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Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 300856
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0256 AM CST SUN NOV 30 2008
   
   VALID 301200Z - 011200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PARTS OF CENTRAL TX...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   EARLY MORNING UPPER AIR DIAGNOSIS SHOWS AN EXPANSIVE LONG WAVE UPPER
   TROUGH OVER THE ERN HALF OF THE CONUS WITH SEVERAL UPPER
   DISTURBANCES ROTATING AROUND ITS PERIPHERY.  AN UPPER RIDGE IS
   LOCATED OVER THE WRN CONUS.  AT THE SURFACE...A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH
   SEWD OVER PARTS OF THE SERN STATES 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.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - PARTS OF CENTRAL TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS / LOW RH / LONG TERM DRYNESS
   
   DESPITE ONLY MODEST HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S AND SOME CLOUD
   COVER...A FAVORABLE ZONE OF STRONG NWLY WINDS AND LOW RH APPEAR TO
   BE JUXTAPOSED OVER A LOCALIZED AREA OVER PARTS OF CENTRAL TX. 
   SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20-30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL LIKELY OCCUR
   DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.  AS TEMPERATURES WARM...LOW LEVEL LAPSE
   RATES WILL STEEPEN AND ENABLE SUFFICIENT BOUNDARY LAYER MIXING TO
   OCCUR WITH RH VALUES FALLING INTO THE 20S DURING PEAK HEATING.
   
   ...PARTS OF THE TX HILL COUNTRY/S-CENTRAL TX...
   ADJACENT AREAS TO THE FURTHER S AND SW OF THE HIGHLIGHTED CRITICAL
   AREA WILL LIKELY EXPERIENCE WARMER HIGH TEMPERATURES AND LOWER RH
   VALUES /20S INTO THE UPPER TEENS/.  HOWEVER...WEAKER SUSTAINED WINDS
   /15-20 MPH/ OWING TO A MORE RELAXED PRESSURE GRADIENT MAY ACT TO
   TEMPER AN OTHERWISE GREATER FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..SMITH.. 11/30/2008
   
   ...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 300900
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0300 AM CST SUN NOV 30 2008
   
   VALID 011200Z - 021200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LARGE SCALE UPPER TROUGH WILL SHIFT SLOWLY EWD OVER THE ERN CONUS.
    FURTHER W...A SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL MOVE EWD OVER THE PACIFIC NW AS
   AN UPPER RIDGE BREAKS DOWN.  AT THE SURFACE A DRIER...COOLER AIRMASS
   WILL MOVE OVER PARTS OF THE SERN U.S.  LOWER RH MAY OCCUR OVER PARTS
   OF FL AND SRN GA BUT UNCERTAINTY DUE TO SUBSTANTIAL RAINFALL
   FORECAST DURING THE D1 PERIOD PRECLUDES FURTHER MENTION OF THIS AREA
   FOR THE TIME BEING.  THEREFORE NO LARGE AREAS OF CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORESEEN FOR THE D2 PERIOD ATTM.
   
   ..SMITH.. 11/30/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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