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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 200853
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0253 AM CST MON MAR 20 2006
   
   VALID 201200Z - 211200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL/SOUTH
   TX...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A STRONG UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE OUT OF THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES
   TODAY...REACHING THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BY EARLY TUESDAY
   MORNING. ASSOCIATED SURFACE LOW PRESSURE AND COLD FRONT WILL ADVANCE
   ACROSS THE ARKLATEX AND LOWER MISSISSIPPI/TENNESSEE VALLEYS THROUGH
   TONIGHT...WHILE SECONDARY COLD FRONT DROPS SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE
   SOUTHERN PLAINS. SIMILAR TO WHAT WAS SEEN THIS WEEKEND ACROSS MUCH
   OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS...PLENTIFUL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
   LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND SOUTHEAST STATES TODAY/TONIGHT...WITH
   HEAVY SNOW ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS/PORTIONS OF THE MID MISSOURI
   VALLEY. IN THE WEST...NEXT IN SERIES OF UPPER TROUGHS WILL REACH THE
   WEST COAST...BRINGING PRECIPITATION TO MUCH OF NORTHERN/CENTRAL CA.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL/SOUTH
   TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG/GUSTY WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS AND LOW RH
   
   STRONG/GUSTY WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED ACROSS A LARGE
   PORTION OF EASTERN NM AND WEST/CENTRAL TX TODAY IN WAKE OF LOW
   PRESSURE AND COLD FRONT/DRYLINE MOVING TOWARD THE ARKLATEX VICINITY.
   IN PRESENCE OF DOWNSLOPE TRAJECTORIES/DRYING AIRMASS...SUSTAINED
   WIND SPEEDS OF 25-35 MPH ARE EXPECTED /WITH HIGHER GUSTS/ ACROSS
   SOUTHWEST/WEST TX...WITH 15-25 MPH WIND SPEEDS ACROSS SOUTH
   CENTRAL/SOUTH TX. RELATIVELY LESSER AND/OR NO RAINFALL THIS WEEKEND
   ACROSS SOUTHWEST INTO SOUTH CENTRAL/SOUTH TX SUGGESTS A FAVORED
   DELINEATION FOR CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS TODAY...IN CONTRAST TO
   AREAS FURTHER NORTH THAT RECEIVED COPIOUS RAINFALL.
   
   ...EASTERN NM AND WEST/CENTRAL TX...
   IN A SCENARIO THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE FAVORABLE FOR A SIGNIFICANT
   FIRE WEATHER THREAT...WEEKEND RAINFALL SHOULD TEND TO TEMPER THE
   CRITICAL FIRE POTENTIAL VIA MOIST FINE FUELS FROM EASTERN NM INTO
   NORTHWEST/CENTRAL TX. NEVERTHELESS...LOCALIZED AREAS THAT RECEIVED
   LITTLE OR NO RAINFALL THIS WEEKEND WILL HAVE A HEIGHTENED FIRE
   DANGER IN PRESENCE OF VERY STRONG WESTERLY WINDS AND DRYING AIRMASS.
   
   ...VA/MD/DE/NJ/SOUTHEAST PA/FAR SOUTHERN NY...
   A RELATIVELY DRY AIRMASS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC
   STATES TODAY VIA A PERSISTENCE OF WEST-NORTHWEST DOWNSLOPE
   TRAJECTORIES. IN COMPARISON TO THIS PAST WEEKEND...SLIGHTER HIGHER
   DEWPOINTS/AFTERNOON RH VALUES AND MORE MODEST WINDS ACROSS VA/MD
   SHOULD KEEP THE OVERALL FIRE WEATHER THREAT MARGINAL IN THESE AREAS.
   RELATIVELY STRONGER WINDS WILL EXIST ACROSS SOUTHEAST PA/NJ AND FAR
   SOUTHERN NY...BUT TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOL IN THE 40S.
   
   ..GUYER.. 03/20/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 200855
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0255 AM CST MON MAR 20 2006
   
   VALID 211200Z - 221200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER LOW OVER THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY EARLY TUESDAY WILL MOVE
   ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC STATES...PHASING WITH NORTHEAST
   STATES/EASTERN CANADA BROAD TROUGH. LOW PRESSURE/COLD FRONT WILL
   QUICKLY PUSH EASTWARD ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST STATES. IN THE WAKE OF
   THIS SYSTEM...BROAD CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE WILL YIELD COOL/DRY
   CONDITIONS ACROSS THE CENTRAL STATES.
   
   ...NORTHERN FL/AL/GA/SC...
   IN WAKE OF LOW PRESSURE/COLD FRONT MOVING ACROSS THE REGION EARLY IN
   THE DAY...ENSUING WESTERLY/CONTINENTAL TRAJECTORIES WILL RESULT IN A
   QUICKLY DRYING AIRMASS ACROSS THE REGION. ALTHOUGH AFTERNOON MINIMUM
   RH VALUES MAY FLIRT WITH CRITICAL THRESHOLDS IN PRESENCE OF GUSTY
   WESTERLY WINDS /15-20 MPH/...PRECIPITATION TONIGHT/EARLY TUESDAY
   WILL LIMIT THE POTENTIAL FOR CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS TUESDAY
   AFTERNOON.
   
   ..GUYER.. 03/20/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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