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   FNUS21 KWNS 300918
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0318 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2009
   
   VALID 301200Z - 311200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   COOL AND DRY WEATHER WILL PERSIST OVER MUCH OF THE WRN STATES UNDER
   AN UPPER RIDGE AND WITH HIGH PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE. A MODERATE
   PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL RESULT IN LOCALLY GUSTY OFFSHORE FLOW FOR SRN
   CA WITH LOW RH. HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND EWD INTO THE SRN PLAINS
   AND INTO THE GULF COAST STATES WITH LOW HUMIDITY. LOCALLY GUSTY NWLY
   WINDS WILL RESULT IN A MARGINAL FIRE THREAT FROM WRN OK INTO CNTRL
   TX...AND ALSO ACROSS NRN FL. ELSEWHERE...VERY COOL CONDITIONS WILL
   EXIST FROM MID AND UPPER MS VALLEY EWD UNDER A LARGE UPPER TROUGH.
   
   ...NRN FL...
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION AS A COLD FRONT CLEARS THE
   FL PENINSULA. NWLY WINDS NEAR 15 MPH ALONG WITH LOW RH FROM 20-35
   PERCENT ARE LIKELY OVER NRN FL WHERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS PERSIST.
   HOWEVER..RELATIVELY COOL TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S AND LOWER 60S...AS
   WELL AS MORNING SHOWERS WILL HELP TEMPER THE DEGREE OF FIRE THREAT.
   
   ...SWRN KS...WRN OK...NWRN INTO CNTRL TX...
   A WEAK LOW PRESSURE TROUGH WILL EXIST ACROSS THE LOWER MO VALLEY ON
   THE ERN FRINGE OF THE SRN PLAINS HIGH AND BENEATH NWLY FLOW ALOFT.
   THIS WILL RESULT IN NWLY SURFACE WINDS OF 15-25 MPH AND MILD
   TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S F. MIN RH WILL DROP INTO THE TEENS AND
   TWENTIES...SUPPORTING A MARGINAL FIRE THREAT THIS AFTERNOON.
   
   ...SRN CA...
   GUSTY WINDS WILL BE ONGOING THIS MORNING ESPECIALLY THROUGH PASSES
   AND CANYONS AND WILL PERSIST MOST OF THE DAY. RH WILL LOWER INTO THE
   TEENS WITH HIGHS IN THE 70S F. THE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL NOT BE AS
   STRONG OVERNIGHT INTO SAT. OVERALL FIRE THREAT WILL REMAIN TEMPERED
   DUE TO LESS THAN FAVORABLE FUEL CONDITIONS.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 01/30/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 300921
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0321 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2009
   
   VALID 311200Z - 011200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR CNTRL AND NWRN TX...WRN OK...ERN
   NM...FAR S CNTRL KS...
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR CNTRL AND SRN FL...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE OFF THE E COAST SAT MORNING WITH HIGH
   PRESSURE BUILDING ACROSS THE SERN STATES. LOW RH AND GUSTY WINDS
   WILL CREATE LOCALLY CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS FOR FL.
   
   TO THE W...A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH WILL EXTEND FROM SERN CO NEWD INTO
   THE UPPER MS VALLEY...JUST AHEAD OF A DEVELOPING UPPER TROUGH OVER
   THE NRN HIGH PLAINS. VERY DRY AND WINDY WEATHER WILL RESULT ACROSS
   THE SRN PLAINS WITH CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS LIKELY.
   
   DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE FOR THE SWRN STATES BUT WITH A WEAKENING
   PRESSURE GRADIENT DURING THE DAY. ANOTHER AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL
   MOVE SWD INTO THE GREAT BASIN OVERNIGHT INTO SUN MORNING AS THE NEXT
   TROUGH AMPLIFIES OVER THE CNTRL U.S.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - CNTRL AND NWRN TX...WRN OK...ERN
   NM...FAR S CNTRL KS...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS...VERY LOW RH
   
   LOW PRESSURE WILL DEEPEN OVER ERN CO/WRN KS AHEAD OF A DEVELOPING
   LOW AMPLITUDE UPPER TROUGH OVER THE NRN U.S. STRONG SWLY WINDS
   SUSTAINED AT 20-30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL OCCUR OVER ERN
   NM...THE OK AND TX PANHANDLES...WRN OK AND SWRN KS. MIN RH WILL
   LARGELY BE IN THE TEENS...AND WILL COMBINE WITH AREAS OF DRY FUELS
   TO CREATE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. THE
   LIMITING FACTOR TO THE FIRE THREAT OVER MUCH OF CNTRL OK WILL BE
   FUEL CONDITIONS DUE TO RECENT PRECIPITATION. 
   
   WINDS WILL BE A BIT WEAKER INTO CNTRL TX...WITH SPEEDS OF 15-20 MPH.
   HOWEVER...DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE THE MOST SEVERE IN THIS AREA. THE
   VERY LOW RH NEARING 10 PERCENT WILL THUS FAVOR FIRE STARTS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - CNTRL AND SRN FL...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: LOW RH...GUSTY WINDS AND DROUGHT
   
   A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AXIS WILL EXTEND EWD ACROSS CNTRL AND NRN FL
   ON SAT...RESULTING IN VERY DRY WEATHER. MIN RH VALUES OF 20 TO 30
   PERCENT WILL BE COMMON OVER INTERIOR CNTRL/S FL AND VALUES INTO THE
   30-35 PERCENT RANGE OVER THE SERN COAST. IN ADDITION...NLY WINDS UP
   TO 15 MPH ARE EXPECTED. THE LOW RH AND WIND WILL COMBINE WITH VERY
   DRY FUEL CONDITIONS TO CREATE CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS DURING THE
   AFTERNOON.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 01/30/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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