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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 130936
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0336 AM CST SAT DEC 13 2008
   
   VALID 131200Z - 141200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SERN NM/WRN TX AND OK/SWRN KS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LONGWAVE TROUGH DIGS SWD THROUGH THE WRN STATES TODAY...AND ARCTIC
   AIR BEGINS SURGING SWD INTO THE NRN PLAINS. AT THE SURFACE A LEE
   CYCLONE WILL DEEPEN OVER ERN WY...RESULTING IN STRONG SWLY/SLY FLOW
   FROM THE SRN ROCKIES THROUGH THE SRN/CNTRL PLAINS. THE SLY FLOW WILL
   DRAW A MILD AND RELATIVELY MOIST AIRMASS NWD FROM THE TX GULF COAST
   INTO ERN KS...WHILE FARTHER TO THE WEST A WLY COMPONENT TO THE LOW
   LEVEL FLOW WILL ALLOW FOR LOWER RH AND CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP.
   
   ELSEWHERE AROUND THE NATION COLD...WET...AND BREEZY CONDITIONS ARE
   EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF THE WEST...AND SCATTERED SHOWERS SHOULD
   DEVELOP FROM THE LOWER MS VALLEY TO THE GREAT LAKES DURING THE
   SECOND HALF OF THE PERIOD. SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTHEAST
   WILL PRODUCE A PERIOD OF RELATIVELY LOW RH /30 TO 40 PERCENT/ AND
   LIGHT NLY/NELY WINDS FROM NRN FL TO THE CAROLINAS DURING THE
   AFTERNOON.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - SERN NM/WRN TX AND OK/SWRN KS...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS...LOW RH
   
   AS THE AFOREMENTIONED LEE CYCLONE DEEPENS OVER THE HIGH
   PLAINS...SWLY SURFACE WINDS WILL BECOME SUSTAINED AT 20 TO 25 MPH
   WITH GUSTS OVER 40 MPH FROM FAR WRN TX THROUGH ERN NM/NWRN TX INTO
   THE PANHANDLES OF OK/TX AND EXTREME SWRN KS. MINIMUM RH WILL BE
   MARGINAL AND GENERALLY AOA 10 TO 15 PERCENT...BUT WITH SURFACE WINDS
   GUSTING BETWEEN 40 TO 50 MPH AND TEMPERATURES RISING INTO THE
   LOWER/MID 60S...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY DURING
   THE AFTERNOON. DECREASING WINDS...FALLING TEMPERATURES...AND RISING
   RH SHOULD BRING RAPID IMPROVEMENT NEAR OR SHORTLY AFTER SUNSET.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 12/13/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 130937
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0337 AM CST SAT DEC 13 2008
   
   VALID 141200Z - 151200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR WRN TX/SERN NM...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A DEEP LONGWAVE TROUGH REMAINS OVER THE WEST SUNDAY WITH EMBEDDED
   SHORTWAVES MOVING INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST...AND FROM THE CNTRL
   ROCKIES TO THE UPPER MIDWEST. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE RAPIDLY SWD
   INTO THE SRN PLAINS BY LATE IN THE DAY...WITH STRONG SURFACE HIGH
   PRESSURE AND ARCTIC AIR EXTENDING FROM THE NRN ROCKIES TO THE CNTRL
   PLAINS. THE WRN U.S. WILL AGAIN BE COLD WITH SCATTERED SNOW AND RAIN
   SHOWERS OVER MUCH OF THE WEST...WHILE RAIN AND SNOW IS EXPECTED FROM
   THE LOWER MS VALLEY TO THE GREAT LAKES.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - WRN TX/SERN NM...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: WINDY...LOW RH
   
   IT APPEARS LIKELY THAT A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY EXISTS FOR CRITICAL
   FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP OVER SERN NM AND PORTIONS OF WRN
   TX SUNDAY AFTERNOON. IN THE PREFRONTAL AIRMASS WEST OF THE
   DRYLINE...MINIMUM RH WILL FALL TO AROUND 15 PERCENT WHILE SWLY/WLY
   SURFACE WINDS SUSTAINED AT 20 TO 25 MPH WILL GUST OVER 40 MPH.
   MAXIMUM PREFRONTAL TEMPERATURES SHOULD REACH THE MID/UPPER
   60S...LEADING TO A PERIOD OF POTENTIALLY CRITICAL CONDITIONS. THE
   ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO SURGE RAPIDLY SWD...BRINGING AN
   ABRUPT END TO THE CRITICAL CONDITIONS BY EARLY EVENING.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 12/13/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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