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Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1250 AM CST Sun Nov 19 2017

Valid 201200Z - 211200Z

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR EAST-CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

...Synopsis...
The large-scale mid-level pattern is forecast to undergo
amplification on Monday as a ridge builds northward across the west.
In between, strong northwest flow will take shape across the leeward
side of the Rocky Mountains, particularly the southern Rockies. At
the surface, the lee trough across the High Plains will begin to
move east as a surface front pushes south through the Plains.

...East-central New Mexico into the southern Texas Panhandle...
Downslope warming and drying from northwest flow will result in
relative humidity falling into the single digits to lower teens. At
the same time, the combination of vertical mixing, enhanced
mid-level flow overhead, and the lingering effects of the lee trough
will result in strong, gusty surface winds -- potentially in excess
of 30 mph. This will result in elevated-to-critical fire-weather
conditions during the afternoon.

..Marsh.. 11/19/2017

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

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