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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 050806
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0206 AM CST MON MAR 05 2007
   
   VALID 051200Z - 061200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR CENTRAL/EASTERN VA AND MUCH OF
   EASTERN MD/NORTHERN NC...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   WITH THE DEAMPLIFYING WESTERN STATES UPPER RIDGE AND THE EASTWARD
   SHIFT OF THE NORTHEAST STATES UPPER TROUGH...A LOW AMPLITUDE UPPER
   FLOW WILL BE PREVALENT OVER THE COUNTRY THROUGH THE PERIOD. WITH THE
   DOMINANT INFLUENCE OF SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE...DRY CONDITIONS ARE
   ANTICIPATED OVER MUCH OF THE CENTRAL/SOUTHERN CONUS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - CENTRAL/EASTERN VA AND MUCH OF
   EASTERN MD/NORTHERN NC...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG DOWNSLOPE WINDS AND LOW RH
   
   STRONG AND GUSTY WEST-NORTHWEST DOWNSLOPE WINDS WILL LEAD TO AN
   INCREASED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC STATES.
   IN THE PRESENCE OF SUBSIDENCE/COLD ADVECTION...STRONG WIND FIELDS IN
   THE LOW TO MID LEVELS /AROUND 50 KTS AT 850 MB/ WILL SUPPORT
   SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF 20-25 MPH /WITH HIGHER GUSTS/...ESPECIALLY
   ACROSS MUCH OF VA AND MD. DOWNSLOPE TRAJECTORIES AND AMPLE
   INSOLATION WILL SUPPORT MILD TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S/LOWER 60S
   ACROSS MUCH OF EASTERN MD INTO NC. AFTERNOON MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL
   BE AS LOW AS 15-20 PERCENT FOR A FEW HOURS DURATION. IN SPITE OF THE
   RECENT RAINFALL OVER THE PAST WEEK...IT APPEARS FINE FUELS HAVE
   DRIED VIA A FEW DAYS OF DOWNSLOPE TRAJECTORIES.
   
   ...SOUTHEAST/SOUTH CENTRAL AZ...
   IN RESPONSE TO A LOW AMPLITUDE SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVING ACROSS
   SOUTHERN CA/AZ TODAY...EASTERLY DOWNSLOPE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
   RELAX BY AFTERNOON ACROSS SOUTHERN AZ. NEVERTHELESS...WARM/DRY
   CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST ACROSS SOUTHERN AZ...WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES
   IN THE 70S/LOWER 80S AND VERY LOW SINGLE DIGIT RH VALUES.
   
   ...SOUTHEAST STATES/MUCH OF FL...
   WITH DRIER AIR SPREADING SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE FL
   PENINSULA...PERSISTENCE OF DRY WEST/NORTHWEST TRAJECTORIES WILL LEAD
   TO CRITICAL RH VALUES ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF THE SOUTHEAST STATES
   AND MUCH OF THE FL PENINSULA. A MODEST PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL LIKELY
   KEEP WIND SPEEDS AROUND 10 MPH OR LESS IN MOST LOCALES.
   
   ..GUYER.. 03/05/2007
   
   ...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 050810
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0210 AM CST MON MAR 05 2007
   
   VALID 061200Z - 071200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   LOW AMPLITUDE/LARGELY ZONAL UPPER FLOW WILL BE DOMINANT OVER THE
   CONUS ON TUESDAY. SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL OVER THE MID
   ATLANTIC/SOUTHEAST STATES AND INTERMOUNTAIN WEST...WHILE WEAK LOW
   PRESSURE/LEE TROUGH DEVELOPS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS.
   
   ...SOUTHEAST STATES/FL...
   LITTLE FLUCTUATION OF THE DRY LOW LEVEL AIRMASS IS ANTICIPATED
   ACROSS MUCH OF THE SOUTHEAST STATES AND FL ON TUESDAY AMIDST THE
   INFLUENCE OF SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE. AS SUCH...ANOTHER DAY OF
   CRITICALLY LOW RH VALUES IS EXPECTED. IN SPITE OF THE LOW AFTERNOON
   RH VALUES...WIND SPEEDS WILL GENERALLY REMAIN BELOW 10 MPH.
   
   ...MUCH OF OK AND NORTHERN/WEST CENTRAL TX...
   WITH A LEE TROUGH DEVELOPING ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HIGH
   PLAINS...SOUTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE ON TUESDAY ACROSS
   A LARGE PORTION OF OK AND TX. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS WILL LIKELY BE
   AROUND 15 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL LIKELY REACH
   THE LOWER 70S IN MOST LOCALES...WITH MINIMUM RH VALUES AS LOW AS THE
   TEENS FOR A FEW HOURS DURATION.
   
   ..GUYER.. 03/05/2007
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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