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   FNUS21 KWNS 090912
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0312 AM CST SAT FEB 09 2008
   
   VALID 091200Z - 101200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   MID/UPPER-LEVEL SHORT WAVE CENTERED OVER THE MID MS RIVER VALLEY
   WILL ADVANCE TO THE ERN SEABOARD BY EARLY SUN. ATTENDANT WEAK
   SURFACE COLD FRONT WILL REACH THE SOUTHEAST COAST BY THIS EVENING.
   IN ITS WAKE...SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD FROM THE SRN PLAINS
   TO THE LOWER MS RIVER VALLEY.
   
   ...CNTRL GA/PIEDMONT AND INTERIOR COASTAL PLAINS OF THE CAROLINAS...
   AS A WEAK COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE REGION TODAY...LOW-LEVEL FLOW
   WILL VEER AND BECOME WLY...PROMOTING DOWNSLOPE WARMING/DRYING.
   TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE-SEASONAL NORMS IN THE
   60S...WITH RH VALUES BECOMING MARGINALLY LOW /AROUND 25 TO 30
   PERCENT/. MODERATELY DEEP MIXING SHOULD SUPPORT SUSTAINED SURFACE
   WINDS AROUND 15 MPH AT PEAK HEATING.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 02/09/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 090915
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0315 AM CST SAT FEB 09 2008
   
   VALID 101200Z - 111200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SC/CNTRL AND ERN NC...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN EXTREMELY POWERFUL MID-LEVEL JET /500 MB WINDS AROUND 150
   MPH/...WILL SHIFT FROM THE CORN BELT ACROSS THE UPPER MID-ATLANTIC
   REGION AS A POTENT SHORT WAVE TROUGH MOVES FROM THE GREAT LAKES
   ACROSS THE NORTHEAST. SURFACE CYCLONE CENTERED JUST S OF HUDSON BAY
   WILL DEEPEN AS IT REACHES ME BY EARLY SUN EVENING. ATTENDANT SURFACE
   COLD FRONT WILL ARC S/SWWD FROM THE LOW...PUSHING THROUGH THE
   MID-ATLANTIC AND SOUTHEAST DURING THE AFTERNOON/EVENING.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - SC/CNTRL AND ERN NC...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS / LOW RH / DROUGHT
   
   STRONG W/NWLY LOW-LEVEL WINDS AND DOWNWARD MOMENTUM TRANSPORT WILL
   SUPPORT WIDESPREAD SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH
   DEVELOPING BY LATE MORNING AS THE NOCTURNAL INVERSION BREAKS. MODEL
   GUIDANCE FORECASTS ARE GENERALLY CONSISTENT WITH SUGGESTING THE
   BRUNT OF LOW-LEVEL CAA WILL HOLD OFF UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON/EVENING.
   THUS...TEMPERATURES SHOULD STILL REACH TO NEAR NORMAL HIGHS IN THE
   50S TO LOWER 60S PRIOR TO MORE RAPID COOLING LATE IN THE DAY. THIS
   WOULD RESULT IN A PERIOD OF LOW RH FROM 20 TO 25 PERCENT.
   
   ...MUCH OF FL...
   CRITICALLY LOW RH IS EXPECTED TO BECOME PERVASIVE FROM INTERIOR SRN
   FL NWD THROUGH THE PANHANDLE WITH NLY LOW-LEVEL FLOW CONTINUING.
   WITH AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES MAINLY IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 70S...RH
   VALUES WILL PLUMMET TO BETWEEN 15 TO 30 PERCENT. THE OVERALL THREAT
   SHOULD BE TEMPERED BY A LACK OF STRONGER WINDS...WITH SUSTAINED
   SURFACE SPEEDS NEAR 10 MPH.
   
   ..GRAMS.. 02/09/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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