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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 060714
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0114 AM CST THU MAR 06 2008
   
   VALID 061200Z - 071200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   WEAK SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE ALONG THE EAST COAST WILL SHIFT EASTWARD
   AHEAD OF A SURFACE FRONT EXTENDING FROM THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES
   REGION THROUGH THE TENNESSEE AND MISSISSIPPI VALLEYS...AND THROUGH
   SOUTHERN TX...NM...AND AZ. IN SOUTH FLORIDA...A STALLED FRONTAL
   BOUNDARY WILL BEGIN TO LIFT NORTHWARD AS A WARM FRONT. ACROSS MUCH
   OF THE WEST...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN DOMINANT...WITH COOL AND
   MOIST CONDITIONS PREVAILING. IN EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE
   SOUTHWEST...AN INCREASING PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN THE
   AFOREMENTIONED HIGH AND A DEEPENING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN
   SOUTHWEST TX WILL LEAD TO GUSTY AFTERNOON WINDS. HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL
   BE LIKELY ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS WHILE HEAVY
   RAINFALL AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT COASTAL TEXAS AS THE LOW
   CONTINUES TO DEVELOP THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
   
   ...SRN CA...SRN AZ...SWRN NM...
   
   HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO BUILD OVER THE WESTERN STATES WHILE AN
   UPPER SHORT WAVE OFFSHORE OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL MOVE TOWARD
   THE COAST TODAY. WV SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS SWATH OF DRIER AIR
   SINKING THROUGH THE HIGHLIGHTED AREAS...AND EXPECT THIS DRYING TREND
   TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY. DRY NORTHERLY FLOW WILL BE PREDOMINANT
   THIS AFTERNOON WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES EXPECTED TO DROP
   INTO THE TEENS...AND DRIER IN THE LOWER VALLEYS. LITTLE IN THE WAY
   OF PRECIPITATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED IN MANY OF THESE AREAS...AS SHOWN
   ON MPE PRECIPITATION ANALYSIS AND CPC DROUGHT MONITOR. CRITICAL AREA
   DESIGNATION WILL BE LIMITED MAINLY DUE TO WINDS. AS SURFACE LOW
   PRESSURE CONTINUES TO DEVELOP OVER THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
   SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS AND ACROSS NORTHEASTERN MEXICO...MAIN UPPER
   TROUGH AXIS EXTENDING THROUGH THE FOUR CORNERS REGION AND INTO BAJA
   CALIFORNIA WILL ALLOW THE SURFACE LOW TO EJECT EASTWARD. THIS WILL
   DECREASE THE PRESSURE GRADIENT AND ASSOCIATED WINDS...WITH SPEEDS OF
   5 TO 15 MPH AND GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH EXPECTED FOR THE AFTERNOON ACROSS
   WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHWEST.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 03/06/2008
   
   ...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 060751
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0151 AM CST THU MAR 06 2008
   
   VALID 071200Z - 081200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A MAJOR LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO INTENSIFY ACROSS THE GULF
   COAST STATES...THEN RAPIDLY MOVE NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE
   APPALACHIANS. WIDESPREAD INCLEMENT WEATHER WILL AFFECT MUCH OF THE
   EAST COAST AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM. ACROSS MUCH OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS
   AND THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST...HIGH PRESSURE AND COOLER TEMPERATURES
   WILL BE DOMINANT. IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST...A SHORT WAVE TROUGH
   WILL BEGIN TO IMPACT THE COAST. IN THE SOUTHWEST...DRY CONDITIONS
   WILL PERSIST.
   
   ...SRN CA/AZ/NM AND SWRN TX...
   DOMINANT HIGH PRESSURE WILL WEAKEN AND SHIFT EASTWARD SOMEWHAT AHEAD
   OF A SHORT WAVE TROUGH MOVING INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.
   ADDITIONALLY...AN OPEN WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE WILL SHIFT SOUTHWARD
   THROUGH CALIFORNIA. IN GENERAL THIS WILL ALLOW NORTHERLY FLOW TO
   PERSIST OVER THE AREA WITH LOW AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITIES. 
   
   THE BEST CHANCE FOR STRONGER WINDS APPEARS TO BE ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN
   TX...ALTHOUGH THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE EARLIER IN THE AFTERNOON
   BEFORE LOW PRESSURE RACES EASTWARD AND WEAKENS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT
   ACROSS THE AREA. ADDITIONAL LIMITING FACTOR ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN TX
   WILL BE PREVIOUS RAINFALL FROM AFOREMENTIONED LOW.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 03/06/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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