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FNUS21 KWNS 281627
FWDDY1

DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1027 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

VALID 281700Z - 011200Z

...NO CRITICAL AREAS...

NO CHANGES...SEE PREVIOUS DISCUSSION BELOW.

..DEAN.. 02/28/2015

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0318 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015/

...SYNOPSIS...
A SHORTWAVE TROUGH CENTERED OVER ORE/NRN CA EARLY THIS MORNING WILL
AMPLIFY AS IT MOVES SLOWLY SWD...WHILE GENERALLY WLY TO SWLY FLOW
ALOFT PREVAILS OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE CONUS. AT THE SFC...A
PRESSURE GRADIENT EXISTS BETWEEN A LOW OVER THE GREAT BASIN AND A
LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE OHIO VALLEY. THIS GRADIENT WILL
PROMOTE SLY/SWLY WINDS OF 10-20 MPH AND ASSOCIATED DOWNSLOPE
WARMING/DRYING THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS FAR W TX AND A SMALL PORTION OF
S-CNTRL NM NEAR THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER. A MARGINAL REDUCTION IN RH
SHOULD OCCUR ACROSS THIS REGION FOR A FEW HOURS THIS AFTERNOON AS
TEMPERATURES AT LOWER ELEVATIONS WARM INTO THE 60S. HOWEVER...FUELS
REMAIN UNRECEPTIVE OWING TO ANTECEDENT PRECIPITATION...AND RH VALUES
ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE CRITICAL THRESHOLDS. THEREFORE...NO
ELEVATED AREA IS NEEDED FOR FAR W TX/S-CNTRL NM. ELSEWHERE ACROSS
THE CONUS...FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE MINIMAL AS A COMBINATION
OF STRONG WINDS AND CRITICALLY LOWERED RH IS NOT EXPECTED.

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



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