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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 110659
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1259 AM CST THU DEC 11 2008
   
   VALID 111200Z - 121200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A RELATIVELY TRANQUIL FIRE DAY IS EXPECTED FOR TODAY. IN THE GREAT
   LAKES REGION AN UPPER LOW WILL VERY SLOWLY MOVE EWD THROUGH THE DAY.
   FARTHER S...AN UPPER LOW WILL QUICKLY MOVE EWD THROUGH THE GULF
   COAST REGION THEN NEWD INTO THE MID ATLANTIC. THESE SYSTEMS WILL
   INFLUENCE WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE SERN STATES
   AND MID ATLANTIC...WHILE WINTER PRECIPITATION WILL AFFECT MUCH OF
   THE NORTHEAST. ADDITIONALLY...WINTER PRECIPITATION MAY FOLLOW THE
   GULF LOW IN PORTIONS OF LA/MS AS VERY COLD AIR WRAPS AROUND THE
   BACKSIDE. COOL AND DRY NLY/NWLY WINDS WILL AFFECT SRN TX IN
   JUXTAPOSITION WITH DRY AIR...ALTHOUGH SPEEDS WILL BE MUCH LIGHTER
   THAN YESTERDAY.  
     
   FARTHER W...A MAJOR PATTERN CHANGE WILL BE UNDERWAY. THE UPPER RIDGE
   WILL SIGNIFICANTLY WEAKEN THROUGH THE DAY AS A SERIES OF SHORT WAVES
   APPROACH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. A LEAD SHORT WAVE WILL QUICKLY MOVE
   THROUGH...WHILE A MUCH STRONGER SHORT WAVE WILL JUST BEGIN TO NOSE
   INTO THE AREA BY LATE IN THE PERIOD. IN SRN CA...ONE MORE DAY OF LOW
   RH WILL CONTINUE...ALTHOUGH WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN LIGHT.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 12/11/2008
   
   ...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 110721
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0121 AM CST THU DEC 11 2008
   
   VALID 121200Z - 131200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A MAJOR PATTERN CHANGE WILL BE UNDERWAY AS A VIGOROUS SHORT WAVE
   IMPACTS THE NORTHWEST. THE TROUGH WILL THEN QUICKLY DIG SEWD...WITH
   THE JET CORE OVERSPREADING MUCH OF THE WEST BY THE END OF THE
   PERIOD. HEAVY RAIN AND SNOW WILL BE WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST BY EARLY MORNING. 
   
   IN RESPONSE TO THIS...THE GREAT LAKES/EAST COAST TROUGHS THAT HAVE
   BEEN DOMINANT WILL FINALLY BEGIN TO SHIFT EWD WITH HIGH PRESSURE
   QUICKLY BUILDING IN BEHIND. 
   
   ALTHOUGH NO AREAS ARE EXPECTED...A DRY NWLY FLOW IN NRN FL COULD
   ALLOW FOR RHS TO BRIEFLY DROP TO NEAR CRITICAL VALUES. ATTM...IT
   APPEARS THAT THIS WILL BE A MARGINAL SCENARIO AT BEST...AND RECENT
   RAINFALL SHOULD MITIGATE THE THREAT.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 12/11/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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