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FNUS21 KWNS 210658

Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0158 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Valid 211200Z - 221200Z

An amplified upper pattern will continue over the CONUS today, with
upper ridging over the western states and an upper trough/low moving
northeastward from the Mid-Atlantic/Southeast to off the coast of
New England. Weak surface troughing will persist across portions of
the southern/central High Plains.

...Portions of the FL Peninsula...
Strong/gusty post-frontal winds will occur across much of the
Southeast today. West-northwesterly winds of 10-20 mph appear likely
across much of FL. RH values should become lowered into the 25-35%
range across mainly the eastern half of the FL peninsula due to
efficient boundary-layer mixing of the dry post-frontal airmass.
While these conditions would typically support an elevated/critical
threat, wetting precipitation occurred yesterday across much of this
region. This will generally limit fuel receptiveness today.

One exception will be across far southern FL in the vicinity of Palm
Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Here, little to no wetting
rainfall occurred, and ongoing drought coupled with receptive fuels
should support large fire spread given the forecast meteorological
conditions. Have therefore introduced a small elevated delineation
for this area to account for this threat.

..Gleason.. 03/21/2018

...Please see for graphic product...

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