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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 070703
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0103 AM CST SUN DEC 07 2008
   
   VALID 071200Z - 081200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRETCH FROM THE MS VALLEY EWD INTO THE DEEP
   SOUTH AND MID ATLANTIC WITH COOL AND DRY CONDITIONS. WNWLY FLOW
   ALOFT WILL HELP INDUCE A LEE TROUGH OVER THE CNTRL AND SRN HIGH
   PLAINS WITH STRENGTHENING SLY WINDS AND LOW RH. FARTHER W...A WEAK
   UPPER SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL SLIDE EWD ACROSS SRN CA INTO AZ WITH
   INCREASED MID LEVEL MOISTURE AND SCATTERED SHOWERS.
   
   ...SRN AND WRN OK...MUCH OF CNTRL...NRN...AND NWRN TX...
   A LEE LOW WILL DEEPEN OVER NERN NM AS THE UPPER FLOW FLATTENS IN THE
   WAKE OF THE ERN U.S. TROUGH. A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL EXIST BY
   LATE AFTERNOON OVER THE SRN PLAINS...WITH A STRONG AREA OF HIGH
   PRESSURE TO THE E. SUSTAINED SLY WINDS OF 20-25 MPH WITH HIGHER
   GUSTS WILL OCCUR FROM CNTRL TX INTO OK AND THE TX PANHANDLE. THE
   DRIEST AIR WILL BE ACROSS ERN NM AND W TX...AS WELL AS FAR WRN OK
   WITH VALUES OF 15-25 PERCENT AND TEMPERATURES MAINLY IN THE 65-70 F
   RANGE. INVERSION HEIGHTS WILL TYPICALLY REMAIN BELOW 850
   MB...LIMITING VERTICAL MIXING POTENTIAL. THE COMBINATION OF LOW RH
   AND GUSTY WINDS...AS WELL AS SEVERAL WEEKS OF LITTLE OR NO
   PRECIPITATION MAY RESULT IN LOCALLY CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS FOR A
   FEW HOURS LATE IN THE DAY WHERE FUELS ARE DRY. 
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION WITH COOL AND VERY DRY
   WEATHER. NWLY WINDS NEAR 10 MPH AND MIN RH OF 25-30 PERCENT WILL BE
   COMMON WITH RATHER SHALLOW INVERSION HEIGHTS DUE TO COOL
   TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S. STILL...A MARGINAL FIRE THREAT WILL EXIST
   DURING THE AFTERNOON MAINLY ACROSS THE FL PENINSULA WHERE KBDI
   VALUES ARE HIGHEST.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 12/07/2008
   
   ...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 070703
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0103 AM CST SUN DEC 07 2008
   
   VALID 081200Z - 091200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL MOVE EWD ACROSS NM INTO W TX ON MON WHILE
   ANOTHER UPPER TROUGH DIVES SEWD ACROSS THE FOUR CORNERS STATES. A
   SURFACE LOW WILL DEEPEN OVER WRN OK AND THE TX PANHANDLE...WITH
   STRONG SWLY WINDS ACROSS MUCH OF NM AND WRN TX. MEANWHILE...HIGH
   PRESSURE WILL BE LOCATED ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC...WITH DRY
   CONDITIONS PREVAILING OVER THE SERN U.S.
   
   TO THE W...HIGH PRESSURE WILL SURGE SWD ACROSS THE GREAT
   BASIN...WITH INCREASING OFFSHORE FLOW BY LATE MONDAY/EARLY TUESDAY
   OVER SRN CA.
   
   ...SERN NM...WRN TX...
   WLY TO SWLY WINDS OF 25-35 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL OCCUR AS AN
   UPPER TROUGH MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. RH LEVELS WILL ONLY BOTTOM OUT
   IN THE 20-30 PERCENT RANGE THOUGH DUE TO COOLING TEMPERATURES AND
   INCREASING MOISTURE...INCLUDING THE CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION.
   THUS...THE FIRE WEATHER THREAT SHOULD REMAIN MARGINAL AT BEST.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD SWD OUT OF THE GREAT BASIN LATE MON NIGHT
   INTO TUE...WITH GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS DEVELOPING. RH LEVELS WILL NOT
   BE PARTICULARLY LOW DURING THE DAY ON MON AND THUS TUE NIGHT AS
   WELL...BUT WILL LOWER DURING THE DAY 3 PERIOD ON TUE.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 12/07/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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