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FNUS22 KWNS 261649
FWDDY2

DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1148 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

VALID 271200Z - 281200Z

A MINOR SWWD SHIFT WAS MADE TO THE ELEVATED AREA ACROSS NERN
CO...SWRN NEB...AND NWRN KS. OTHERWISE...THE FORECAST REASONING FROM
THE PREVIOUS DISCUSSION REMAINS VALID.

..GLEASON.. 03/26/2015

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0210 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015/

...SYNOPSIS...
AN UPPER RIDGE WILL EXPAND EWD ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN AND NRN
ROCKIES...WITH A DOWNSTREAM DEEP UPPER TROUGH APPROACHING THE
ATLANTIC COASTAL STATES BY EARLY SAT. AT THE SFC...A WEAK TROUGH
WILL DEVELOP FROM THE CNTRL DAKOTAS SWD INTO THE TX
PANHANDLE...WHILE HIGH PRESSURE GRADUALLY WEAKENS OVER THE GREAT
BASIN. MODERATELY STRONG N-NWLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP W OF
THE SFC TROUGH ACROSS THE CNTRL AND NRN HIGH PLAINS.

...NWRN KS...SWRN NEB...FAR NERN CO...
SIMILAR TO THU/D1...MODERATELY STRONG N-NWLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP
DURING THE DAY BENEATH 20-30 KT OF 700 MB FLOW AND N/W OF A SFC
TROUGH OVER THE CNTRL PLAINS...WITH SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF 20-25
MPH AND GUSTS TO 40 MPH FORECAST TO OCCUR. SLIGHTLY WARMER DAYTIME
TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S TO LOW 70S F ARE EXPECTED...BUT SUFFICIENT
LOW-MID-TROPOSPHERIC MOISTURE WILL EXIST TO MITIGATE THE POTENTIAL
FOR CRITICALLY LOW RH...WITH VALUES REMAINING ABOVE 20 PERCENT.
HOWEVER...DRY FUELS ACROSS THE REGION WILL SUPPORT ELEVATED FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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




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