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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 140939
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0339 AM CST SUN DEC 14 2008
   
   VALID 141200Z - 151200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SERN NM/WRN TX...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LONGWAVE TROUGH IS WELL ESTABLISHED OVER THE WRN U.S. WITH A
   SERIES OF PROGRESSIVE SHORTWAVES FROM THE WEST COAST TO THE GREAT
   LAKES. AN ARCTIC SURFACE BOUNDARY WILL MOVE WWD AND REACH THE
   PACIFIC COAST OF WA/ORE TODAY...EXTENDING FROM THERE EWD THROUGH THE
   CENTRAL ROCKIES AND INTO THE PLAINS. SURFACE LOW PRESSURE DEEPENING
   ALONG THE FRONT OVER THE CENTRAL U.S. WILL MOVE FROM THE CNTRL
   PLAINS TO NWRN ONTARIO BY THE END OF THE PERIOD...WITH COLD ARCTIC
   AIR SURGING SWD IN ITS WAKE. SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE COMMON OVER THE
   PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND WRN INTERIOR...WITH RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS OVER
   MUCH OF NRN/CNTRL CA. SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY FROM
   THE NRN PLAINS TO THE GREAT LAKES...WITH RAIN AND SNOW DEVELOPING
   ALONG/AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT OVER THE OHIO AND LOWER MS VALLEYS.
   PREFRONTAL DRY AND VERY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL BRING HEIGHTENED FIRE
   WEATHER CONCERNS TO PORTIONS OF SERN NM AND WRN TX THIS AFTERNOON.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - SERN NM/WRN TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: VERY WINDY AND MODERATELY LOW RH
   
   SWLY/WLY SURFACE WINDS SUSTAINED AT 20 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTING TO 50
   MPH ARE EXPECTED OVER SRN NM AND WRN/SWRN TX TODAY. ALTHOUGH RH
   CONDITIONS ARE BORDERLINE /MINIMUM RH 15 TO 20 PERCENT/...THE VERY
   STRONG WINDS AND MILD PREFRONTAL TEMPERATURES /MAX TEMPERATURES FROM
   THE MID 50S IN SERN NM TO THE LOWER 70S TRANSPECOS REGION OF TX/
   WARRANT A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR THE AFTERNOON. FIRE
   CONCERNS WILL END ABRUPTLY BY LATE AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING AS THE
   PASSAGE OF A PACIFIC COLD FRONT RESULTS IN DECREASING WIND AND
   HIGHER RH...FOLLOWED BY THE PASSAGE OF AN ARCTIC FRONT LATER IN THE
   NIGHT.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 12/14/2008
   
   ...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 140940
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0340 AM CST SUN DEC 14 2008
   
   VALID 151200Z - 161200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE UPPER PATTERN IS DOMINATED BY A LONGWAVE TROUGH MONDAY...WITH A
   STRONG POLAR JET FROM SRN CA TO NEW ENGLAND. THIS WILL PUT MOST OF
   THE WRN AND CNTRL CONUS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ARCTIC
   AIRMASS...WITH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES BELOW ZERO OVER THE NRN PLAINS
   AND BELOW FREEZING ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST...INTERMOUNTAIN
   WEST...CNTRL/SRN PLAINS...AND MIDWEST. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE
   WIDESPREAD THROUGHOUT THE WESTERN STATES. 
   
   FARTHER EAST...A SURFACE COLD FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM THE LOWER RIO
   GRANDE VALLEY TO MAINE LATE IN THE DAY. THE PREFRONTAL AIRMASS WILL
   BE MILD WITH SHOWERS EXPECTED FROM THE SOUTHEAST TO NEW ENGLAND. 
   
   NO LARGE SCALE FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS ARE EXPECTED MONDAY.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 12/14/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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