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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 020924
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0324 AM CST MON MAR 02 2009
   
   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR FLORIDA AND EXTREME SERN
   GEORGIA...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A HIGH AMPLITUDE PATTERN RESIDES OVER THE CONUS...WITH A STRONG
   UPPER RIDGE COVERING THE NATIONS MIDSECTION AND TROUGHS ALONG THE
   COASTS. A SURFACE LOW OVER THE WRN ATLANTIC IS MOVING NWD FROM THE
   MID ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS TWD NEW ENGLAND...SPREADING A LARGE
   SHIELD OF WINTERY PRECIPITATION FROM VIRGINIA TO NEW ENGLAND.
   FARTHER WEST...SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE GREAT LAKES
   REGION THIS AFTERNOON...PUSHING A COOL AND DRY AIRMASS FROM THE
   MIDWEST TO THE SOUTHEAST. RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW EXTENDS FROM SRN CA
   THROUGH THE NORTHWEST...WHILE WARMING TEMPERATURES AND LOCALLY
   BREEZY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FROM NEW MEXICO TO THE WRN HIGH
   PLAINS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - FLORIDA AND EXTREME SERN GEORGIA...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: VERY DRY AIRMASS AND BREEZY
   
   AS THE AFOREMENTIONED SURFACE LOW MOVES NWD TWD NEW ENGLAND AND HIGH
   PRESSURE SHIFTS TO THE GREAT LAKES...VERY DRY AIR...SUNNY
   SKIES...AND NWLY SURFACE WINDS /10 TO 20 MPH/ MOVE OVER FLORIDA.
   MINIMUM RH WILL FALL TO OR SLIGHTLY BELOW 30 PERCENT FOR SEVERAL
   HOURS FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES
   WILL RANGE FROM AROUND 50 NEAR THE FL/GA BORDER...TO THE LOWER 60S
   IN THE SOUTH.
   
   ...ERN NM...
   AS A LEE TROUGH FORMS ALONG THE NM/TX BORDER...SUNNY SKIES AND A
   SEASONABLY DEEP AND WELL MIXED BOUNDARY LAYER WILL BRING SWLY
   SURFACE WINDS AT 10 TO 20 MPH LOCALLY GUSTING TO 25 MPH. UPPER
   RIDGING AND DOWNSLOPE FLOW CREATES WARM SURFACE TEMPERATURES /75 TO
   80 F/ AND VERY LOW RH /MIN RH ABOUT 5 PERCENT/ OVER THE ERN
   PLAINS...LEADING TO NEAR CRITICAL CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 03/02/2009
   
   ...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 020925
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0325 AM CST MON MAR 02 2009
   
   VALID 031200Z - 041200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE UPPER TROUGH OVER THE EAST MOVES OFFSHORE ON TUESDAY...WITH A
   BROAD UPPER RIDGE COVERING MOST OF THE INTERIOR CONUS. A STRONG
   TROUGH/UPPER LOW DEEPENS OFF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST...WITH
   MODERATE TO STRONG SWLY FLOW ALOFT OVER MOST OF THE WEST. SURFACE
   HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS TWD THE APPALACHIANS...WITH DRY AND COOL
   CONDITIONS CONTINUING ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST. RAIN AND SNOW WILL
   EXTEND FROM CENTRAL CA THROUGH THE NORTHWEST...WHILE THE ERN TWO
   THIRDS OF THE COUNTRY IS MAINLY DRY.
   
   ...FLORIDA...
   THE DRY AIRMASS PERSISTS OVER FLORIDA...WITH MINIMUM RH AGAIN
   FALLING TO OR SLIGHTLY BELOW 30 PERCENT FOR MUCH OF THE AFTERNOON.
   WINDS WILL DECREASE TUESDAY AND TURN NELY /5 TO 15 MPH/...AS THE
   CENTER OF SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS FARTHER SOUTH TWD THE
   APPALACHIANS. TEMPERATURES WILL STILL BE COOL AND RANGE FROM THE
   LOWER 50S IN THE NORTH TO THE MID 60S IN THE EXTREME SOUTH.
   
   ...ERN NM...
   A LEE TROUGH ALONG THE NM/TX BORDER WILL AGAIN BRING LOCALIZED NEAR
   CRITICAL CONDITIONS TO PORTIONS OF ERN NM. HIGH CLOUDS MAY THICKEN
   TUESDAY AFTERNOON...BUT TEMPERATURES WILL STILL BE WARM /75 TO 80F/
   WITH A DEEP AND WELL MIXED BOUNDARY LAYER. MINIUM RH IS EXPECTED TO
   FALL TO 6 TO 12 PERCENT...WITH GUSTY WLY SURFACE WINDS AT 10 TO 20
   MPH.
   
   ..BRIGHT.. 03/02/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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