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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 290941
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0341 AM CST MON DEC 29 2008
   
   VALID 291200Z - 301200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   TWO SHORTWAVE TROUGHS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE NORTHERN STATES DURING
   THE DAY ON MONDAY...ONE WILL AMPLIFY AND DIG INTO THE GREAT LAKES
   REGION ENHANCING SURFACE LOW PRESSURE THERE AND PRODUCING A SWATH OF
   SNOW. THE OTHER TROUGH WILL IMPACT THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND ALSO
   BRING SNOW TO THAT REGION AND THE UPPER ROCKIES. ELSEWHERE...SURFACE
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE IN THE SOUTH AND THE FOUR CORNERS
   REGION...WHILE A COLD FRONT MOVES SOUTHWARD INTO THE CENTRAL MIDWEST
   EARLY IN THE PERIOD...AND THEN RETROGRADES NORTHWARD AS A WARM FRONT
   ON MONDAY NIGHT. DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL IN THE GREAT
   PLAINS...BUT A CRITICAL RISK IS NOT EXPECTED.
   
   ...SW TX...
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL DROP INTO THE TEENS AND PERHAPS SINGLE
   DIGITS DURING THE AFTERNOON ON MONDAY. WHILE SURFACE TEMPERATURES
   WILL CLIMB INTO THE LOW TO MID 60S F...SOUTHERLY WIND SPEEDS ARE
   FORECAST TO BE LIGHT...AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH. A CRITICAL RISK IS NOT
   ANTICIPATED DUE TO THE WEAK WIND SPEEDS.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 12/29/2008
   
   ...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 291001
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0401 AM CST MON DEC 29 2008
   
   VALID 301200Z - 311200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A COLD FRONT WILL FORM IN THE MIDWEST AND PUSH SOUTHWARD INTO THE
   GREAT PLAINS AND EVENTUALLY THE GULF COAST BY WEDNESDAY
   MORNING...BRINGING DRY AIR AND GUSTY WINDS INTO CENTRAL/WESTERN
   KANSAS AND THE OKLAHOMA/TEXAS PANHANDLES ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
   ELSEWHERE...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP IN SOUTH DAKOTA AND
   RAPIDLY MOVE EASTWARD THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES AND INTO NEW
   ENGLAND...BRINGING A LARGE SWATH OF SNOW FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST INTO
   THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY. FOLLOWING THE COLD FRONT...A LARGE AREA OF
   HIGH PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP INTO THE CENTRAL U.S. BY
   WEDNESDAY MORNING.
   
   ...W TX/OK PANHANDLE/W KS...
   AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION ON TUESDAY
   AFTERNOON...STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP ALONG AND
   BEHIND THE FRONT WITH VALUES AROUND 20 MPH AND GUSTS TO 30 MPH.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE AROUND 20 TO 25 PERCENT...BUT HIGH
   TEMPERATURES BEHIND THE FRONT WILL ONLY BE AROUND 55 TO 60F. FURTHER
   SOUTH INTO TEXAS...WESTERLY WINDS AHEAD OF THE FRONT WILL APPROACH
   15 MPH WITH RH VALUES AROUND 20 PERCENT...AND SURFACE TEMPERATURES
   WILL BE SLIGHTLY HIGHER AROUND 70F. CONDITIONS WILL APPROACH
   CRITICAL CONDITIONS DURING THE AFTERNOON AT PEAK
   HEATING...ESPECIALLY ACROSS TEXAS.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 12/29/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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