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FNUS22 KWNS 221715

Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1114 AM CST Sun Jan 22 2017

Valid 231200Z - 241200Z

...Portions of the southern High Plains...
Previous forecast remains valid and no changes are needed to the
previous outlook. See forecast discussion below for more details.

..Mosier.. 01/22/2017

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0119 AM CST Sun Jan 22 2017/

While one amplified trough lifts northeast along the Atlantic coast,
another will overspread much of the Inter-mountain West, as a strong
jet moves from the eastern Pacific to the southern high Plains. In
response to increasing flow perpendicular to the Rockies, a lee
cyclone will organize over eastern Colorado, with a trough extending
southward along the southern high Plains.

...Portions of the southern high Plains...
A tight pressure gradient and strengthening 700-mb flow will bring
another round of breezy conditions to parts of the region on Monday.
Sustained westerly winds around 20-30 mph should develop by
afternoon from eastern Colorado southward to the Texas Trans-Pecos.
Downslope flow will encourage RH values falling below 20-25 percent
as well, which will work in tandem with drying fuels to produce
elevated fire-weather concerns across portions of southeastern New
Mexico and western Texas.

...Please see for graphic product...

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