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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 110818
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK RESENT 1
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0318 AM CDT THU JUN 11 2009
   
   VALID 111200Z - 121200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SRN NM/FAR WRN TX...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   SLOW DEEPENING OF AN UPPER TROUGH WILL OCCUR IN THE WEST...WHILE AN
   UPPER HIGH WILL REMAIN CENTERED NEAR THE SRN TX/MEXICAN
   BORDERS...WITH NWLY UPPER FLOW AROUND THE ERN PERIPHERY OVER THE ERN
   GULF AND FLORIDA. ELSEWHERE...UPPER FLOW ACROSS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY
   WILL RETURN TO NEARLY ZONAL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEAK EMBEDDED
   WAVES.
   
   AT THE SURFACE...A FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM CNTRL NJ/PA WWD INTO THE
   OHIO VALLEY...THEN SWWD INTO THE SRN PLAINS BEFORE ARCING NWWD
   TOWARDS CNTRL WY. A DRYLINE WILL EXTEND SWD FROM A SURFACE LOW
   ROUGHLY NEAR THE TX/OK PANHANDLES...WHILE HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS
   WILL ALIGN WITH STRONG/GUSTY WINDS BEHIND IT ACROSS FAR WRN TX AND
   ERN NM. ELSEWHERE...LIGHT WINDS...RECENT RAINFALL AND/OR MOIST
   CONDITIONS WILL WIDELY LIMIT FIRE POTENTIAL.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - SRN NM/FAR WRN TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS/LOW RH
   
   A STRONG UPPER WAVE THAT BROUGHT SIGNIFICANT CLOUD COVER AND LIGHT
   PRECIPITATION TO THE AREA YESTERDAY HAS MOVED WELL NEWD...AND A
   DECREASE IN CLOUD COVER HAS FOLLOWED. PRECIPITATION ANALYSIS SHOWS
   TOTALS FOR THE 24 HOUR PERIOD GENERALLY REMAINED UNDER 0.25
   INCHES...WHILE PATCHY AREAS WITHIN THE CRITICAL OUTLINE RECEIVED NO
   RAINFALL. PWAT ANALYSIS SHOWS MUCH DRIER AIR RETURNING IN MODEST
   SWLY FLOW...WHICH IN COMBINATION WITH DOWNSLOPE FLOW AND LESS DENSE
   CLOUD COVER WILL AID IN HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S TO NEAR 105 F BY LATE
   AFTERNOON...AND RHS IN THE UPPER SINGLE DIGITS TO MID TEENS.
   SUSTAINED SWLY SURFACE WINDS NEAR 15 TO 25 MPH CAN BE
   ANTICIPATED...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 06/11/2009
   
   ...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 110823
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0323 AM CDT THU JUN 11 2009
   
   VALID 121200Z - 131200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SRN NM AND FAR WRN TX...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A BLOCKING PATTERN WILL BEGIN TO BECOME ESTABLISHED AS AN UPPER
   TROUGH DEEPENS OVER THE WEST...AND A SUBTLE UPPER TROUGH MOVES
   THROUGH THE NRN PLAINS...ALLOWING AN UPPER RIDGE TO STRENGTHEN OVER
   THE CNTRL CONUS IN ITS WAKE AND AHEAD OF THE WRN TROUGH. AT THE
   SURFACE...A FRONT WILL EXTEND WWD THROUGH THE SERN STATES INTO THE
   MID SOUTH AND TO THE SRN PLAINS. HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL EXIST
   OVER THE SWRN STATES BEHIND A DRYLINE EXTENDING SWD THROUGH WRN
   TX...WITH STRONG/GUSTY WINDS ONCE AGAIN LIKELY ACROSS SRN/SERN NM
   AND FAR WRN TX.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - SRN NM AND FAR WRN TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: HOT TEMPERATURES...LOW RH...STRONG/GUSTY WINDS
   
   AS THE WRN UPPER TROUGH BEGINS TO AMPLIFY...WSWLY FLOW WILL SLOWLY
   VEER TO SWLY...ALLOWING MUCH DRIER AIR SEEN ON WV IMAGERY THIS
   MORNING TO MOVE NEWD INTO PORTIONS OF THE SWRN STATES. THE DRIER
   AIRMASS WILL ALLOW HOTTER TEMPERATURES COMPARED TO D1...WITH HIGHS
   GENERALLY IN THE LOWER 90S ACROSS SWRN AND S CNTRL NM...WITH UPPER
   90S TO NEAR 105 F IN THE REMAINDER OF THE CRITICAL OUTLINE. RHS IN
   THE UPPER SINGLE DIGITS TO LOWER TEENS AND SUSTAINED SURFACE WIND
   SPEEDS NEAR 20 MPH WILL BE COMMON. DEEP MIXING HEIGHTS WILL ALLOW
   GUSTS TO 30 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING. POOR RH RECOVERY
   IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 06/11/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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