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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 290845
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0345 AM CDT THU MAR 29 2007
   
   VALID 291200Z - 301200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FORECAST PERIOD...STRONG TO SEVERE
   THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE MIDWEST UNITED
   STATES...FUELED BY A STRONG STORM SYSTEM CENTERED OVER THE CENTRAL
   ROCKY MOUNTAINS. THESE STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE
   DAY ON THURSDAY AND FORM ON A NEARLY STATIONARY FRONT THAT...BY
   THURSDAY EVENING...WILL EXIST FROM SRN NE SOUTHWARD INTO SW TEXAS. A
   COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH NEVADA AND THE FOUR CORNERS
   REGION...BRINGING SOME GUSTY WINDS AND A DRY AIRMASS THAT WILL
   APPROACH CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. IN THE NEW ENGLAND
   AREA...A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM BUILDING INTO THAT REGION WILL ALSO
   CONTAIN A DRY AIRMASS THAT WILL LEAD TO LOCALIZED AREAS OF A FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ...SRN NV/SE CA...
   DURING THE DAY ON THURSDAY...AND COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
   REGION AND WILL BE LOCATED FROM NE NM...TO CENTRAL AZ...TO SE
   CA...BY EARLY THURSDAY EVENING. IN SOUTHERN NEVADA AND SOUTHEAST
   CALIFORNIA...BOTH THE GFS AND NAM INDICATE THE POTENTIAL FOR STRONG
   AND GUSTY NORTHERLY SURFACE WINDS AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
   AROUND 15 TO 20 PERCENT. GIVEN THE FAIRLY COOL AIRMASS...WITH
   TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TO MID 60S F...AND THE SHORT DURATION OF
   THESE CONDITIONS FOR JUST A FEW HOURS IN THE MID TO LATE
   AFTERNOON...A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT IS NOT EXPECTED.
   
   ...NRN PA/SE NY/MA...
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL DROP INTO THE TEENS DURING THE LATE
   AFTERNOON HOURS AS A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM BUILDS INTO THE REGION.
   ADDITIONALLY...SURFACE WINDS IN THE REGION ARE FORECAST TO BE
   SUSTAINED AROUND 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THE FIRE WEATHER THREAT
   WILL BE MINIMAL DUE TO COOL TEMPERATURES AND THE EXPECTED SHORT
   DURATION OF LOW HUMIDITY VALUES AND STRONG WINDS.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 03/29/2007
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 290953
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0453 AM CDT THU MAR 29 2007
   
   VALID 301200Z - 311200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE STRONG STORM SYSTEM AFFECTING THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES WILL
   SLOWLY MOVE TOWARDS THE EAST DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD...AND
   PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE AHEAD OF THIS STORM AND COLD FRONT
   THROUGH THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL
   BUILD INTO THE WESTERN STATES...AND AS AN UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH REMAINS
   FAIRLY STATIONARY ON AN A EASTERN MONTANA THROUGH EASTERN NEW
   MEXICO...SOME STRONG WINDS WILL MIX DOWN INTO A DRY AIR MASS INTO
   SOUTHWEST TEXAS.
   
   ...EXTREME SW TX...
   A BRIEF PERIOD OF NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR
   DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS AS SURFACE WIND
   SPEEDS INCREASE TO AROUND 20 TO 25 MPH...AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY
   VALUES DROP INTO THE UPPER TEENS TO LOW TWENTIES. STRONG MID-LEVEL
   WINDS ROTATING AROUND THE BASE OF A TROUGH ANCHORED IN THE ROCKIES
   WILL MIX DOWN TO THE SURFACE IN THIS STABLE AND DRY AIR
   ENVIRONMENT...BUT THE WIND SPEEDS WILL WEAKEN RAPIDLY AFTER
   SUNSET...AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RECOVER QUICKLY AS WELL.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 03/29/2007
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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