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DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0312 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2016

VALID 241200Z - 251200Z

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF NERN/E-CNTRL NM...

...SYNOPSIS...
A CORRIDOR OF ENHANCED MID-LEVEL SWLY FLOW WILL EXTEND FROM PARTS OF
THE SWRN CONUS TO THE N-CNTRL CONUS. THIS CORRIDOR WILL LIE BETWEEN
WRN CONUS TROUGHING AND A RIDGE FROM THE GREAT LAKES REGION TO THE
GULF COAST. A DRYLINE WILL EXTEND N/S ACROSS PARTS OF THE SRN HIGH
PLAINS.

...PORTIONS OF SERN AZ...ERN/CNTRL/SRN NM...FAR W TX...WRN OK
PANHANDLE...
W OF THE DRYLINE...DEEP VERTICAL MIXING AMID THE ENHANCED MID-LEVEL
FLOW WILL SUPPORT AN ENHANCED FIRE-WEATHER RISK. LOW-END CRITICAL
FIRE-WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED ACROSS PORTIONS OF
NERN/E-CNTRL NM WHERE SWLY SFC WINDS AROUND 20-22 MPH WITH HIGHER
GUSTS ARE FORECAST TO COMBINE WITH AFTERNOON RH AROUND 5-10 PERCENT.
WITH DRY FUELS IN THESE LOCATIONS...A CRITICAL AREA HAS BEEN ADDED.
ELEVATED TO BORDERLINE-CRITICAL FIRE-WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
IN THE SURROUNDING ELEVATED AREA...WHERE CONFIDENCE IN CRITICALLY
STRONG WINDS OCCURRING ON ANY MORE THAN A BRIEF/SPOTTY BASIS IS
LIMITED IN THE ABSENCE OF STRONGER LOW/MID-LEVEL FLOW DESPITE LOW
RH. WHILE ELEVATED TO BORDERLINE-CRITICAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS
MAY EXTEND E OF THE HIGHLIGHTED AREAS INTO PARTS OF THE TX/OK
PANHANDLES...TX S PLAINS...AND VICINITY...UNFAVORABLE FUEL
CONDITIONS FOR FIRE SPREAD OWING TO FUEL GREEN-UP PRECLUDES
FIRE-WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS IN THESE AREAS.

..COHEN.. 05/24/2016

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

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