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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 290920
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0320 AM CST SAT NOV 29 2008
   
   VALID 291200Z - 301200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AMPLIFYING UPPER TROUGH OVER THE ERN CONUS AND AN UPPER RIDGE OVER
   THE WRN CONUS WILL EXIST THROUGH THE PERIOD.  EARLY MORNING
   SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATES AN UPPER DISTURBANCE OVER THE CENTRAL
   PLAINS AND THIS FEATURE IS FORECAST TO QUICKLY MOVE SEWD TOWARDS THE
   LOWER MS VALLEY BY THE END OF THE PERIOD.  AT THE SURFACE...HIGH
   PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN OVER THE GREAT BASIN ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE
   AFOREMENTIONED UPPER TROUGH.  OFFSHORE WINDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE
   ACROSS SRN CA.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   MODEST OFFSHORE WINDS WILL DEVELOP WITH GUSTY CONDITIONS LIKELY IN
   WIND PRONE LOCALES...ESPECIALLY LATE IN THE PERIOD AS THE SURFACE
   PRESSURE GRADIENT STRENGTHENS DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. 
   CONFIDENCE IS HIGH THAT WEAKER SURFACE WINDS WILL EXIST COMPARED TO
   RECENT FIRE WEATHER EPISODES OVER THE REGION.  AND...ANTICIPATED
   MARGINAL RH AND APPRECIABLE RAINFALL WITHIN THE PAST WEEK WILL SERVE
   TO MITIGATE THE OVERALL THREAT AS WELL.
   
   ..SMITH.. 11/29/2008
   
   ...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 290922
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0322 AM CST SAT NOV 29 2008
   
   VALID 301200Z - 011200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   HIGHLY AMPLIFIED UPPER AIR PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE D2
   PERIOD WITH AN UPPER TROUGH OVER THE E AND UPPER RIDGE OVER THE W. 
   AT THE SURFACE...A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SEWD OVER PARTS OF THE DEEP
   SOUTH AND INTO FL WITH COOLER AND DRIER AIR ACCOMPANYING BUILDING
   HIGH PRESSURE BEHIND THE FRONT.  A SECOND COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP SWD
   ACROSS PARTS OF THE CENTRAL CONUS.  MODERATELY STRONG NWLY SURFACE
   WINDS WILL DEVELOP BEHIND THE FRONT ACROSS PARTS OF THE SRN HIGH
   PLAINS AND SWD INTO PARTS OF TX.  FURTHER W OVER CA/GREAT BASIN...A
   MODEST PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL LIKELY WANE AND LEAD TO WEAKER
   OFFSHORE FLOW OVER PARTS OF SRN CA.
   
   ...PARTS OF THE TX HILL COUNTRY/S-CENTRAL TX...
   SOME POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO
   DEVELOP.  MODERATELY STRONG GUSTY NWLY WINDS /20-30 MPH/ WILL
   PROBABLY OCCUR DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.  LATEST MODEL GUIDANCE
   SUGGESTS HIGH TEMPERATURES MAY REACH IN THE UPPER 60S AND INTO THE
   70S...LEADING TO LOWER RH VALUES /TEENS/.  HOWEVER...APPRECIABLE
   VARIABILITY IN DETERMINISTIC AND SREF MODEL OUTPUT REGARDING
   MAGNITUDE OF BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS/RH...WILL PRECLUDE A CRITICAL
   DESIGNATION ATTM.
   
   ..SMITH.. 11/29/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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