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Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0120 AM CST Tue Jan 23 2018

Valid 241200Z - 251200Z

...Synopsis...
A more progressive upper-level pattern will emerge on Wednesday.
While the mean upper trough remains over the eastern third of the
U.S, the western upper ridge will shift east into the Plains as
another trough moves onshore the Pacific coast by the end of the
period. At the surface, high pressure will build east from the
Plains toward the southeastern states. Meanwhile, a weak lee trough
will develop over the southern High Plains with a modest pressure
gradient across the region during the afternoon.

As a result, elevated fire weather potential will exist across parts
of far southwest KS/southeast CO, eastern NM, the OK/TX Panhandles
and far western OK. Here, southwest winds around 15 mph with
occasionally higher gusts are possible. Temperatures also will warm
back into the mid 50s to low 60s. A very dry airmass will remain
over the region, and RH values are expected to drop into the 12-25
percent range.

..Leitman.. 01/23/2018

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

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