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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 200836
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0336 AM CDT FRI MAR 20 2009
   
   VALID 201200Z - 211200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS AND TEMPERATE RH/S OVER THE CONUS WILL
   MAINTAIN A GENERALLY QUIET LARGE SCALE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
   PATTERN.  EARLY MORNING SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS A DEPARTING UPPER
   TROUGH ALONG THE E COAST WITH A SPLIT FLOW REGIME BECOMING MORE
   PRONOUNCED OVER PARTS OF THE WRN U.S. AS A WEAK SRN STREAM IMPULSE
   EJECTS NEWD TOWARDS THE DESERT SW.  HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN
   OVER PARTS OF THE E WITH DRIER AIR INFILTRATING THE SRN APPALACHIANS
   AND SERN U.S. /OBSERVED EARLY MORNING GPS PW/S AOB 0.25 INCH/. 
   GENERALLY LIGHT/DRY OFF-CONTINENTAL FLOW WILL PERVADE THE NERN GULF
   OF MEXICO REGION.
   
   ...PARTS OF THE SERN U.S...
   A DRY COOL FRONT WILL PUSH ITS WAY THROUGH THE REGION.  THE DRY
   POST-FRONTAL AIRMASS IS ALREADY IN PLACE ACROSS INTERIOR PORTIONS OF
   THE CAROLINA PIEDMONT...AND MAY BRIEFLY YIELD LOW RH/S /20-25
   PERCENT/ BUT SUSTAINED WINDS WILL REMAIN RELATIVELY WEAK.  FURTHER S
   OVER PARTS OF THE FL PANHANDLE...LATEST FORECAST GUIDANCE SUGGESTS
   LOWER RH/S WILL PROBABLY OCCUR DURING PEAK HEATING WITH VALUES
   POTENTIALLY AS LOW AS THE UPPER 20S.  LIGHT NELY/S BELOW 15 MPH WILL
   LIMIT AND PRECLUDE A GREATER OVERALL THREAT.
   
   ..SMITH.. 03/20/2009
   
   ...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 200914
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0414 AM CDT FRI MAR 20 2009
   
   VALID 211200Z - 221200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   UPPER PATTERN WILL AMPLIFY REMARKABLY DURING THE PERIOD AS A TROUGH
   DIGS OFF THE W COAST AND RIDGING OCCURS OVER THE CNTRL U.S.  SURFACE
   HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE CENTERED ALONG THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST EXERTING
   INFLUENCE OVER THE ERN 1/3RD OF THE CONUS WITH A DRY AIRMASS LIKELY
   RESIDING OVER PARTS OF THE SERN U.S.  FURTHER W IN ASSOCIATION WITH
   APPROACHING W COAST TROUGH...BROAD SLY FLOW REGIME OVER THE PLAINS
   WILL ADVECT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE NWD IN ADVANCE OF APPROACHING SYSTEM.
   
   ...FL...
   LOWER RH WILL LIKELY RESIDE OVER INTERIOR PARTS OF THE SERN U.S.
   INCLUDING PARTS OF THE FL PANHANDLE.  RH MAY AGAIN FALL BELOW 35
   PERCENT FOR A SEVERAL HR DURATION OVER THE FL PANHANDLE BUT WEAK
   WINDS AROUND 10 MPH WILL PROBABLY BE COMMON ACCORDING TO THE LATEST
   MODEL OUTPUT.  ON SRN PERIPHERY OF SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE
   FURTHER S OVER THE FL PENINSULA...A MODIFIED CP FETCH OFF THE GULF
   STREAM WILL BE MAINTAINED LIMITING THE POTENTIAL FOR LOWER RH VALUES
   DESPITE ENELY WINDS UP TO 15 MPH.
   
   ..SMITH.. 03/20/2009
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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