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Day 3-8 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0216 PM CST Mon Jan 15 2018

Valid 171200Z - 231200Z

...D5/Friday - D7/Sunday: Portions of the Southern High Plains...
Extended-range guidance is in generally good agreement depicting a
strong upper trough and an associated surface low impacting portions
of the southern High Plains from D5/Friday into the weekend. In
advance of this system, well above-average temperatures will likely
develop on Friday as low-level southwesterly flow increases.
Critical wind/RH conditions will be possible on D5/Friday from
portions of eastern NM into west TX and the TX Panhandle.

On D6/Saturday, windy and dry conditions will likely continue to
impact portions of the southern High Plains, though some cooling may
begin from west to east across portions of NM as a cold front begins
to advance eastward over the region. Critical wind/RH conditions
will be possible on D6/Saturday over generally the same area as
D5/Friday from eastern NM into west TX and the TX Panhandle.

On D7/Sunday, the cold front is expected to sweep through much of
TX, resulting in cooler temperatures. Some potential for elevated to
locally critical wind/RH conditions may develop near and immediately
behind the front across portions of central/southern TX, but due to
uncertainty regarding fuel receptivity across the area and the
timing of the front, no probabilities have been included at this
time.

..Dean.. 01/15/2018

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

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