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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 210923
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0323 AM CST WED JAN 21 2009
   
   VALID 211200Z - 221200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A HIGHLY AMPLIFIED UPPER AIR PATTERN /WITH A DEEP TROUGH OVER THE
   EASTERN CONUS AND RIDGE OVER THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST/...WILL BEGIN TO
   BREAK DOWN DURING THE D1 PERIOD AS THE EASTERN TROUGH MOVES OUT INTO
   THE ATLANTIC AND ANOTHER TROUGH APPROACHES THE WEST COAST. A COLD
   POST FRONTAL AIRMASS WILL CONTINUE TO RESIDE OVER MUCH OF THE
   EASTERN HALF OF THE NATION...WITH A DRY CONTINENTAL AIRMASS
   LINGERING OVER THE SOUTHEAST. FARTHER WEST...RELATIVELY MILD
   CONDITIONS WILL EXIST OVER THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN STATES.
   
   ...FLORIDA...
   ALTHOUGH DRY AIR /RH VALUES FALLING INTO THE 20S IN AREAS/ WILL
   RESIDE AGAIN OVER FL DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS...GENERALLY LIGHT
   WINDS /BELOW 15 MPH/ WILL TEND TO TEMPER AN OTHERWISE GREATER FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..GARNER/SMITH.. 01/21/2009
   
   ...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 210925
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0325 AM CST WED JAN 21 2009
   
   VALID 221200Z - 231200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A ZONAL UPR LVL FLOW REGIME WILL DEVELOP ACROSS MUCH OF THE CONUS AS
   A RIDGE OVER THE WEST CONTINUES TO BREAK DOWN DUE TO A TROUGH
   ENTERING THE WEST COAST. A LARGE AREA OF SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
   ACROSS THE EASTERN STATES AS A SURFACE ANTICYCLONE MIGRATES INTO THE
   ATLANTIC...WHILE A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE BECOMES POSITIONED FROM
   THE GREAT LAKES REGION SOUTHWEST INTO TX. COOL AND SHOWERY
   CONDITIONS WILL ACCOMPANY THE APPROACHING TROUGH OVER CA INTO THE
   DESERT SW...WHILE GENERALLY MODERATING TEMPERATURES AND DRY
   CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED EAST OF THE ROCKIES.
   
   ...PORTIONS OF CNTRL/WRN TX AND SWRN OK...
   AN AXIS OF UPR 70S TEMPERATURES AND RH VALUES FALLING INTO THE TEENS
   ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP WITHIN A PREFRONTAL SURFACE TROUGH...WHICH
   WILL BECOME POSITIONED OVER PORTIONS OF WRN/CNTRL TX DURING THURSDAY
   AFTERNOON. THE ONE MISSING INGREDIENT PRECLUDING A CRITICAL AREA AT
   THIS TIME WILL BE MARGINAL FORECAST WINDS. CURRENT MODEL GUIDANCE
   INDICATES A LOW PROBABILITY OF 20+ MPH SURFACE WINDS...THOUGH A WELL
   MIXED BOUNDARY LAYER WILL FAVOR GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH FOR A FEW HOURS
   DURING THE AFTERNOON.
   
   ...FLORIDA...
   SIMILAR TO WEDNESDAY...RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO FALL INTO THE 20S
   DURING THE AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE
   LIGHT...PRECLUDING A CRITICAL AREA.
   
   ..GARNER/SMITH.. 01/21/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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