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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 260918
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0318 AM CST TUE FEB 26 2008
   
   VALID 261200Z - 271200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE LARGE SCALE UPPER-LEVEL WEATHER PATTERN OVER THE CONUS WILL
   BECOME HIGHLY AMPLIFIED ON TUESDAY WITH A DEEP TROUGH OVER THE
   EASTERN STATES...AND A STRONG RIDGE IN THE WEST.  AT THE SURFACE...A
   COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE EAST COAST
   AND INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO...BRINGING WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION TO
   NEW ENGLAND AND THE GREAT LAKES. BEHIND THE FRONT...A SURFACE HIGH
   PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BUILD INTO THE GREAT PLAINS...AND STRONG AND
   GUSTY WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS...BRINGING
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS DURING THE AFTERNOON. 
   ADDITIONALLY...A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM BUILDING INTO THE CENTRAL
   ROCKIES AND GREAT BASIN WILL CREATE A MODERATE PRESSURE GRADIENT
   OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA...WITH SOME GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS IN AREAS
   OF STEEP TERRAIN.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS
   
   AS A COLD FRONT SWEEPS THROUGH THE GREAT PLAINS AND EVENTUALLY INTO
   THE GULF OF MEXICO BY TUESDAY MORNING...A HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD
   INTO THE MIDWEST...AND A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL EXIST IN THE
   COOL AIR BEHIND THE FRONT. WIND SPEEDS WILL BE AROUND 20 TO 30 MPH
   WITH HIGHER GUSTS...MAINLY DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. SURFACE
   TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOUT 20 DEGREES COOLER THAN MONDAY /FROM MID
   50S TO MID 60S F/...AND THEREFORE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE
   SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN MONDAY AS WELL...WITH VALUES AROUND 15 TO 25
   PERCENT. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL EXIST MAINLY DUE TO
   THE STRONG NORTHERLY SURFACE WINDS...ESPECIALLY DURING THE AFTERNOON
   HOURS. AFTER SUNSET...TEMPERATURES WILL COOL...WITH RAPID RH
   RECOVERY...QUICKLY MINIMIZING THE FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 02/26/2008
   
   ...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 260953
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0353 AM CST TUE FEB 26 2008
   
   VALID 271200Z - 281200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   PROGRESSIVE PATTERN CONTINUES TO EVOLVE ACROSS THE UNITED STATES
   DURING THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY...WITH A DEEP TROUGH MOVING THROUGH THE
   EAST COAST STATES...WITH A RIDGE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND A
   TROUGH AND UPPER-LEVEL LOW MOVING INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. AS A
   STRONG COLD FRONT MOVES OFF THE EAST COAST...A COOL AND DRY AIRMASS
   WILL PREVAIL BEHIND IT...WITH SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATING THE
   CENTRAL PART OF THE U.S. SOME SNOW AND RAIN WILL OCCUR IN THE NEW
   ENGLAND AND GREAT LAKES REGIONS AROUND A SURFACE LOW THAT WILL MOVE
   UP THE EAST COAST INTO MAINE...AND SOME RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE
   COASTAL REGIONS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. THEREFORE...GIVEN THE
   SEASONABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS...FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE
   MINIMAL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES ON WEDNESDAY.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 02/26/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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