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Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1228 PM CST Tue Jan 24 2017

Valid 251200Z - 261200Z

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST
TEXAS...EDWARDS PLATEAU...RIO GRANDE VALLEY...AND DEEP SOUTH
TEXAS...

...Portions of West and South TX...
Increasing confidence in critical meteorological conditions (i.e.
sustained winds at or above 20 mph and RH values in the teens)
combined with further drying of fine fuels across the region
anticipated today (Tuesday) is expected to result in a critical fire
weather threat from portions of southwest TX southeastward through
the Edwards Plateau and Rio Grande Valley. As such, the outlook was
upgraded accordingly. Elevated to locally critical conditions are
still expected surrounding the critical area.

..Mosier.. 01/24/2017

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0228 AM CST Tue Jan 24 2017/

...Synopsis...
An upper trough covering much of the western and central CONUS at
the start of the period will progress eastward during the day on
Wednesday, as a surface low moves from the upper Midwest into the
Great Lakes. In the wake of the low, high pressure will build into
the Intermountain West. Elevated to locally critical conditions are
expected within a dry and windy post-frontal regime across west and
south TX.

...Portions of West and South TX...
Sustained northwesterly winds of 15-25 mph are expected across
portions of west and south TX on Wednesday, as RH values drop into
the 12-25 percent range. This will result in elevated to locally
critical fire weather conditions. Due to lingering uncertainty
regarding the duration of critical wind/RH, no areas will be
upgraded at the time, but some portion of the area may eventually
require a critical designation in subsequent outlooks.

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

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