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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 170913
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0313 AM CST WED DEC 17 2008
   
   VALID 171200Z - 181200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A QUIET FIRE WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE AS A BROAD BELT OF UPPER
   SWLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF THE CONUS WITH AN UPPER LOW
   MOVING SWD ALONG THE CA COAST.  NO AREAS OF LOW RH CONCURRENT WITH
   STRONG WINDS APPEAR PROBABLE AT THIS TIME...PRECLUDING CRITICAL
   THREAT AREAS.
   
   ..SMITH.. 12/17/2008
   
   ...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 170914
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0314 AM CST WED DEC 17 2008
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A POTENT SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL MOVE EWD FROM THE SWRN STATES INTO
   THE SRN HIGH PLAINS DURING THE PERIOD.  A SURFACE LOW WILL LIKELY
   DEVELOP IN THE VICINITY OF THE COLORADO HIGH PLAINS WITH AN
   ATTENDANT EWD SWEEPING COLD FRONT.  INCREASING FLOW FIELDS THROUGH
   THE PROFILE ACROSS PARTS OF SERN NM AND PARTS OF W TX IN COMBINATION
   WITH MARGINAL SURFACE RH VALUES WILL ENHANCE THE FIRE WEATHER THREAT
   ACROSS THIS REGION.
   
   ...PARTS OF SERN NM/W TX...
   SEEMINGLY FAVORABLE FIRE WEATHER SETUP ACROSS THE AREA WILL PROBABLY
   BE TEMPERED SOMEWHAT BY MARGINAL RH.  LATEST SREF GUIDANCE DEPICTS
   AN AXIS OF LOWER RH FROM THE PECOS RIVER IN SWRN TX NWD ALONG THE
   TX/NM BORDER REGION DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS WITH RH PROBABLY
   HOVERING IN THE MID-UPPER 20S IN AREAS.  DESPITE A WELL MIXED
   SURFACE TO 700MB LAYER PER FORECAST SOUNDINGS...DEEPER MIXING AND
   SUBSEQUENT LOWER RH /BELOW 20-25 PERCENT/ SEEMS UNLIKELY ATTM. 
   ADDITIONAL COMPLICATING FACTOR INVOLVES ANY MID AND HIGH LEVEL
   CLOUDINESS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EJECTING SHORTWAVE TROUGH.  THIS MAY
   ACT TO RETARD HIGH TEMPERATURES WITH FURTHER N EXTENT AND THEREBY
   STUNT THE MAGNITUDE OF LOWER RH ACROSS PARTS OF THE REGION. 
   REGARDLESS...STRONG SWLY TO WLY SUSTAINED WINDS /25-30 MPH/ WITH
   HIGHER GUSTS WILL ACT TO ENHANCE FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ..SMITH.. 12/17/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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