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Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0120 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

Valid 211200Z - 221200Z

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS...

...Synopsis...
...Portions of the Southern Plains...

The Rockies upper trough will continue eastward across the Plains on
Sunday. Strong height falls and an intense midlevel jet will
overspread the southern Plains and the lee surface low over CO will
shift east across KS. A cold front will drop south-southeast,
extending from central KS into northwest OK and the TX Panhandle by
00z Monday. High temperatures will be cooler than previous days,
with afternoon temperatures topping out in the upper 40s to upper
50s across much of eastern NM into western TX. Warmer temperatures
will shift east into Oklahoma and central TX however, where 60s to
perhaps 70 degrees is forecast. Additionally, a very dry airmass
will persist over the region and RH values will fall into the 10-25
percent range. The lowest RH values are expect from portions of
southwest TX northeast toward the eastern TX Panhandle and western
OK and critical fire weather conditions are expected in this area.
Southwest winds will be quite strong, in the 20-30 mph range with
higher gusts possible across a large area from eastern NM into
western OK. This will result in a broad area of elevated to critical
Sunday afternoon.

..Leitman.. 01/20/2018

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...

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