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Day 3-8 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0424 PM CDT Mon May 22 2017

Valid 241200Z - 301200Z

A mid-level trough will develop across the western United States
early in the forecast period before slowly moving east. As this
trough moves east, a couple days of enhanced westerly mid-level flow
will overspread the Southwest, especially New Mexico. This will
result in a couple days (Thursday and Friday) with
elevated-to-critical meteorological fire-weather conditions across
the Southwest as strong vertical mixing brings the stronger flow
aloft to the surface. Numerical differences regarding the corridor
of strongest low-level flow and concerns about receptiveness of
fuels to fire starts mitigate the need for higher probabilities.

..Marsh.. 05/22/2017

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