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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 081036
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0436 AM CST THU MAR 08 2007
   
   VALID 081200Z - 091200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   GENERALLY ZONAL FLOW WILL OCCUR AT UPPER LEVELS THROUGH TODAY.
   EMBEDDED WITHIN THIS ZONAL FLOW...SEVERAL WEAKER UPPER SYSTEMS WILL
   MOVE EWD ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ONE OF THESE SYSTEMS WILL MOVE OUT OF
   THE ROCKIES INTO THE PLAINS. AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...SLY SFC WINDS
   WILL INCREASE OVER THE HIGH PLAINS. ISOLATED TO SCT TSTMS ARE
   ANTICIPATED TO DEVELOP OVER THE SRN ROCKIES THIS AFTERNOON AND THE
   SRN PLAINS OVERNIGHT. SUFFICIENTLY DRY LOW LEVELS INDICATE THAT SOME
   OF THESE STORMS MAY PRODUCE LITTLE RAINFALL AND LEAD TO A DRY
   THUNDERSTORM THREAT. HOWEVER THE EXTENT OF DRY TSTMS IS NOT
   SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA. ELSEWHERE ACROSS
   THE NATION...VERY DRY AIR WILL REMAIN IN PLACE IN THE SERN STATES
   LEADING TO LOW RH READINGS. WEAK UPPER RIDGING WILL EXIST OVER THE
   SWRN STATES SUPPORTING WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE
   DESERTS.
   
   ...SRN HIGH PLAINS...
   SSWLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO BETWEEN 15-25 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON
   HRS AS SFC PRESSURE GRADIENT INCREASES OVER THE REGION AHEAD OF AN
   UPPER TROUGH MOVING THROUGH THE ROCKIES. SEASONABLY LOW DWPTS IN THE
   30S AND MILD TEMPERATURES FROM 65-75 DEG F WILL LEAD TO MIN RH
   READINGS FROM 20-30 PERCENT. THESE RH READINGS WILL NOT BE LOW
   ENOUGH TO WARRANT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. HOWEVER...STEEP
   MID LEVEL LAPSE RATES COMBINED WITH SUFFICIENT LIFT AND MOISTURE
   WILL SUPPORT HIGH BASED TSTMS OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF NM/SRN CO
   THIS AFTERNOON. THIS ACTIVITY WILL MOVE EWD INTO THE TX/OK
   PANHANDLES...SRN KS AND WRN OK OVERNIGHT. FCST SOUNDINGS INDICATE
   CLOUD BASES BETWEEN 8-10 KFT WITH THIS ACTIVITY AS IT MOVES EWD
   GIVEN THE RELATIVELY DRY LOW LEVELS. THUS...ISOLATED DRY TSTMS WILL
   BE POSSIBLE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LIGHTING FIRE STARTS. 
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   VERY LOW DWPTS IN THE 20S/30S COMBINED WITH MILD/NEAR NORMAL
   TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S/70S WILL SUPPORT MIN RH READINGS FROM 20-30
   PERCENT. GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS WILL PRECLUDE A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   THREAT.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 03/08/2007
   
   ...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 081037
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0437 AM CST THU MAR 08 2007
   
   VALID 091200Z - 101200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   ZONAL FLOW WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS THE NATION THROUGH TOMORROW.
   SEVERAL WEAK UPPER SYSTEMS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE FLOW. ONE WAVE IN
   PARTICULAR WILL MOVE EWD THROUGH THE SRN PLAINS INTO THE SERN
   STATES. IN THE WAKE OF THIS SYSTEM...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
   THROUGH THE SRN PLAINS SUPPORTING DRY/NLY FLOW. LACK OF STRONG WINDS
   AND MARGINAL RH READINGS WILL PRECLUDE ANY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   CONDITIONS. UPPER RIDGING WILL BUILD OVER THE WRN CONUS LEADING TO A
   CONTINUED WARMING TREND IN THIS REGION. MEANWHILE...SFC HIGH
   PRESSURE WILL BUILD OFF THE ERN SEABOARD SUPPORTING INCREASING ELY
   FLOW OVER FL AND THE CAROLINAS. AS THIS OCCURS...HIGHER RH READINGS
   CAN BE EXPECTED IN THESE REGIONS.
   
   ..CROSBIE.. 03/08/2007
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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