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FNUS22 KWNS 021618
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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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