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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 230833
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0233 AM CST TUE DEC 23 2008
   
   VALID 231200Z - 241200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR FAR SERN NM...SWRN TX...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE BASE OF AN UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE EWD ACROSS THE FOUR CORNERS
   STATES TODAY...WITH LOW PRESSURE DEEPENING OVER THE OK/TX
   PANHANDLES. STRONG SWLY WINDS WILL BE INDUCED AT THE SURFACE OVER
   THE SRN PLAINS...WITH LOCALLY CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS FOR SW TX AND
    FAR SERN NM.  TO THE E...A HIGH PRESSURE CENTER WILL SLIDE EWD OFF
   THE MID ATLANTIC COAST...WITH COOL BUT DRY WEATHER FOR MUCH OF THE
   ERN U.S.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - FAR SERN NM...SWRN TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS...MODERATELY LOW RH
   
   VERY STRONG SWLY WINDS OF 30-40 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS AROUND 50 MPH
   LIKELY LATER TODAY AS A STRONG UPPER JET EJECTS EWD ACROSS NM INTO W
   TX. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL REACH THE 60S AND LOWER 70S OVER SWRN
   TX...WITH MIN RH IN THE 20 PERCENT RANGE. DESPITE MARGINAL RH
   LEVELS...DRY FUELS AND VERY STRONG WINDS WARRANT A CRITICAL
   DESIGNATION THIS AFTERNOON.
   
   ...ERN NM...NWRN TX...WRN OK...
   VERY STRONG WINDS...WITH SUSTAINED SPEEDS AT OR ABOVE 30 MPH...WILL
   MATERIALIZE SHORTLY AFTER SUNRISE IN ADVANCE OF THE EJECTING UPPER
   TROUGH. MAINLY DUE TO COOL TEMPERATURES...RH VALUES WILL ONLY BE
   MARGINALLY LOW...AVERAGING 20-30 PERCENT.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 12/23/2008
   
   ...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 230834
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0234 AM CST TUE DEC 23 2008
   
   VALID 241200Z - 251200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER TROUGH WILL QUICKLY MOVE FROM THE PLAINS INTO GREAT LAKES
   BY WED AFTERNOON...AND INTO NEW ENGLAND BY THU MORNING. HIGH
   PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE CNTRL/SRN PLAINS BEHIND A COLD FRONT
   THAT WILL EXTEND FROM OH INTO THE LOWER MS VALLEY BY AFTERNOON. MILD
   AND DRY WEATHER WILL PREVAIL OVER THE SRN PLAINS WITH THE HIGH AND
   RH WILL RISE OVER THE SERN STATES AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT.
   
   ...MUCH OF CNTRL TX...
   NLY WINDS OF 10-15 MPH ARE LIKELY IN A POST FRONTAL REGIME ON WED.
   TEMPERATURES WILL REACH THE 60S F WITH MIN RH IN THE 20 PERCENT
   RANGE.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 12/23/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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