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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 200838
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0238 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2008
   
   VALID 201200Z - 211200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER-LEVEL SHORT WAVE TROUGH OVER THE NRN HIGH PLAINS WILL
   PROGRESS E/SEWD TO THE WRN GREAT LAKES BY EARLY SUN. AN ARCTIC COLD
   FRONT WILL PUSH RAPIDLY SWD ACROSS THE PLAINS...REACHING THE WRN
   GULF COAST SUN MORNING.
   
   ...E-CNTRL NM...
   ALTHOUGH THE DEPTH OF THE MIXED BOUNDARY LAYER SHOULD REMAIN
   RELATIVELY MODEST THIS AFTERNOON...INTENSE W/NWLYS OVER THE SANGRE
   DE CRISTO MTNS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS FROM 20
   TO 25 MPH. DESPITE THE DOWNSLOPE FLOW REGIME...TEMPERATURES SHOULD
   HOLD IN THE 50S...WITH RH VALUES DIPPING TO BETWEEN 10 AND 15
   PERCENT.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 12/20/2008
   
   ...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 200929
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0329 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2008
   
   VALID 211200Z - 221200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   PROGRESSIVE UPPER-LEVEL TROUGHS WILL BECOME CENTERED OVER THE
   NORTHEAST AND PACIFIC NW BY EARLY MON...WITH A WEAK RIDGE DEVELOPING
   OVER THE PLAINS. AT THE SURFACE...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL EXIT THE
   EAST AND GULF COASTS...WITH A LARGE ANTICYCLONE BUILDING DOWN THE
   PLAINS.
   
   ...PORTIONS OF S-CNTRL TX INVOF THE HILL COUNTRY...
   THERE APPEARS TO BE POTENTIAL FOR GUSTY WINDS TO BE JUXTAPOSED WITH
   LOW RH SUN AFTERNOON...DESPITE BELOW-NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE WAKE
   OF A COLD FRONT PASSAGE ON DAY 1. HOWEVER...SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCES
   EXIST AMONGST THE NAM/NAMKF COMPARED TO THE GFS WITH THE AREAL
   EXTENT OF A SATURATED LOW/MID-LEVEL LAYER ATOP THE FRONTAL-BASED
   INVERSION. THIS WOULD HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ON INSOLATION AND
   DEGREE OF SURFACE HEATING. HIGH UNCERTAINTY PRECLUDES ANY CRITICAL
   AREA CONSIDERATION ATTM.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 12/20/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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