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Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0938 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

Valid 201700Z - 211200Z

The ongoing forecast is on track with no changes needed.  Locally
critical fire weather conditions are possible - especially on the
western extent of the ongoing elevated area where 20+ mph surface
winds are possible for brief periods of time this afternoon.
Elsewhere, 8-20% RH values will combine with 15 mph winds and warm
(70s F) surface temperatures during the afternoon within the
elevated area.

See the previous discussion below for more details.

..Cook.. 01/20/2018

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0119 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018/

...Southern High Plains...

An upper trough will migrate eastward across the western U.S. to the
central and southern Rockies by Sunday morning, resulting in strong
height falls across the southern Rockies and adjacent High Plains
during the latter half of the period. At the surface, a weak lee low
will develop over CO during the afternoon and breezy conditions are
forecast across eastern NM into western TX and OK. Above-normal high
temperatures and low RH values are expected once again today. High
temperatures will top out in the 70s and RH values in the 8-20
percent range. Sustained west-southwest winds around 15 mph with
occasionally higher gusts are possible. Critical conditions, mainly
across parts of east-central NM, may occur on a brief/spotty basis.

...Please see for graphic product...

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