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Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0157 AM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

Valid 171200Z - 181200Z

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL INTO NORTHERN
CA...
...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN CA...

...Synopsis...
...Portions of Central into Northern CA...

Elevated to critical conditions will be ongoing Sunday morning with
low RH and gusty winds across the region. As the upper trough
continues to track east through the day, deep-layer northerly flow
will weaken. The surface pressure gradient also will weaken and
winds should begin to diminish by late morning/early afternoon.
While critical conditions are expected to improve by around midday,
some gusty winds could linger in higher elevations and wind-prone
areas through much of the day and elevated fire conditions will
persist through much of Sunday.

...Portions of Southern CA...

The story across southern CA will be much the same on Sunday as the
previous several days with moderate to strong Santa Ana winds
ongoing at the beginning of the period, and continuing through at
least Sunday afternoon. Sustained winds of 20-30 mph with higher
gusts are expected in conjunction with RH values in the 10-15
percent range across much of the region. This will lead to
widespread critical conditions across the greater Los Angeles area.
Winds will be lighter further south toward San Diego County, but
breezy and very dry conditions will persist there as well and
elevated fire weather conditions are expected.

..Leitman.. 12/16/2017

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...

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