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FNUS28 KWNS 031954
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DAY 3-8 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0154 PM CST TUE MAR 03 2015

VALID 051200Z - 111200Z

FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN LOW DURING THE DAY 3-8
PERIOD. A MEAN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL REMAIN OVER THE EASTERN HALF
OF THE COUNTRY DURING THE PERIOD WHILE WESTERN UPPER RIDGE REMAINS
NEAR THE WEST COAST. A WEAK UPPER LOW NEAR NORTHERN BAJA AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD WILL SLOWLY TRACK EAST ACROSS NORTHERN
MEXICO BEFORE EVENTUALLY BECOMING ABSORBED OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
BY THE LARGER-SCALE EASTERN TROUGH BY DAY 6/SUN. AT THE SURFACE...A
COLD FRONT WILL TRACK SOUTH/SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST U.S. ON
DAY 3/THU...BRINGING WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION FROM THE MID-ATLANTIC
TO THE GULF COAST STATES. BEHIND THE FRONT...HIGH PRESSURE WILL
DOMINATE SURFACE CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF THE PERIOD RESULTING IN
GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS AND QUIET FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. THE
EXCEPTION MAY BE ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
WHERE WARMING AND DRYING WILL OCCUR BENEATH THE UPPER RIDGE.
ADDITIONALLY...SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN MAY LEAD
TO SOME PERIOD OF LIGHT OFFSHORE WINDS ON DAYS 3-5/THU-SAT.
HOWEVER...THE LACK OF STRONGER OFFSHORE WINDS AND UNFAVORABLE FUEL
CONDITIONS WILL LIMIT ANY FIRE WEATHER THREAT.

..LEITMAN.. 03/03/2015

...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...




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