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Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 220656
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0156 AM CDT SAT MAR 22 2008
   
   VALID 221200Z - 231200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A SURFACE LOW LOCATED ROUGHLY OVER CENTRAL INDIANA EARLY THIS
   MORNING WILL QUICKLY MOVE SEWD THROUGH THE MID ATLANTIC REGION AND
   INTO THE ATLANTIC WATERS TODAY. BRIEF REDUCTIONS IN RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES AND SUSTAINED WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED AHEAD
   OF THE ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO NWLY BY EARLY
   EVENING FOLLOWING THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.
   
   TO THE W...HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRETCH FROM THE NRN ROCKIES SEWD
   ACROSS THE PLAINS INTO THE MIDWEST...AND WILL SURGE SWD THROUGH THE
   CNTRL AND SRN PLAINS OVERNIGHT AS A CLIPPER SYSTEM HELPS TO AMPLIFY
   THE UPPER TROUGH ACROSS THE NRN PLAINS. IN THE WAKE OF THE
   CLIPPER...AN UPPER RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN WITH
   SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE IN PLACE...RESULTING IN DRY OFFSHORE FLOW NEAR
   THE COASTAL RANGE IN SRN CA.
   
   ...GA/SC/NC/SERN VA...
   A COLD FRONT WILL QUICKLY MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND
   WILL BE OVER THE ATLANTIC WATERS BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. AHEAD OF
   THE FRONT...SUSTAINED SWLY WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS
   WILL BE LIKELY. ALTHOUGH RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL GENERALLY NOT MEET
   THE THRESHOLD FOR A CRITICAL AREA DESIGNATION...SMALL AREAS...MAINLY
   NEAR THE PIEDMONT AREA IN NC...MAY BRIEFLY DROP INTO THE LOWER 20S.
   PREEXISTING DROUGHT CONDITIONS...EXTREME IN SOME LOCATIONS...WILL
   MAINTAIN SOME DEGREE OF FIRE THREAT. ADDITIONALLY...A WIND SHIFT
   FROM SWLY TO NWLY CAN BE EXPECTED BY EARLY EVENING.
   
   ...CNTRL AND SRN HIGH PLAINS...
   NELY WINDS NEAR 15 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE SRN
   PLAINS IN RESPONSE TO HIGH PRESSURE TO THE N AND A WEAK DIURNAL LOW
   PRESSURE TROUGH OVER SRN NM/SWRN TX. COOLER TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S
   KS/N TX INTO THE 60S AND LOWER 70S IN WRN/CNTRL TX WILL YIELD
   MARGINAL RH VALUES IN THE 20 AND 30 PERCENT RANGE.
   
   ..HURLBUT/JEWELL.. 03/22/2008
   
   ...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 220729
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0229 AM CDT SAT MAR 22 2008
   
   VALID 231200Z - 241200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER LONG WAVE TROUGH WILL DOMINATE IN THE EAST. IN THE
   SOUTHEAST...A COLD FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL STALL OVER SRN FLORIDA.
   FOLLOWING THE FRONT...WEAK SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN WITH
   PREDOMINANT LIGHT AND DRY NWLY FLOW REDUCING RELATIVE HUMIDITIES TO
   NEAR CRITICAL THRESHOLDS ACROSS MUCH OF THE SOUTHEAST.
   
   ACROSS MUCH OF THE PLAINS AND THE ROCKIES HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE
   DOMINANT...AND ALTHOUGH DRY CONDITIONS PERSIST ACROSS MUCH OF THE
   SOUTHWEST...WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN LIGHT. IN THE PACIFIC
   NORTHWEST...A LOW PRESSURE CENTER WILL BRING WIDESPREAD
   PRECIPITATION ALONG WITH STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS.
   
   ...SERN STATES...
   A COLD FRONT WILL STALL ACROSS SRN FLORIDA. HIGH PRESSURE AND A
   PREDOMINANT DRY N TO NWLY FLOW WILL BUILD IN BEHIND. MINIMUM
   RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN THE 20S ACROSS MUCH OF THE SOUTHEAST...AND
   30S CLOSER TO THE COAST WILL BE LIKELY. LIGHT WINDS WILL LIMIT
   CRITICAL DESIGNATION AT THIS TIME.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 03/22/2008
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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