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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 280819
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0219 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2009
   
   VALID 281200Z - 011200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR A LARGE PART OF CNTRL AND S TX...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   HIGH AMPLITUDE PATTERN DEVELOPS OVER THE U.S. TODAY WITH STRONG
   UPPER RIDGING IN THE WEST AND A VIGOROUS/COLD UPPER LOW DIGGING SWD
   TWD THE LOWER MS VALLEY. AT THE SURFACE A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SWD
   THROUGH TX AND PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST...FOLLOWED BY STRONG HIGH
   PRESSURE EXTENDING SWD FROM ALBERTA INTO THE SRN PLAINS. LOW RH AND
   STRONG/GUSTY NLY WINDS WILL BRING FAVORABLE FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
   TO A LARGE PORTION OF TX TODAY.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - LARGE PART OF CNTRL AND S TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: STRONG WINDS / LOW RH / EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT
   
   STRONG/GUSTY NLY WINDS WILL PUSH SWD THROUGH ALL OF TX BY MID
   MORNING AS A SURFACE COLD FRONT ADVANCES INTO MEXICO AND THE WRN
   GULF. MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER/MIDDLE 50S IN
   CNTRL TX TO THE UPPER 60S NEAR THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY. POST
   FRONTAL WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH GUSTING OVER 40 MPH AND RH BETWEEN 12
   TO 18 PERCENT WILL RESULT IN A PROLONGED PERIOD OF CRITICAL FIRE
   WEATHER CONDITIONS FROM MID/LATE MORNING THROUGH SUNSET. CONDITIONS
   WILL IMPROVE FOLLOWING SUNSET AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT/NLY WINDS
   DECREASE...AND THE BOUNDARY LAYER DECOUPLES OWING TO CLEAR SKIES AND
   RADIATIONAL COOLING.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 02/28/2009
   
   ...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 280820
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0220 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2009
   
   VALID 011200Z - 021200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A HIGH AMPLITUDE PATTERN IS EXPECTED OVER THE U.S. SUNDAY...WITH A
   STRONG UPPER RIDGE SHIFTING EWD TWD THE ROCKIES...AND A DEEP BUT
   PROGRESSIVE UPPER TROUGH APPROACHING THE EAST COAST. A STRONG UPPER
   LOW/SHORT WAVE TROUGH WILL MOVE FROM THE FL PANHANDLE TO THE WRN
   ATLANTIC DURING THE PERIOD...DRIVING A SURFACE COLD FRONT AND
   SCATTERED SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS SWD THROUGH NRN/CNTRL FL AND THE
   SERN COASTAL PLAIN. STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE CENTERED
   OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST...WITH COOL/NLY FLOW COVERING THE CENTRAL
   STATES.
   
   TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOL OVER MOST OF THE CENTRAL AND EAST...BUT
   GENERALLY MILD UNDER THE WRN U.S. RIDGE. BREEZY/DOWNSLOPE ELY WINDS
   ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY MORNING OVER CNTRL/SRN AZ /LOCALIZED GUSTS TO 30
   MPH/...BUT SHOULD SUBSIDE AS THE BOUNDARY LAYER DEEPENS THROUGH THE
   DAY. OTHERWISE WIDESPREAD CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT
   ANTICIPATED SUNDAY.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 02/28/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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