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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS21 KWNS 060810
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   400 AM CST THU MAR 06 2003
     
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWE98 KWNS
   VALID 061200-071200
     
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   UPPER FLOW WILL BECOME MORE ZONAL TODAY.  WARM DRY AND BREEZY
   CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE SRN ROCKIES AND PLAINS...WHILE
   THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE GULF COAST.  
     
   ...WRN TX...
   THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BE MUCH DRIER TODAY AS UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVES
   EWD AND WEAKENS...ALLOWING TEMPERATURES WARM.  WLY FLOW ALOFT WILL
   PERSIST HOWEVER...ALLOWING A LEE TROUGH TO DEVELOP FROM SERN CO SWD
   THROUGH W TX.  HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL AVERAGE 5 F WARMER THAN
   PREVIOUS DAY...IN THE MID 60S TO NEAR 70 F.  THESE WARMER
   TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH MUCH DRIER AIR THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE
   ATMOSPHERE WILL ALLOW MIN RH LEVELS TO DROP CRITICALLY LOW AT THE
   SURFACE...INTO THE 10-15 PERCENT RANGE DURING THE AFTERNOON.  WIND
   SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MARGINAL HOWEVER...AVERAGING FROM 15-20
   MPH DURING THE DAYTIME WITH GUSTS OF 25-30 MPH DURING THE
   AFTERNOON.  
   
   ...INTERIOR FL PENINSULA...
   VERY WARM TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TODAY UNDERNEATH A FLAT UPPER
   RIDGE.  HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 80S TO NEAR 90 F WILL CAUSE
   INLAND RH LEVELS DURING THE AFTERNOON AS LOW AS 40-45 PERCENT. 
   WARM TEMPERATURES AND SWLY FLOW IN THE LOW LEVELS OF 15-20 MPH WILL
   ALLOW FOR MIXING DEPTHS OF 4500-5000 FT AGL.  CONDITIONS SUGGEST
   MARGINAL THREAT DURING THE AFTERNOON GIVEN RECENT DROUGHT OVER
   PORTIONS OF THE SRN PENINSULA.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 03/06/03
     
   SPC FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE
     
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Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 060810
   STORM PREDICTION CENTER...NWS/NCEP...NORMAN OK
   400 AM CST THU MAR 06 2003
     
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK...REF AWIPS GRAPHIC PMWI98 KWNS
   VALID 071200-081200
     
   ...NO LARGE-SCALE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
     
   ...SYNOPSIS... 
   UPPER FLOW WILL BE ZONAL ON FRIDAY...WITH A WEAK RIDGE OVER NM AND
   W TX...AHEAD OF A WEAK SHORTWAVE TROUGH COMING INTO NRN MEXICO. 
   WARM DRY AIR WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RIDGE...BUT WINDS WILL BE
   LIGHT.  RH LEVELS WILL REMAIN WELL ABOVE CRITICAL LEVELS OVER SRN
   CA WITH LIGHT WINDS...AND TEMPERATURES WILL COOL SLIGHTLY OVER FL
   WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN OVER THE N.    
   
   ...SERN NM / W TX...
   VERY DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE ON FRIDAY DUE TO AN UPPER RIDGE AND
   WARMING TEMPERATURES. AS TEMPERATURES WARM FURTHER INTO THE MID 70S
   F...RH VALUES DURING THE AFTERNOON WILL DROP INTO THE 10-15 PERCENT
   RANGE.  WINDS WILL BE MUCH LOWER THAN ON PREVIOUS DAYS...SWLY
   SUSTAINED SPEEDS LESS THAN 15 MPH WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS.    
   
   ..JEWELL.. 03/06/03
      
   SPC FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE
     
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