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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 240654
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1254 AM CST WED FEB 24 2010
   
   VALID 241200Z - 251200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   POTENTIAL FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN LOW. A
   SHORTWAVE TROUGH ROTATING AROUND A DEEPENING CLOSED UPPER LOW WILL
   MOVE ACROSS THE SE CONUS THIS AFTERNOON. A DEVELOPING COLD FRONT
   WILL PUSH SEWD ACROSS THE FL PENINSULA IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AND
   EVENING. SFC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE PRESENT ACROSS THE UPPER MS
   VALLEY...WHILE A SHORTWAVE TROUGH PROGRESSES EWD ACROSS THE WRN
   CONUS.
   
   ..ROGERS/HURLBUT.. 02/24/2010
   
   ...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 240917
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0317 AM CST WED FEB 24 2010
   
   VALID 251200Z - 261200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR CNTRL AND NRN FL...SRN
   GA...EXTREME SE AL...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A STRONG CLOSED UPPER LOW WILL SLOWLY MIGRATE EWD TOWARDS THE
   MID-ATLANTIC REGION. AN ASSOCIATED SFC CYCLONE WILL DEEPEN OFF THE
   ATLANTIC COAST...WHILE SFC HIGH PRESSURE PERSISTS OVER THE UPPER MS
   VALLEY. DRY NW WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS MUCH OF THE SERN CONUS. A
   SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS THE GREAT PLAINS...WITH A WEAK SFC
   CYCLONE DEVELOPING OVER TX.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA - CNTRL AND NRN FL...SRN GA...EXTREME
   SE AL...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: LOW RH / STRONG WINDS
   
   IN THE WAKE OF A SFC COLD FRONT...DRY CONTINENTAL NW FLOW AT THE SFC
   WILL BE REINFORCED BY AN INTENSIFYING ATLANTIC CYCLONE AND A
   PERSISTENT HIGH PRESSURE AREA OVER THE MS VALLEY. NAM/GFS/SREF MODEL
   GUIDANCE INDICATES THAT THIS POST-FRONTAL AIR MASS WILL BE
   CHARACTERIZED BY DEWPOINTS IN THE TEENS TO LOW 20S. ALTHOUGH COOL
   TEMPERATURES WILL RESIDE OVER THE REGION...IN THE 40S TO LOW
   50S...WIDESPREAD LOW RH VALUES IN THE 20S ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
   DURING THE AFTERNOON. MEANWHILE...STRENGTHENING WIND FIELDS IN
   RESPONSE TO THE DEEPENING CYCLONE AND A MID-LEVEL JET MAX LOCATED
   OVER THE SERN CONUS...WILL YIELD SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 15 TO 20
   MPH...WITH WINDS INCREASING WITH NWD/EWD EXTENT. GUSTS TO NEAR 30
   MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN SRN GA DURING THE AFTERNOON. WIND SPEEDS
   WILL BEGIN TO TAPER DURING THE EVENING AS THE SFC CYCLONE CONTINUES
   TO PROGRESS NWD...WHILE RH VALUES RECOVER AFTER SUNSET.
   
   ...SC AND NERN GA...
   STRONG WINDS WILL AFFECT MUCH OF THE REGION DURING THE LATE MORNING
   AND AFTERNOON HOURS. SUSTAINED SPEEDS AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30
   MPH ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. HOWEVER...COOL TEMPERATURES SHOULD
   YIELD RH VALUES ABOVE CRITICAL THRESHOLDS.
   
   ...WRN TX...
   STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN RESPONSE TO A MID-LEVEL JET MAX AND
   SHORTWAVE TROUGH PROGRESSING TOWARDS THE SRN PLAINS. WELL-MIXED BL
   UP TO AROUND 700 MB WILL ALLOW FOR DOWNWARD TRANSPORT OF STRONGER
   WINDS ALOFT...PRODUCING GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH. SFC TEMPS ARE
   EXPECTED TO CLIMB INTO THE 60S ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...YIELDING
   AFTERNOON RH VALUES IN THE 20S TO LOWER 30S. HOWEVER...RECENT
   RAINFALL OVER THE AREA...COMBINED WITH MARGINAL CONDITIONS...WILL
   LIMIT THE OVERALL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
   
   ..ROGERS/HURLBUT.. 02/24/2010
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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