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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 180931
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0331 AM CST SUN JAN 18 2009
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A DEEP LOW PRESSURE TROUGH IN THE EAST WILL HOLD IN THE UPPER LEVELS
   ALONG WITH A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE IN THE WEST.  THIS WILL RESULT
   IN COLD TEMPERATURES IN THE EAST AND MILDER TEMPERATURES TO THE
   WEST.  AT THE SURFACE...A LOW PRESSURE AREA OVER THE GREAT LAKES
   WILL SLOWLY MOVE INTO THE NORTHEAST.  A LARGE HIGH PRESSURE AREA
   OVER THE WESTERN U.S. WILL ALLOW A CONTINUATION OF OFFSHORE FLOW
   OVER CALIFORNIA.  WINDS OVER CALIFORNIA ARE GENERALLY EXPECTED TO BE
   A LITTLE LIGHTER...HOWEVER SOME GUSTY WINDS MAY STILL CONTINUE OVER
   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH THE PERIOD.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   OFFSHORE WINDS WILL CONTINUE BUT ARE EXPECTED TO STAY IN THE 15 TO
   25 MPH RANGE WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS TO 35 MPH AND PERHAPS NEAR 40
   MPH IN ISOLATED AREAS.  OVERALL...ALTHOUGH WINDS NOT EXPECTED TO BE
   THAT STRONG...LOW HUMIDITY WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE PERIOD AND
   RANGE FROM 15 TO 20 PERCENT WITH LITTLE IN THE WAY OF RECOVERY AT
   NIGHT.  MILD TO WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE ALONG WITH THE DRY
   FUELS.
   
   ...WRN OK AND TX PNHDL...
   NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS...HUMIDITY
   IN THE 15 TO 25 PERCENT RANGE AND TEMPERATURES GENERALLY IN THE 60S
   ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON.  THE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK IN THE
   EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON AS HIGHER WINDS ALOFT MIX DOWN TO THE
   SURFACE.  THIS AREA IS APPROACHING CRITICAL CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY
   WITH THE DRY FUELS...HOWEVER...WINDS SHOULD BEGIN TO DIMINISH
   SLIGHTLY BY LATE AFTERNOON AS THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WEAKENS
   A LITTLE.
   
   ..BOTHWELL.. 01/18/2009
   
   ...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 180959
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0359 AM CST SUN JAN 18 2009
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   OVERALL...LARGE SCALE SURFACE AND UPPER AIR PATTERNS WILL SEE LITTLE
   CHANGE FROM SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.  THE SURFACE LOW MOVING INTO THE
   NORTHEAST U.S. WILL CONTINUE SLOWLY ON TO THE NORTHEAST...EXITING
   THE REGION. A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL BE MOVING INTO THE
   SOUTHEAST U.S. IN THE BASE OF THE UPPER TROUGH.  AN UPPER TROUGH
   WILL BE APPROACHING THE WEST COAST BY THE END OF THE PERIOD.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   OFFSHORE WINDS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILL REMAIN GENERALLY IN THE
   15 TO 25 MPH RANGE WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS TO NEAR 35 MPH.  THE LOW
   HUMIDITY IN THE 15 TO 20 PERCENT RANGE MAY FINALLY BEGIN TO SLOWLY
   INCREASE BY LATE IN THE PERIOD WITH THE APPROACH OF THE UPPER
   TROUGH.
   
   ...WRN OK/TX PNHDL...
   NORTHWESTERLY SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS
   ARE AGAIN EXPECTED OVER THIS AREA ALONG WITH LOW HUMIDITY IN THE
   AFTERNOON AROUND 15 TO 25 PERCENT.  FUELS REMAIN VERY DRY ACROSS THE
   AREA AND A FEW HOURS APPROACHING CRITICAL CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR OVER
   THE AREA.
   
   ..BOTHWELL.. 01/18/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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