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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 120743
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0143 AM CST SAT DEC 12 2009
   
   VALID 121200Z - 131200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO MIGRATE EWD TOWARD THE ATLANTIC
   COAST DURING SATURDAY...WITH ONSHORE FLOW AND INCREASING RH VALUES
   DEVELOPING ACROSS MUCH OF THE SERN CONUS. HOWEVER...SLY WINDS
   LOCATED IMMEDIATELY TO THE WEST OF THE HIGH PRESSURE CENTER WILL AID
   IN MAINTAINING A DRY AIRMASS OVER PORTIONS OF THE APPALACHIAN
   MOUNTAINS...WITH LATE MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON RH VALUES AOB 30
   PERCENT. FARTHER WEST...A WEAK/LOW AMPLITUDE UPPER LEVEL S/W TROUGH
   IS EXPECTED TO MOVE EAST ACROSS THE CENTRAL/SRN HIGH PLAINS DURING
   SATURDAY AFTERNOON. AS TEMPERATURES CLIMB INTO THE 50S AND 60S OVER
   ERN NM/WRN TX...STEEPENING LOW LEVEL LAPSE RATES WILL AID IN MIXING
   MODERATE WLY FLOW DOWN TO THE SURFACE...FAVORING WIND GUSTS OF 20-30
   MPH. HOWEVER...MINIMUM RH VALUES ARE FORECAST TO REMAIN ABOVE
   CRITICAL VALUES...WHICH WILL NEGATE A MORE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER
   THREAT.
   
   ..GARNER.. 12/12/2009
   
   ...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 120746
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0146 AM CST SAT DEC 12 2009
   
   VALID 131200Z - 141200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A WEAK UPPER TROUGH OVER THE WRN CONUS IS FORECAST TO PERTURB A
   MAINLY ZONAL FLOW PATTERN OVER THE NATION ON SUNDAY...WHILE A NRN
   STREAM DISTURBANCE DROPS S TOWARD THE PAC NW. AT THE SURFACE...A
   COLD FRONT WILL EXTEND WSW OUT OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION AND TOWARD
   THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS AND THEN NW INTO THE NRN ROCKIES...WITH COLD
   HIGH PRESSURE TEMPORARILY LOCKED IN PLACE OVER THE NRN PLAINS. DRY
   SWLY WINDS ARE FORECAST TO DEVELOP S OF THE COLD FRONT OVER THE SRN
   HIGH PLAINS...WITH MODERATING AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES AND DECREASING
   RH VALUES EXPECTED OVER W TX.
   
   ...W TX...
   WEST-SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS BOTH ALOFT AND AT THE SURFACE ARE FORECAST
   TO STRENGTHEN BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON OVER W TX AND ERN NM AS ANOTHER
   UPPER DISTURBANCE MOVES EAST ACROSS THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST AND A LEE
   TROUGH STRENGTHENS OVER THE HIGH PLAINS. RH VALUES OVER W TX MAY
   BRIEFLY APPROACH 20 PERCENT AS TEMPERATURES CLIMB THROUGH THE
   60S...WHILE WIND GUSTS PEAK AT AROUND 20-30 MPH...BUT CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
   
   ..GARNER.. 12/12/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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