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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 130857
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0357 AM CDT SAT MAY 13 2006
   
   VALID 131200Z - 141200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF NRN/CENTRAL FLA...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A BROAD UPPER TROUGH WILL RESIDE OVER THE ERN HALF OF THE NATION
   THROUGH TODAY. AT THE SURFACE NEAR TO BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL
   EXIST OVER MOST OF THE SAME REGION. THE EXCEPTION TO THIS WILL BE
   OVER THE SRN PLAINS AND FLA. OVER THE SRN PLAINS TEMPERATURES WILL
   BE IN THE 80S-90S WITH MIN RH READINGS FROM 15-30 PERCENT SOUTH OF A
   COLD FRONT. WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN 20 MPH / BELOW
   CRITICAL LEVELS/. OVER FLA...TEMPERATURES WILL AVERAGE NEAR NORMAL
   BUT LOW RH READINGS WILL COMBINE WITH MODEST WINDS TO PRODUCE
   CRITICAL/NEAR CRITICAL CONDITIONS. OVER THE WEST...A BROAD UPPER
   RIDGE WILL EXIST ALLOWING FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. LIGHT WINDS
   WILL PRECLUDE ANY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREATS IN THIS REGION.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - NRN FLA...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SUSTAINED WLY WINDS FROM 10-15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP
   TO 20 MPH...MIN RH READINGS FROM 25-35 PERCENT...LONG TERM DROUGHT
   
   ON THE SRN FRINGE OF THE UPPER TROUGH...MILD TEMPERATURES WILL
   RESIDE OVER FLA. THE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL REMAIN MODERATE OVER THE
   AREA AS A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH MOVES THROUGH THE SRN APPALACHIANS AND
   HIGH PRESSURE RESIDES OVER THE ERN GULF OF MEXICO. THUS SUSTAINED
   WLY WINDS WILL AVERAGE FROM 10-15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.
   DEWPTS WILL REMAIN RELATIVELY LOW /IN THE 40S-50S/ AND COMBINED WITH
   SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES...MIN RH READINGS WILL AVERAGE FROM 25-35
   PERCENT PRODUCING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
   
   ...SRN/CENTRAL FLA...
   WITH SFC HIGH PRESSURE IN CLOSER PROXIMITY TO THE SRN HALF OF THE
   STATE...SUSTAINED WINDS IN THIS AREA SHOULD REMAIN LOWER THAN THE
   LAST FEW DAYS /5-10 MPH/. MIN RH READINGS WILL REMAIN LOW /25-35
   PERCENT/ BUT WEAKER WINDS WILL PRECLUDE A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   THREAT.
   
   ...SWRN TX/SRN NM...
   BEHIND A DRYLINE...WLY FLOW WILL SUPPORT WELL ABOVE NORMAL
   TEMPERATURES IN THE 90S-MID 100S. SEASONABLY LOW DEWPTS IN THE
   TEENS/20S WILL RESULT IN MIN RH READINGS FROM 5-10 PERCENT. WIND
   SPEEDS SHOULD REMAIN LESS THAN 20 MPH /EXCEPT FOR GUSTS IN THE
   HIGHEST TERRAIN/...PRECLUDING A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 05/13/2006
   
   ...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 130900
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0400 AM CDT SAT MAY 13 2006
   
   VALID 141200Z - 151200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR NRN/CENTRAL FLA...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE UPPER PATTERN ACROSS THE NATION WILL REMAIN VERY SIMILAR FROM
   TODAY THROUGH TOMORROW...WITH UPPER RIDGING OVER THE WEST AND UPPER
   TROUGHING OVER THE ERN HALF OF THE NATION. AS THE UPPER TROUGH
   SLOWLY DEEPENS SEWD...AN ACCOMPANYING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SWD INTO
   THE SRN PLAINS AND SERN STATES. SWLY WINDS WILL INCREASE AHEAD OF
   THIS FRONT OVER NRN/CENTRAL FLA. ALTHOUGH LOW LEVEL MOISTURE WILL
   INCREASE GRADUALLY...TEMPERATURES WILL INCREASE AS WELL. THUS MIN RH
   READINGS WILL AGAIN REACH CRITICAL LEVELS. FURTHER WEST...MID LEVEL
   MOISTURE WILL BEGIN MOVING WWD ACROSS THE FOUR CORNERS SUPPORTED BY
   A COLD FRONT. DRY LOW LEVELS WILL SUPPORT ISOLATED DRY TSTMS OVER
   THIS REGION.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - NRN/CENTRAL FLA...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: SWLY WINDS FROM 15-20 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 25
   MPH...MIN RH READINGS FROM 25-35 PERCENT...LONG TERM DROUGHT
   
   AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT...SWLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO BETWEEN 15-20
   MPH AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT STRENGTHENS AND LOW LEVEL WINDS FIELDS
   INCREASE AHEAD AN APPROACHING SHORTWAVE TROUGH. ALTHOUGH MOISTURE
   WILL INCREASE...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE IMMEDIATE GULF COAST...
   TEMPERATURES WILL INCREASE AND THUS MIN RH READINGS WILL REMAIN VERY
   LOW /25-35 PERCENT/. THE COMBINATION OF LOW RH READINGS AND MODERATE
   WINDS WILL PRODUCE ANOTHER CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ...SRN FLA...
   THE REGION WILL REMAIN IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO AN AREA OF SURFACE HIGH
   PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE FLA STRAIGHTS. MIN RH READINGS WILL AGAIN
   BE LOW /25-35 PERCENT/ BUT SUSTAINED WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 10
   MPH WILL PRECLUDE A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT. 
   
   ...FOUR CORNERS...
   LOW-MID LEVEL MOISTURE WILL BE MIXED/ADVECTED WWD TO THE WEST OF A
   SFC FRONT THAT WILL BE LOCATED OVER THE CENTRAL MTNS OF NM.
   THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE THE RESULT SUPPORTED BY DAYTIME HEATING AND
   OROGRAPHIC FORCING. VERY WARM TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH LOW DWPTS
   WILL SUPPORT MAINLY DRY TSTMS. THE COVERAGE OF TSTMS IS NOT EXPECTED
   TO BE GREAT ENOUGH FOR A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 05/13/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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