE
   THROUGH FAVORED CANYONS AND PASSES BEGINNING SATURDAY MORNING.
   FURTHERMORE...RHS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MARGINAL AT BEST. 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.. 11/28/2008
   
   ...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 280715
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0115 AM CST FRI NOV 28 2008
   
   VALID 291200Z - 301200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A HIGHLY AMPLIFIED PATTERN WILL DOMINATE...WITH A LARGE SCALE TROUGH
   IN THE EAST AND STRONG UPPER RIDGING IN THE WEST. AT THE
   SURFACE...HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL
   BUILD SEWD THROUGH THE PERIOD. OFFSHORE WINDS WILL GRADUALLY
   INCREASE ACROSS SRN CA BOTH ALOFT AND IN LOW LEVELS...ALTHOUGH
   RECENT RAINFALL AND MARGINAL RHS WILL LIMIT THE OVERALL THREAT.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   OFFSHORE WINDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY...WITH
   LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED THROUGH FAVORED CANYONS AND PASSES.
   THESE WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT AND INTO D3.
   HOWEVER...OVERALL THE PRESSURE GRADIENT AND ASSOCIATED WINDS ARE NOT
   ANTICIPATED TO BE VERY STRONG. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL BE MARGINAL
   AT BEST...AND RECENT RAINFALL SHOULD HELP TO MITIGATE THE THREAT AS
   WELL.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 11/28/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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