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DAY 3-8 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0226 PM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

VALID 281200Z - 031200Z

NO LARGE SCALE FIRE WEATHER AREAS ARE EXPECTED.

THE OVERALL UPPER PATTERN WILL HAVE A BROAD UPPER TROUGH OVER THE
CNTRL AND WESTERN STATES WITH SEVERAL DISTURBANCES MOVING THROUGH
THE MEAN UPPER TROUGH.  BY LATE NEXT WEEK...MODELS INDICATE THE MAIN
UPPER TROUGH WILL TRY TO CLOSE OFF AND THEN MOVE SLOWLY EASTWARD TO
THE SRN PLAINS BY THE WEEKEND.

AN UPPER RIDGE WILL GENERALLY HOLD OFF THE WEST COAST.

BY TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY...MODELS INDICATE THE GREAT BASIN SURFACE
HIGH WILL STRENGTHEN ONCE AGAIN AND WITH A FAVORABLE PRESSURE
GRADIENT...OFFSHORE WINDS FOR AT LEAST TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY ARE
LIKELY FOR PORTIONS OF SRN CA.  HOWEVER...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOL
AND RECENT RAINS HAVE PRODUCED MAINLY MOIST FUELS FOR SRN CA.

PERIODIC SURGES OF COLD SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROGRESS ACROSS
THE AREA EAST OF THE ROCKIES...KEEPING TEMPERATURES COLD AND
REDUCING ANY FIRE THREAT.

..BOTHWELL.. 12/26/2014

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



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