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Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 180711
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0211 AM CDT SUN OCT 18 2009
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE UPPER RIDGE WILL SHIFT EWD INTO THE PLAINS AND FLATTEN AS A
   TROUGH MOVES INTO THE W COAST. MEANWHILE...A HIGHLY AMPLIFIED UPPER
   TROUGH WILL REMAIN ALONG THE E COAST...PROVIDING COOL WEATHER. A LOW
   PRESSURE TROUGH WILL DEEPEN OVER THE CNTRL AND NRN
   PLAINS...PRODUCING A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN IT AND A
   SURFACE HIGH CENTERED OVER THE LOWER MS VALLEY.
   
   ...NV/UT/NRN AZ...
   LOW PRESSURE WILL DEEPEN OVER NRN NV AS AN UPPER TROUGH NEARS. MIN
   RH AROUND 15 PERCENT AS WELL AS SWLY WINDS OF 20 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER
   30 MPH APPEAR LIKELY. SOME HIGH LEVEL CLOUDINESS IS ALSO LIKELY
   WHICH WILL HAMPER HEATING AND LAPSE RATES.
   
   ...SRN GA INTO FL...
   NWLY WINDS NEAR 15 MPH WILL OCCUR TODAY WITH HIGHER GUSTS AS HIGH
   PRESSURE CONTINUES TO ADVANCE INTO THE REGION. MIN RH IN THE 30
   PERCENT RANGE WILL BE LIKELY WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S F.
   GIVEN THE COOL AIR MASS...RELATIVELY SHALLOW MIXING LAYERS WILL
   EXIST.
   
   ...ERN NM...SW KS...WRN OK...OK/TX PANHANDLES...
   STRONG SLY WINDS OF 20-30 MPH WILL MATERIALIZE LATER TODAY AS A
   SURFACE TROUGH DEEPENS OVER ERN CO AND INTO THE NRN PLAINS. HIGH
   TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S F ARE LIKELY WITH MIN RH RANGING FROM 20
   PERCENT OVER ERN NM TO THE 30S OVER WRN OK.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 10/18/2009
   
   ...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 180711
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0211 AM CDT SUN OCT 18 2009
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO DIG INTO THE WRN U.S. WITH A BROAD
   AREA OF LOW PRESSURE FROM SRN NV INTO WY...WITH A LEE TROUGH
   EXTENDING SWD INTO THE TX PANHANDLE. GENERALLY WARM AND DRY
   CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AHEAD OF THE TROUGH...WITH STRONG WINDS INTO
   THE FOUR CORNERS AREA. TO THE E...HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE INTO THE
   SERN STATES WITH CONTINUED MILD AND DRY CONDITIONS...AND WEAKER
   WINDS.
   
   ...NRN AZ...SRN NV...UT...WRN CO...SRN WY...
   STRONG SWLY WINDS OF 20-30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ARE LIKELY MON
   AFTERNOON WITH A STRONG UPPER TROUGH OVERHEAD. RH LEVELS WILL BE
   ONLY MARGINALLY LOW...FROM 15-25 PERCENT...AND WILL KEEP THE FIRE
   THREAT SUB-CRITICAL ON THE LARGE SCALE.
   
   ...SRN HIGH PLAINS...
   WARM WEATHER AND GUSTY WINDS WILL PERSIST INTO MONDAY...BUT
   SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 20 MPH WILL ONLY PRODUCE A MARGINAL THREAT OVER
   THE REGION GIVEN MIN RH IN THE 20 PERCENT RANGE.
   
   ...SERN U.S...
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE INTO THE SERN STATES WITH CONTINUED MILD
   CONDITIONS BUT VERY LIGHT WINDS. MIN RH WILL LIKELY DROP INTO THE 20
   PERCENT RANGE BY PEAK HEATING FROM NRN FL INTO THE GULF COAST AND
   MID ATLANTIC REGIONS.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 10/18/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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