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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 181033
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK CORR 1
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0433 AM CST SAT MAR 18 2006
   
   VALID 181200Z - 191200Z
   
   CORRECTED FOR ADDITION OF DE
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR MUCH OF VA/NORTHERN NC/MUCH OF
   MD/SOUTHEAST PA/NJ/DE/FAR EASTERN WV...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LARGE SCALE UPPER TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO ENCOMPASS EASTERN CANADA
   AND THE NORTHEAST STATES...WHILE UPPER LOW CENTERED OVER SOUTHERN CA
   MIGRATES EASTWARD TO AZ/SOUTHERN UT TONIGHT. UPPER RIDGE/SURFACE
   HIGH PRESSURE AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL DOMINATE FROM THE NORTHERN
   PLAINS TO THE SOUTHEAST STATES. MUCH OF DROUGHT-STRICKEN OK AND TX
   WILL SEE GOOD CHANCES FOR MUCH NEEDED RAINFALL THROUGH TONIGHT.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - MUCH OF VA/NORTHERN NC/MUCH OF
   MD/SOUTHEAST PA/NJ/DE/FAR EASTERN WV...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS/LOW RH/DROUGHT
   
   AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS EAST TOWARD THE REGION...A VERY DRY AIRMASS
   IN PRESENCE OF STRONG WEST/NORTHWEST DOWNSLOPE WINDS WILL LEAD TO A
   HEIGHTENED FIRE DANGER TODAY ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC STATES.
   SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS WILL REACH 20-25 MPH THIS AFTERNOON...WITH
   SOME HIGHER GUSTS. ATTRIBUTABLE TO AMPLE MIXING AND POTENTIAL SINGLE
   DIGIT DEWPOINTS THIS AFTERNOON...VERY LOW MINIMUM RH VALUES OF 15-25
   PERCENT ARE ANTICIPATED. SEASONAL AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE
   FROM THE MIDDLE 40S ACROSS SOUTHEAST PA/NJ/MD TO THE MIDDLE 50S
   ACROSS NORTHERN NC.
   
   ...SOUTHERN NM/SOUTHEAST AZ...
   BROAD/STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY MID AND UPPER FLOW WILL EXIST ACROSS MUCH
   OF THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES AHEAD OF UPPER LOW CROSSING THE LOWER CO
   RIVER VALLEY. STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20-30 MPH ARE LIKELY...WITH
   HIGHER GUSTS...ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NM AND SOUTHEAST AZ. IN SPITE
   OF THE VERY STRONG WINDS AND DROUGHT CONDITIONS...CLOUD COVER AND/OR
   SUFFICIENTLY HIGH RH VALUES SHOULD TEND TO LIMIT THE OVERALL THREAT.
   
   ...SC/GA/FL...
   IN PRESENCE OF UPPER RIDGE AND SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE...DRY AIRMASS
   WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST STATES TODAY. MINIMUM RH VALUES
   WILL RANGE FROM 20-25 PERCENT ACROSS SC...TO 30-35 PERCENT ACROSS
   INTERIOR FL. RELATIVELY LIGHT WINDS /10 MPH OR LESS/ WILL TEND TO
   TEMPER THE FIRE WEATHER THREAT TODAY.
   
   ..GUYER.. 03/18/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 181004
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0404 AM CST SAT MAR 18 2006
   
   VALID 191200Z - 201200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR VA/MUCH OF MD/EASTERN PA/NJ/FAR
   EASTERN WV/NORTHERN NC...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER TROUGH WILL ADVANCE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES/NORTHERN
   MEXICO ON SUNDAY...AS SURFACE LOW DEEPENS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HIGH
   PLAINS. MUCH NEEDED SCATTERED SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE COMMON
   ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND ARKLATEX VICINITY. ELSEWHERE...UPPER
   RIDGING WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST/MID ATLANTIC
   STATES...WITH SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDING FROM THE NORTHERN
   PLAINS TO THE MID ATLANTIC STATES.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - VA/MUCH OF MD/EASTERN PA/NJ/FAR
   EASTERN WV/NORTHERN NC...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: GUSTY WEST/NORTHWEST WINDS AND LOW RH
   
   OVERALL SCENARIO WILL FLUCTUATE LITTLE ON SUNDAY ACROSS THE MID
   ATLANTIC STATES...WITH ANOTHER DAY OF DRY CONDITIONS/GUSTY WINDS AND
   A HEIGHTENED FIRE DANGER. WITH STRONG CYCLONIC BELT OF LOW/MID LEVEL
   WINDS REMAINING ACROSS THE REGION...WEST/NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15-25
   MPH ARE AGAIN LIKELY SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ALTHOUGH
   DEWPOINTS/RH VALUES MAY TEND TO BE SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN
   SATURDAY...MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL STILL RANGE FROM 30-35 PERCENT
   ACROSS SOUTHEAST PA/NJ...TO AROUND 20 PERCENT ACROSS VA/NORTHERN NC.
   
   ...EASTERN NM/WEST TX...
   AS UPPER TROUGH CROSSES THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES...SURFACE CYCLOGENESIS
   WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS. STRONG/GUSTY SOUTHWEST
   WINDS OF 20-30 MPH WILL BE PREVALENT -- ESPECIALLY ACROSS EASTERN NM
   -- ALTHOUGH CLOUD COVER WILL TEND TO DETER DEEPER MIXING AND WIND
   GUST POTENTIAL. IN ADDITION TO CLOUD COVER/SUFFICIENTLY HIGH RH
   VALUES...ANY DAY 1 PRECIPITATION AND CONTINUING POSSIBILITY FOR
   SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS SUNDAY WILL ALSO BE A LIMITING FACTOR.
   
   ..GUYER.. 03/18/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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