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Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 090850
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0350 AM CDT TUE MAY 09 2006
   
   VALID 091200Z - 101200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR FAR ERN AZ / MUCH OF NM / WRN
   TX...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   BROAD UPPER TROUGH WILL SHIFT EWD INTO THE CENTRAL U.S. AND INTO THE
    UPPER/MID MS VALLEY BY WED MORNING. AT THE SURFACE...A HEAT LOW
   WILL FORM OVER TX WITH STRONG WLY FLOW BEHIND THE LOW ACROSS NM AND
   W TX. OVER THE NE...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN WHICH WILL KEEP RH
   LEVELS RELATIVELY LOW WWD INTO LOWER MI. 
   
   OVER THE SERN STATES...RH LEVELS WILL RISE ACROSS THE FL PENINSULA
   WITH A CHANCE OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - FAR ERN AZ / MUCH OF NM / WRN
   TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WLY WINDS / VERY LOW RH AND HOT
   TEMPERATURES
   
   WINDS WILL INCREASE TO AROUND 20 MPH OVER MUCH OF THE AREA AS SRN
   EDGE OF UPPER TROUGH MOVES BY AND LOW PRESSURE FORMS OVER TX.
   STRONGER GUSTS OF 20-30 MPH WILL BE EASILY ATTAINED OVER MUCH OF SRN
   NM AND SWRN TX...WHERE IT WILL BE HOT. TEMPERATURES WILL REACH THE
   LOWER 100S INTO SWRN TX...WITH EXTREMELY LOW RH LEVELS OF 5-10
   PERCENT. WINDS WILL WEAKEN BUT PERSIST OVERNIGHT WHICH WILL KEEP RH
   RECOVERY POOR.
   
   ...WEST CENTRAL TX...
   WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL EXTEND EWD INTO CENTRAL TX TODAY...WITH
   HOT TEMPERATURES OF 95-100 AND RH OF 15-20 PERCENT DURING PEAK
   HEATING. WINDS WILL BE A BIT LESS...NEAR 15 MPH. ALSO...RECENT
   PRECIPITATION ACROSS THIS AREA WILL TEND TO MITIGATE OVERALL FIRE
   THREAT.
   
   ...NRN AND ERN LOWER MI...
   HIGH PRESSURE TO THE EAST WILL PROVIDE A DRY AIR MASS AND MODERATE
   SLY WINDS NEAR 15 MPH. MIN RH LEVELS WILL BE MARGINALLY LOW MAINLY
   IN THE 30 PERCENT RANGE. GIVEN RECENT LACK OF
   PRECIPITATION...INCREASED FIRE THREAT REMAINS.
   
   ...CENTRAL AND SRN FL...
   MOISTURE WILL INCREASE TODAY WITH AT LEAST ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
   STORMS LIKELY CENTRAL AND NRN AREAS. THE FAR SRN PENINSULA AND KEYS
   WILL LIKELY REMAIN DRY...WITH MARGINALLY LOW RH AND WARM
   TEMPERATURES. WINDS WILL BE RELATIVELY LIGHT COMPARED TO PREVIOUS
   FEW DAYS...WHICH WILL DECREASE FIRE THREAT ALTHOUGH IT WILL REMAIN
   ELEVATED ANYWHERE RAIN DOES NOT FALL DUE TO DROUGHT.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 05/09/2006
   
   ...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 090941
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0441 AM CDT TUE MAY 09 2006
   
   VALID 101200Z - 111200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   MAIN UPPER TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO AMPLIFY OVER UPPER AND MIDDLE MS
   VALLEYS...CAUSING WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION TO SPREAD EWD. AT THE
   SURFACE...STRONG WINDS WILL EXIST ACROSS THE NRN AND CENTRAL PLAINS
   BEHIND A COLD FRONT...WITH DRY AND OCCASIONALLY WINDY CONDITIONS
   NEAR TAIL END OF FRONT OVER NRN NM.
   
   ELSEWHERE...IT WILL REMAIN WARM OVER SRN FL WITH LOWERING RH LEVELS
   DURING THE AFTERNOON...WITH DECREASED FIRE THREAT COMPARED TO
   PREVIOUS DAY...ALTHOUGH STILL ELEVATED.
   
   ...NM AND FAR SW TX...
   NEAR CRITICAL CONDITIONS WILL EXIST WED AS A DRY AIR MASS REMAINS IN
   PLACE. ALTHOUGH UPPER TROUGH WILL BE DEPARTING...ENOUGH FLOW WILL
   REMAIN FOR SUSTAINED 15 MPH WLY WINDS OVER NM INTO FAR SW TX. SOME
   AREAS..ESPECIALLY OVER NRN NM...COULD SEE WINDS NEAR 20 MPH. RH
   LEVELS WILL BE HIGHER THAN PREVIOUS DAY DUE TO COOLING
   TEMPERATURES...BUT MIN VALUES WILL STILL BE LOW AT 10-15 PERCENT.
   
   ...CENTRAL AND NRN PLAINS...
   IT WILL BECOME QUITE WINDY BEHIND THE COLD FRONT WITH NWLY WINDS OF
   20-30 MPH. IT WILL BE COOL WITH TEMPERATURES ONLY IN THE 50S AND
   60S...BUT RH LEVELS WILL RANGE FROM 25-35 PERCENT.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 05/09/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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