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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 060741
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0241 AM CDT SAT MAY 06 2006
   
   VALID 061200Z - 071200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A RELATIVELY ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN WILL PERSIST WITH SPLIT FLOW
   REGIME. EMBEDDED SHORTWAVE IN SRN STREAM WILL BRING SIGNIFICANT
   RAINFALL TO THE SRN PLAINS INTO THE LOWER MS VALLEY. TO THE EAST OF
   THIS WAVE...A SURFACE HIGH WILL KEEP CONDITIONS VERY DRY ACROSS MOST
   OF THE FL PENINSULA WITH MODERATE WLY FLOW AND WARM TEMPERATURES. 
   TO THE NORTH...A WEAK AND PROGRESSIVE UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE EWD
   ACROSS MT...BRINGING WLY WINDS BUT NO PRECIPITATION. MEANWHILE...A
   VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE SRN ROCKIES BUT WINDS WILL
   BE LIGHTER.
   
   ...FL...
   INDICATIONS ARE THAT RH LEVELS WILL BE SIMILAR BUT PERHAPS A BIT
   HIGHER THAN PREVIOUS DAY WITH VERY WARM TEMPERATURES PERSISTING. MIN
   RH VALUES OF 30-40 PERCENT APPEAR LIKELY DURING THE AFTERNOON
   HOURS...WITH THE LOWEST VALUES IN THE INTERIOR. WLY WINDS WILL
   AVERAGE 10-15 MPH...WITH OCCASIONALLY HIGHER GUSTS. GIVEN ONGOING
   DROUGHT...CONDITIONS WILL APPROACH CRITICAL LEVELS DURING THE
   AFTERNOON.
   
   ...MT...
   WLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20-25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ACROSS
   CENTRAL AND NRN MT TODAY IN RESPONSE TO WEAK UPPER SHORTWAVE AND
   SURFACE COLD FRONT. RH WILL BE LOW FROM 15-20 PERCENT DURING THE
   PEAK HEATING HOURS...BUT HAINES INDEX WILL BE IN THE LOW CATEGORY
   AND WINDS WILL DECREASE QUICKLY OVERNIGHT WITH COOL TEMPERATURES BY
   MORNING.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 05/06/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 060743
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0243 AM CDT SAT MAY 06 2006
   
   VALID 071200Z - 081200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A WEAK UPPER TROUGH AXIS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE ROCKIES...CAUSING AN
   INCREASE IN WLY WINDS. AHEAD OF THIS UPPER TROUGH...A SURFACE LOW
   WILL DEVELOP OVER SD WITH STRONG SLY WINDS AT THE SURFACE FOR MUCH
   OF THE NRN PLAINS. RH WILL BE LOW AS WELL WITH MARGINAL FIRE
   CONCERNS INTO PORTIONS OF THE DAKOTAS/MN/WI. TO THE EAST...A STRONG
   AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE NERN STATES...BRINGING
   COOL TEMPERATURES BUT LOW RH ALONG WITH MODERATE WLY WINDS.
   MEANWHILE WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER THE FL PENINSULA
   WITH MARGINAL WINDS SPEEDS.
   
   ...FL PENINSULA...
   CONDITIONS SUNDAY WILL BE SIMILAR TO PREVIOUS DAY WITH WARM
   TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 80S AND LOWER 90S AND MIN AFTERNOON RH
   AROUND 30-40 PERCENT INLAND. SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
   AVERAGE 10-15 MPH. COMBINATION OF WIND AND RH...ALONG WITH
   PERSISTENT DROUGHT...WILL ALLOW NEAR CRITICAL CONDITIONS TO OCCUR
   INTERIOR FL.
   
   ...ERN DAKOTAS INTO MN AND WI...
   STRENGTHENING SLY WINDS AHEAD OF SURFACE LOW AND LOW RH VALUES WILL
   ALLOW FOR MARGINALLY CRITICAL CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP IN AREAS THAT
   HAVE RECEIVED LITTLE RAIN SUCH AS NRN WI AND MN. SUSTAINED SOUTH
   WINDS NEAR 20 MPH WILL BE LIKELY...ALONG WITH MIN RH OF 25-35
   PERCENT AS TEMPERATURES WARM 5 TO 10 DEGREES OVER PREVIOUS DAY.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 05/06/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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