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DAY 3-8 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0240 PM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

VALID 241200Z - 301200Z

--AN ACTIVE METEOROLOGICAL FIRE WEATHER PATTERN FEATURING WIDESPREAD
STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL LIKELY DEVELOP AND
AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE SWRN CONUS FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.--

A POWERFUL UPPER JET OVER THE ERN PACIFIC WILL EVOLVE INTO A HIGHLY
AMPLIFIED TROUGH/CLOSED CIRCULATION AS IT MOVES ACROSS THE WEST
COAST STATES ON FRIDAY AND INTO THE PLAINS BY EARLY SUNDAY. A HIGH
CONFIDENCE MULTI-DAY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT WILL LIKELY FIRST
DEVELOP OVER PORTIONS OF THE CO RIVER VALLEY ON FRIDAY.  CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL SHIFT EWD INTO THE SRN ROCKIES/SRN HIGH
PLAINS AS A MID-LEVEL SPEED MAX MOVES THROUGH THE BASE OF THE TROUGH
ON SATURDAY.  HIGH-END CRITICAL TO POTENTIALLY EXTREME CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP WITHIN THE CRITICAL AREA OVER ERN NM
AND PARTS OF W TX.  BY SUNDAY THE FIRE WEATHER THREAT WILL LARGELY
REMAIN CONFINED TO THE SRN HIGH PLAINS.

..SMITH.. 04/22/2014

...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...



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