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FNUS22 KWNS 091827

Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1226 PM CST Fri Dec 09 2016

Valid 101200Z - 111200Z


No changes are required to the previous outlook.

..Rogers.. 12/09/2016

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0216 AM CST Fri Dec 09 2016/

With quasi-zonal flow aloft across much of the CONUS, a low
amplitude trough with attendant mid/upper-level speed maximum is
forecast to advance eastward from the West Coast to the central
Rockies on Saturday. A surface lee trough will develop across the
central and southern High Plains by Saturday afternoon in response
to the large-scale ascent preceding the upper trough/speed maximum.

Locally strong winds of 15-25 mph appear probable across mainly
eastern NM Saturday afternoon as the surface lee trough strengthens.
Downslope westerly trajectories should encourage some low-level
warming/drying of an antecedent cool airmass. However, RH values are
forecast to become only marginally lowered, generally remaining at
or above 20 percent. Furthermore, latest guidance suggests fuels
will likely not be overly receptive to large fire starts on
Saturday. Therefore, no elevated area has been introduced.

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