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FNUS28 KWNS 071950
FWDD38

Day 3-8 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0150 PM CST Wed Dec 07 2016

Valid 091200Z - 151200Z

Strong, quasi-zonal flow aloft will overspread the U.S. during the
extended forecast period. A broad/low-amplitude trough will develop
in the central states around D5/Sun, while slowly amplifying on its
eastward trek toward the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.  At the
surface, a strong anticyclone will dominate the synoptic pattern for
most of the Lower 48 through D4/Sat, when rapid cyclogenesis begins
along the lee of the central and southern Rockies.  This lee cyclone
will be the dominant factor for any enhanced fire weather threat
along the southern High Plains as an otherwise cool pattern
precludes concerns in most areas and weak onshore flow continues
across the West Coast.

...D4/Sat - East Central New Mexico...
A tightening pressure gradient on the southern periphery of a
rapidly deepening surface cyclone will foster 20-30 mph Westerly
downslope flow with occasional higher gusts.  Surface temperatures
and RH will be on the margins of a critical fire threat, but
elevated fire weather conditions appear likely given 60-65F temps
and 15-20 percent RH.  Relatively rain-free conditions over the past
1-2 weeks, along with dry fuels, will also support the elevated
threat.

..Cook.. 12/07/2016

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

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