302  
FNUS22 KWNS 160758  
FWDDY2  
 
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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