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FNUS21 KWNS 261620
FWDDY1

DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1019 AM CST WED NOV 26 2014

VALID 261700Z - 271200Z

NO CHANGES TO THE PREVIOUS FORECAST.

..PICCA.. 11/26/2014

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0213 AM CST WED NOV 26 2014/

...SYNOPSIS...
LARGE UPPER TROUGH COVERING MUCH OF THE CNTRL AND ERN CONUS AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD WILL DEAMPLIFY AND TREND TOWARDS A MORE
NEGATIVE TILT AS AN EMBEDDED STRONG SHORTWAVE TROUGH TRAVERSES NEWD
ALONG THE ERN SEABOARD. ANOTHER SHORTWAVE TROUGH EMBEDDED WITHIN
THIS LARGER TROUGH WILL MOVE FROM THE MID MO RIVER VALLEY THROUGH
THE TN RIVER VALLEY. UPPER RIDGE ALONG THE W COAST WILL DAMPEN
SOMEWHAT AS A SHORTWAVE APPROACHES THE PACIFIC NW. AT THE
SURFACE...LOW JUST OFF THE E COAST WILL PROGRESS NNEWD WHILE
DEEPENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE GREAT BASIN AND FOUR
CORNERS WHILE GRADUALLY WEAKENING.

...COASTAL MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS OF SRN CA...
07Z SURFACE OBSERVATIONS REVEALED A LAX-TPH GRADIENT NEAR 7 MB WITH
WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 15 MPH ACROSS THE REGION. OFFSHORE
GRADIENT WILL LIKELY BE STRONGEST AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD --
12Z/WED -- WITH A GRADUAL DECREASE ANTICIPATED AS THE SURFACE HIGH
OVER THE GREAT BASIN WEAKENS. SUSTAINED WINDS WILL LIKELY REMAIN
BELOW 20 MPH WITH ONLY OCCASIONAL GUSTS OVER 25 MPH ANTICIPATED. AS
A RESULT...DESPITE TEMPERATURES IN THE 80S AND RH VALUES BELOW 15
PERCENT...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE ONLY ANTICIPATED IN
AN ISOLATED/SPOTTY BASIS. WIDESPREAD ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY.

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



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