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Dec 2, 2016 Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Fri Dec 2 16:22:02 UTC 2016 (Print Version | 20161202 2000Z Day 2 FireWX shapefile | 20161202 2000Z Day 2 FireWX KML)
Day 2 Fire
 Population  Cities/Towns  CWAs  Interstates  Counties  FEMA Regions  Day 2 Surface Analysis

Risk Area (sq. mi.) Area Pop. Some Larger Population Centers in Risk Area
Critical 4,126 14,157,016 Los Angeles, CA...Long Beach, CA...Santa Ana, CA...Anaheim, CA...Riverside, CA...
   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 021618

   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1018 AM CST FRI DEC 02 2016

   VALID 031200Z - 041200Z

   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA...

   SIMILAR TO D1/FRI...SOUTHEASTWARD SPATIAL ADJUSTMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE
   TO THE ONGOING FORECAST TO ACCOUNT FOR AREAS OF PERSISTENT ELEVATED
   TO CRITICAL ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS AND DRY FUELS.  THESE CHANGES
   WERE MADE IN CONJUNCTION WITH WFO SGX...WHO MENTIONED THAT LOCAL
   FD/FUELS EXPERTS INDICATED LOCALIZED AREAS OF CRITICALLY DRY FUELS A
   BIT FARTHER SOUTH AND EAST OF THE CRITICAL.  

   OTHERWISE...NO CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE OUTLOOK.  FOR MORE
   INFORMATION...PLEASE SEE THE PREVIOUS FORECAST BELOW.

   ..COOK.. 12/02/2016

   .PREV DISCUSSION.../ISSUED 0239 AM CST FRI DEC 02 2016/

   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN ACTIVE SANTA ANA EVENT WILL BE ONGOING ACROSS COASTAL SOUTHERN CA
   ON SATURDAY. STRONG DEEP-LAYER NORTH-NORTHEASTERLY FLOW WILL
   CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF THE PACIFIC COAST WITH AN UPPER RIDGE
   OFFSHORE OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC AND A CLOSED LOW CONTINUING TO
   DROP SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OVER WESTERN MEXICO. MEANWHILE...A SHORTWAVE
   TROUGH WILL SLOWLY MIGRATE EAST ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
   PLAINS WHILE A WEAK UPPER RIDGE BUILDS EAST OF THE MS RIVER. 

   ...SOUTHERN CA...

   CONDITIONS WILL BE SIMILAR TO THOSE ON FRIDAY...WITH STRONG OFFSHORE
   WINDS ONGOING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD AND CONTINUING THROUGH
   THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. TEMPERATURES WILL BE A LITTLE WARMER ON
   SATURDAY AS WELL...WITH HIGHS RANGING FROM THE 70S IN LOWER
   ELEVATIONS TO THE 50S AND 60S IN HIGHER ELEVATIONS. STRONG NORTHEAST
   WINDS AROUND 35 MPH GUSTING TO 60 MPH WILL BE COMMON IN THE
   FOOTHILLS AND MOUNTAINS...WITH SOMEWHAT LOWER SPEEDS EXPECTED IN
   LOWER ELEVATIONS IN THE IMMEDIATE L.A. VICINITY. AS A RESULT...
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES MAY BE A BIT LOWER THAN ON FRIDAY...
   GENERALLY IN THE 8-15 PERCENT RANGE WITH SOME HIGHER READINGS IN THE
   MOUNTAINS. DEEP-LAYER NORTHERLY FLOW WILL WEAKEN SATURDAY NIGHT AND
   WIND SPEEDS WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

   ...SOUTHERN GA INTO NORTHERN FL...

   CONDITIONS WILL BE SIMILAR TO FRIDAY WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
   VALUES EXPECTED AS MOISTURE ACROSS THE REGION REMAINS LIMITED. LIGHT
   EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL ONCE AGAIN MITIGATE THE FIRE WEATHER
   THREAT HOWEVER.

   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...

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