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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 200639
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0139 AM CDT SAT MAR 20 2010
   
   VALID 201200Z - 211200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER TROUGH WILL DEEPEN AND PROGRESS ESEWD...REACHING ARKLATEX
   LATE IN THE PERIOD. WEAK UPPER RIDGING OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES
   WILL SHIFT EWD IN ADVANCE OF THE SYSTEM. MEANWHILE AT THE
   SURFACE...A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS ESEWD...WITH STRONG AND
   GUSTY NWLY WINDS IN ITS WAKE ACROSS MUCH OF THE SRN PLAINS. FARTHER
   E...SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT OFFSHORE...THOUGH DRY
   CONDITIONS WILL LINGER ACROSS MUCH OF THE SOUTHEAST DURING THE DAY.
   
   ...FLORIDA...
   DRY AIR MASS EVIDENT ON AREA 00Z SOUNDINGS WILL LINGER DURING THE
   DAY. WARM TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S WILL ALLOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES TO
   ONCE AGAIN DROP INTO THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S ACROSS INLAND
   PORTIONS OF FLORIDA...WHILE ONSHORE WINDS WILL LIMIT LOWER RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES ALONG COASTAL AREAS. HOWEVER...WINDS OF GENERALLY 10 MPH
   OR LESS WILL TEMPER THE OVERALL THREAT.
   
   ...FAR SRN TX...
   A COLD FRONT WILL SURGE THROUGH TX THIS MORNING...REACHING THE GULF
   COAST BY AFTERNOON. STRONG NWLY WINDS NEAR 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS
   ARE EXPECTED IN ITS WAKE. ALTHOUGH COOL TEMPERATURES WILL LIMIT THE
   EXTENT OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...INLAND AREAS OF FAR SRN TX MAY
   REACH VALUES NEAR 30 PERCENT. GIVEN STRONG WINDS AND BELOW NORMAL
   PRECIPITATION...A HEIGHTENED FIRE THREAT MAY EXIST.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 03/20/2010
   
   ...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 200716
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0216 AM CDT SAT MAR 20 2010
   
   VALID 211200Z - 221200Z
   
   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN UPPER LOW NEAR ARKLATEX WILL SLOWLY PROGRESS EWD BECOMING
   CENTERED ROUGHLY NEAR THE AL/TN BORDER LATE IN THE PERIOD. MEANWHILE
   THE ASSOCIATED SURFACE COLD FRONT WILL SHIFT OFFSHORE...WITH THE FAR
   SRN EXTENT ARCING WSWWD THROUGH SRN FL. 
   
   FARTHER W...UPPER RIDGING WILL SLOWLY DEAMPLIFY AND MOVE EWD OVER
   THE CENTRAL STATES. POST-FRONTAL COOL/DRY NWLY FLOW WILL AFFECT THE
   SRN PLAINS...WITH NEAR CRITICAL CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FOR PORTIONS OF
   CNTRL/SRN TX.
   
   ...SRN TX...
   ALTHOUGH PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH SATURDAY/S
   COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE...MODEL CONSENSUS SEEMS TO INDICATE THAT FAR
   SRN TX WILL REMAIN DRY...OR RECEIVE VERY LITTLE PRECIPITATION AT
   BEST. NWLY WINDS NEAR 15 MPH ARE ANTICIPATED ACROSS FAR SRN
   TX...WITH STRONGER SPEEDS ACROSS CNTRL TX. DRY AIR MASS AND WARMER
   TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 50S TO MID 60S WILL LEAD TO RELATIVE
   HUMIDITIES IN THE 20S...EVEN TO THE COAST. SHOULD STRONGER SPEEDS BE
   ANTICIPATED ACROSS FAR SRN TX...OR SHOULD AREAS TO THE N RECEIVE
   LESS RAINFALL THAN ANTICIPATED...A CRITICAL WILL NEED TO BE
   OUTLOOKED IN TOMORROW/S FORECAST.
   
   ..HURLBUT.. 03/20/2010
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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