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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 110851
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0351 AM CDT WED MAR 11 2009
   
   VALID 111200Z - 121200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A STRONG UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND ACCOMPANYING SURFACE LOW PRESSURE
   SYSTEM WILL MOVE NEWD FROM THE GREAT LAKES REGION INTO QUEBEC DURING
   THE D1 PERIOD. A COLD FRONT TRAILING SOUTH FROM THE SURFACE LOW IS
   FORECAST TO BECOME POSITIONED FROM THE ATLANTIC COAST INTO THE SERN
   STATES WWD INTO SRN TX BY AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE
   LIKELY OVER TX AS WARM/MOIST AIR LOCATED ABOVE THE COLD POST FRONTAL
   SURFACE AIRMASS RETURNS NWD...PROVIDING SOME RELIEF TO THE DROUGHT
   STRICKEN SRN PLAINS. OTHERWISE...STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE
   FROM NEW ENGLAND/ATLANTIC COAST WEST INTO THE GREAT PLAINS.
   HOWEVER...RELATIVELY COOL TEMPERATURES AND GENERALLY HIGH RH VALUES
   WILL PRECLUDE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FROM DEVELOPING.
   FARTHER WEST...A WEAK SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL INTERACT WITH A
   MARGINALLY UNSTABLE AIRMASS OVER ERN AZ/WRN NM...LEADING TO A CHANCE
   OF THUNDERSTORMS.
   
   ...NRN VA AND MD...
   DESPITE GENERALLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS OCCURRING ALONG AN EWD MOVING
   COLD FRONT...SURFACE TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO WARM THROUGH THE
   60S...LEADING TO A BRIEF PERIOD OF AFTERNOON RH VALUES POSSIBLY
   FALLING INTO THE 30S AS DRIER POST FRONTAL AIR ENTERS THE REGION.
   THE MARGINALLY LOW RH COMBINED WITH BREEZY WINDS /GUSTS UP TO 30
   MPH...POSSIBLY HIGHER IN THE WAKE OF THE COLD FRONT/ MAY RESULT IN
   AN ENHANCED FIRE WEATHER THREAT. IN ADDITION...WINDS ARE FORECAST TO
   SHIFT FROM SOUTHERLY TO WEST-NORTHWESTERLY BY THE AFTERNOON...WHICH
   COULD COMPLICATE CONTROL EFFORTS.
   
   ..GARNER.. 03/11/2009
   
   ...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 110853
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0353 AM CDT WED MAR 11 2009
   
   VALID 121200Z - 131200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   MAINLY ZONAL CONFLUENT MID LEVEL FLOW WILL PERSIST OVER THE ERN HALF
   OF THE NATION ON D2...MAINTAINING SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED
   INVOF LAKE MICHIGAN. A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OFFSHORE INTO
   THE ATLANTIC...WHILE THE WRN PORTION BECOMES QUASI-STATIONARY ALONG
   THE GULF COAST. FARTHER WEST OVER THE DESERT SW...AN AXIS OF LOW
   PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL
   TROUGH. MILD TEMPERATURES WILL BE FAVORED WITHIN THE SURFACE TROUGH
   OVER PORTIONS OF SRN AZ...WITH AFTERNOON RH VALUES POSSIBLY FALLING
   INTO THE TEENS. HOWEVER...LOW LEVEL WINDS WILL BE RELATIVELY
   WEAK...PRECLUDING A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK.
   
   ..GARNER.. 03/11/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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