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DAY 3-8 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0239 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

VALID 021200Z - 081200Z

FIRE WEATHER POTENTIAL IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN LOW DURING THE DAY 3-8
PERIOD. A MEAN TROUGH WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE EASTERN U.S. WITH
SEVERAL REINFORCING SHORTWAVES PASSING THROUGH LARGER-SCALE FLOW. AN
UPPER RIDGE WILL AMPLIFY ACROSS THE WEST...BRINGING A WARMING AND
DRYING TREND TO PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHWEST DESERTS...GREAT BASIN AND
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. HOWEVER...OFFSHORE WINDS AND/OR STRONGER INLAND
WINDS DO NOT APPEAR LIKELY DURING THE PERIOD...LIMITING THE OVERALL
THREAT. ON WEDNESDAY/DAY 5...A SHORTWAVE IMPULSE WILL TRACK
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST FROM THE CENTRAL ROCKIES AND INTO THE PLAINS...AND A
STRONG COLD FRONT WILL DROP SOUTHWARD FROM THE CENTRAL INTO THE
SOUTHERN PLAINS. THIS WILL LEAD TO SOME WINDY CONDITIONS ACROSS
PARTS OF KS/OK/TX BUT COOL TEMPERATURES AND CLOUD COVER WILL
PRECLUDE LOW RH VALUES. ADDITIONALLY...WHILE FUELS HAVE NOT BEGUN TO
GREEN-UP YET...RECENT RAINFALL WILL FURTHER NEGATE WIDESPREAD FIRE
WEATHER CONCERNS.

..LEITMAN.. 01/31/2015

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



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