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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 120919
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0419 AM CDT MON MAR 12 2007
   
   VALID 121200Z - 131200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SRN CA COASTAL AREA...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A CLOSED UPPER LOW WILL GYRATE OVER SERN NM/WRN TX THROUGH THE
   PERIOD...WHILE AN UPPER HIGH REMAINS CENTERED ALONG THE SRN CA
   COAST. IN THE NRN STREAM...A BELT OF STRONG MID-LEVEL WLYS WILL
   SPREAD EWD ALONG THE U.S./CANADIAN BORDER AS AN ASSOCIATED SHORT
   WAVE TROUGH RACES ACROSS SWRN/S-CNTRL CANADA. A COLD FRONT WILL
   PLUNGE SEWD ACROSS THE NRN ROCKIES/PLAINS TONIGHT...WHILE SURFACE
   HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE ERN GREAT BASIN WEAKENS. FARTHER E...AN
   EXPANSIVE AREA OF SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLIDE EWD FROM THE OH
   RIVER VALLEY TO OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST. WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS
   WILL CONTINUE BENEATH THE SURFACE HIGH AND FARTHER S ACROSS FL...BUT
   WITH LIGHT WINDS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - SRN CA COASTAL AREA...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: RECORD WARM TEMPERATURES / LONG DURATION OF LOW
   RH / LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS
   
   ALTHOUGH OFFSHORE FLOW WILL WEAKEN FURTHER TODAY...UNSEASONABLE
   WARMTH BENEATH AN UPPER HIGH WILL MAINTAIN CRITICALLY LOW RH
   CONDITIONS THROUGH AT LEAST THIS EVENING AWAY FROM THE IMMEDIATE
   COAST. RECENT MESONET OBSERVATIONS INDICATE SUSTAINED OFFSHORE WINDS
   AROUND 12 TO 25 MPH...MAINLY ALONG FAVORED CANYONS/PASSES. THIS WILL
   CONTINUE THROUGH THE REST OF THE MORNING...BEFORE WEAKENING THIS
   AFTERNOON AS THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT RELAXES. CRITICALLY LOW
   RH /AOB 15 PERCENT/ HAS BEEN PERVASIVE EARLY THIS MORNING INVOF
   COASTAL MTNS. AS TEMPERATURES RISE INTO THE 80S TO MIDDLE 90S THIS
   AFTERNOON...MIN RH VALUES OF 3 TO 6 PERCENT WILL BE COMMON. LIGHT
   AND VARIABLE FLOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT LEADING TO GREATER RH RECOVERY
   ON TUE MORNING.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 03/12/2007
   
   ...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 120926
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0426 AM CDT MON MAR 12 2007
   
   VALID 131200Z - 141200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A SHORT WAVE TROUGH WILL SWING RAPIDLY EWD ACROSS S-CNTRL INTO SERN
   CANADA ALONG A STRONG BELT OF MID-LEVEL WLYS. A SECONDARY SHORT WAVE
   TROUGH WILL DROP SEWD FROM SWRN CANADA TOWARDS THE NRN ROCKIES.
   ASSOCIATED HEIGHT FALLS DOWNSTREAM OF THIS LATTER SYSTEM WILL HELP
   NUDGE A QUASI-STATIONARY CLOSED LOW OVER THE SRN HIGH PLAINS EWD
   LATE IN THE PERIOD. AT THE SURFACE...LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ALONG
   THE NRN HIGH PLAINS WITH A LEE TROUGH DRAPED SWD TUE AFTERNOON.
   
   ...SERN AZ/SWRN NM...
   A MODEST INCREASE IN LOW-LEVEL WLYS IS EXPECTED TUE AFTERNOON AS A
   LEE TROUGH STRENGTHENS OVER CNTRL/ERN NM. SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS
   MAY REACH 15 TO 20 MPH FOR A BRIEF PERIOD DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON.
   WELL ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST WITH
   HIGHS MAINLY IN THE 80S AND MIN RH VALUES OF 5 TO 10 PERCENT.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 03/12/2007
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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