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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 160739
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0139 AM CST WED DEC 16 2009
   
   VALID 161200Z - 171200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A S/W TROUGH IS FORECAST TO LIFT ACROSS NEW ENGLAND ON
   WEDNESDAY...WHILE SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE LOCATED UPSTREAM OF THIS
   FEATURE TRANSLATES E-SEWD ACROSS THE OH VALLEY REGION. OFFSHORE FLOW
   WILL PREDOMINATE SOUTH OF THE SURFACE HIGH...ADVECTING DRY AIR INTO
   THE SERN CONUS. THOUGH PORTIONS OF THE REGION MAY EXPERIENCE LATE
   MORNING-AFTERNOON RH VALUES IN THE 30S...RECENT PRECIPITATION IN
   ADDITION TO GENERALLY LIGHT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS AND RELATIVELY
   COOL TEMPERATURES SHOULD PRECLUDE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   FARTHER WEST...HIGH PRESSURE IS STILL FORECAST TO MIGRATE EWD AWAY
   FROM THE SRN HIGH PLAINS...WHILE A WEAK SURFACE TROUGH DEVELOPS
   ALONG THE LEE OF THE ROCKIES. THIS WILL FAVOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
   SWLY WINDS BY AFTERNOON...WITH GUSTS POTENTIALLY AS HIGH AS 20-30
   MPH. HOWEVER...DAYTIME TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO REMAIN FAIRLY
   COOL...AND SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS ALONG WITH MINIMUM RH VALUES SHOULD
   BE BELOW CRITICAL VALUES. FINALLY...MAINLY WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW IS
   DEPICTED IN MODEL GUIDANCE OVER SRN CA...WITH TEMPERATURES CLIMBING
   TOWARD 70 AND RH VALUES POSSIBLY FALLING INTO THE TEENS.
   HOWEVER...UNFAVORABLE FUEL CONDITIONS RESULTING FROM RECENT
   PRECIPITATION WILL PRECLUDE ANY FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.
   
   ..GARNER.. 12/16/2009
   
   ...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 160741
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0141 AM CST WED DEC 16 2009
   
   VALID 171200Z - 181200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO APPROACH THE ATLANTIC COAST ON
   THURSDAY...WITH WEAK NELY TO ELY WINDS DEVELOPING FROM THE ERN
   CAROLINAS ACROSS GA AND INTO MS...AND SLY FLOW OVER THE TN/OH VALLEY
   REGION. DRY AIR EMANATING FROM THE SURFACE HIGH WILL ONCE AGAIN
   RESULT IN POTENTIALLY LOW RH VALUES IN THE 30-50 PERCENT RANGE
   ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE SERN CONUS AND SRN APPALACHIANS...BUT
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE MINIMIZED DUE TO WEAK
   SUSTAINED WINDS AND GENERALLY COOL TEMPERATURES. MEANWHILE ALONG THE
   W COAST...AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BEGIN TO AMPLIFY. HIGH PRESSURE
   LOCATED IMMEDIATELY DOWNSTREAM OF THE RIDGE OVER THE GREAT BASIN
   WILL RESULT IN OFFSHORE FLOW ACROSS SRN CA...WITH THE HIGHEST
   SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS AND GUSTS MOST LIKELY WITHIN FAVORED CANYONS
   AND PASSES. TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S AND RH VALUES IN THE TEENS ARE
   EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION...BUT UNFAVORABLE FUEL CONDITIONS WILL
   NEGATE ANY FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.
   
   ..GARNER.. 12/16/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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