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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 030909
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0309 AM CST SAT JAN 03 2009
   
   VALID 031200Z - 041200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR TX SOUTH PLAINS EXTENDING NEWD
   INTO W-CENTRAL OK...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   EARLY MORNING SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS A SHORTWAVE TROUGH OVER THE
   ERN GREAT BASIN/CENTRAL ROCKIES AND THIS FEATURE IS FORECAST TO MOVE
   NEWD TO THE NRN PLAINS BY THE END OF THE PERIOD.  AT THE
   SURFACE...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MODIFY AS IT SWEEPS SWD ACROSS
   THE PLAINS.  AN AREA OF SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE SEWD FROM KS
   TO CENTRAL OK BY 00Z WITH AN ATTENDANT DRYLINE EXTENDING SWD TO DEEP
   SOUTH TX.  AHEAD OF THE FRONT AND BEHIND THE DRYLINE /ACROSS PARTS
   OF THE SRN PLAINS/ LOW HUMIDITY AND SEASONABLY WARM AND DRY
   CONDITIONS WILL COMBINE WITH MODERATE SWLY TO WLY SUSTAINED SURFACE
   WINDS RESULTING IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - TX SOUTH PLAINS EXTENDING NEWD INTO
   W-CENTRAL OK...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: LOW RH / MODERATELY STRONG SUSTAINED WINDS
   
   FORECAST SOUNDINGS INDICATE SUFFICIENT BOUNDARY LAYER MIXING WILL
   LIKELY OCCUR AS STRONG SURFACE HEATING OCCURS DURING THE LATE
   MORNING/AFTERNOON HOURS AS TEMPS WARM WELL INTO THE 60S/70S.  THE
   LONGEST DURATION/MOST PROBABLE AREA FOR LOW RH/MODERATELY STRONG
   WINDS APPEARS TO BE IN A ZONE FROM THE TX SOUTH PLAINS EWD ALONG THE
   RED RIVER VALLEY REGION.  WITHIN THIS REGION...STRONGER BELT OF
   PROGGED 850-700MB WINDS AND DEEPER MIXING PER FORECAST SOUNDINGS
   WILL RESULT IN SUSTAINED WINDS 15-25 MPH WITH MIN RH 10 TO 20
   PERCENT.  ELSEWHERE...PERIPHERAL AREAS AROUND THE HIGHLIGHTED REGION
   MAY EXPERIENCE WEAKER SUSTAINED WINDS /15-20 MPH/ RESULTING IN A
   MORE TEMPERED OVERALL THREAT.  RH RECOVERY WILL OCCUR AS THE COLD
   FRONT PASSES /WINDS WLY TO NLY/ OR DURING THE EARLY EVENING HOURS
   WHEN THE NEAR SURFACE LAYER DECOUPLES.
   
   ..SMITH.. 01/03/2009
   
   ...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 030910
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0310 AM CST SAT JAN 03 2009
   
   VALID 041200Z - 051200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE UPPER FLOW PATTERN SUNDAY IS CHARACTERIZED AS SWLY FROM THE SWRN
   U.S. TO THE GREAT LAKES REGION AHEAD OF A DIGGING UPPER TROUGH OVER
   THE BAJA REGION AND A DEPARTING SHORTWAVE TROUGH OVER THE UPPER
   MIDWEST.  A SURFACE COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SWD OVER PARTS
   OF TX EARLY IN THE PERIOD USHERING IN COOLER TEMPS OVER MUCH OF THE
   CENTRAL U.S.  MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE IT/S RETURN OVER PARTS OF THE
   SERN U.S. AROUND THE BACKSIDE OF HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OFF THE SERN
   U.S. COAST AND A COLD FRONT MOVING INTO THE DEEP SOUTH--EFFECTIVELY
   NEGATING ANY POTENTIAL LOW RH AREAS.  AS A RESULT...NO LARGE SCALE
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED ON SUNDAY.
   
   ..SMITH.. 01/03/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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