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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 280850
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0250 AM CST WED JAN 28 2009
   
   VALID 281200Z - 291200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LARGE-SCALE UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL BE MAINTAINED ACROSS THE ERN
   TWO-THIRDS OF THE CONUS AS A POTENT SHORT WAVE TROUGH FROM THE GREAT
   LAKES TO THE OZARK PLATEAU QUICKLY EJECTS NEWD TOWARDS NEW
   ENGLAND...WHILE UPSTREAM IMPULSES DIG INTO THE CNTRL STATES. IN THE
   WAKE OF THESE LATTER DISTURBANCES...SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL
   RESTRENGTHEN EARLY THU ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN.
   
   ...E-CNTRL NM...
   LOCALLY GUSTY NWLY WINDS BETWEEN THE SANGRE DE CRISTO AND SACRAMENTO
   MTNS SHOULD MIX EWD TOWARDS THE PECOS VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON.
   SUSTAINED WINDS SHOULD AVERAGE FROM 15 TO 20 MPH. DESPITE COLD
   TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING...DOWNSLOPE WARMING WILL CONTRIBUTE TO
   AFTERNOON HIGHS REACHING THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 50S. WITH PW VALUES
   AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH...RH VALUES SHOULD BRIEFLY DROP TO AROUND
   10 TO 15 PERCENT.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 01/28/2009
   
   ...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 280928
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0328 AM CST WED JAN 28 2009
   
   VALID 291200Z - 301200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   HIGHLY AMPLIFIED UPPER-LEVEL PATTERN WILL FEATURE A LARGE-SCALE
   TROUGH GRADUALLY SHIFTING EWD ACROSS THE CNTRL/ERN CONUS...WHILE A
   RIDGE REMAINS ANCHORED ALONG THE PACIFIC NW/NRN CA COAST. EXPANSIVE
   SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD FROM THE GREAT BASIN TO THE SRN
   PLAINS.
   
   ...SRN CA COASTAL AREA...
   OFFSHORE FLOW WILL STRENGTHEN THU MORNING AS A TIGHT SURFACE
   PRESSURE GRADIENT DEVELOPS WITH AN ANTICYCLONE INTENSIFYING OVER THE
   GREAT BASIN. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH APPEAR LIKELY BELOW
   PASSES AND CANYONS. DOWNSLOPE WARMING/DRYING WILL RESULT IN
   ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND LOW RH VALUES OF 10 TO 15 PERCENT BY
   LATE AFTERNOON WITH POOR RECOVERY OVERNIGHT. NEVERTHELESS...THE
   OVERALL THREAT SHOULD BE CURTAILED BY RECENT RAINFALL AND INCREASING
   LIVE FUEL MOISTURE.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 01/28/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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