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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 220835
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0235 AM CST FRI JAN 22 2010
   
   VALID 221200Z - 231200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A DEEP TROUGH OVER THE WRN CONUS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EWD TODAY
   ALLOWING A STRONG JET MAX TO OVERSPREAD THE SRN PLAINS. A LEE LOW
   OVER ERN CO WILL HELP DEVELOP A LOW LEVEL JET OF 50 TO 60 KTS OVER
   PORTIONS OF WRN TX LEADING TO HEIGHTENED FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS. 
   FURTHER E A HIGHLY AMPLIFIED RIDGE WILL DOMINATE E OF THE
   MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
   
   ...FAR SW TX...
   SLY FLOW WILL INCREASE TODAY IN RESPONSE TO AN APPROACHING TROUGH
   AND A DEEPENING LEE LOW OVER ERN CO. CONDITIONS WILL BE MARGINALLY
   DRY WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDIFIES IN THE MID 20S. ACROSS THE SRN
   BIG BEND AREA...LOCALIZED MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDIFIES IN THE MID
   TEENS WILL BE POSSIBLE. FORECAST SOUNDING DATA INDICATES SUFFICIENT
   MIXING WILL OCCUR AND SFC GUSTS BETWEEN 35 AND 45 KTS WILL BE
   POSSIBLE.
   
   ..STOPPKOTTE/JEWELL.. 01/22/2010
   
   ...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 220835
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0235 AM CST FRI JAN 22 2010
   
   VALID 231200Z - 241200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   ON SATURDAY...A DEEP UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL CONTINUE AN EWD TRACK
   INTO THE CENTRAL CONUS WITH A STRONG JET MAX LOCATED OVER SRN/CNTRL
   TX. A STRONG SFC LOW OVER OK/KS WILL CREATE A STRONG PRESSURE
   GRADIENT ALONG THE FRONT RANGE SWD INTO WRN TX. A COLD FRONT WILL
   MOVE SEWD FROM THE CNTRL PLAINS INTO THE S CNTRL CONUS DURING THE
   LATE MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON. A HIGHLY AMPLIFIED UPPER RIDGE WILL
   CONTINUE ACROSS THE ERN SEABOARD WITH WEAK SLY SFC WINDS AND HIGH
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY.
   
   ...WRN TX...
   ON SATURDAY...NEAR CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS WILL EXIST ACROSS
   PORTIONS OF WRN TX. SWLY FLOW WILL TURN WLY DURING THE AFTERNOON
   BEHIND A COLD FRONT. A LOW LEVEL JET OF AROUND 50 KTS COMBINED WITH
   DRY LOW LEVEL INDICATED BY INVERTED V SHAPED FORECAST SOUNDINGS WILL
   ALLOW SFC WINDS TO GUST UP TO 50 KTS. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL
   REMAIN MARGINAL WITH MINIMUM VALUES IN THE LOW TO MID 20S.
   HOWEVER...DAYTIME MAX TEMPS WILL BE MUCH COOLER AND SOME HIGH LEVEL
   CLOUDINESS WILL LIMIT HEATING.
   
   ..STOPPKOTTE/JEWELL.. 01/22/2010
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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