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FNUS21 KWNS 051543
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DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0942 AM CST MON DEC 05 2016

VALID 051700Z - 061200Z

...NO CRITICAL AREAS...

ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR FOR A FEW HOURS
THIS AFTERNOON IN PORTIONS OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO.  HERE...
TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TO MID 60S AND WESTERLY LOW-LEVEL DOWNSLOPE
APPROACHING 20 MPH IN A FEW LOCATIONS WILL COMBINE WITH 15-25
PERCENT RH.  FUELS /ESPECIALLY FINER FUELS/ ARE DRY IN THIS REGION
AS WELL...WITH MINIMAL PRECIPITATION OCCURRING IN THE AREA OVER THE
PAST FEW WEEKS.  AN ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER AREA HAS BEEN HIGHLIGHTED
TO ADDRESS THIS THREAT.

SEE THE PREVIOUS DISCUSSION BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

..COOK.. 12/05/2016

.PREV DISCUSSION.../ISSUED 0234 AM CST MON DEC 05 2016/

...SYNOPSIS...
BROAD...CYCLONIC UPPER LEVEL FLOW WILL OVERSPREAD MUCH OF THE WESTERN
TWO-THIRDS OF THE COUNTRY TODAY. ONE EMBEDDED SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL
MIGRATE EAST-NORTHEAST FROM THE NORTHERN ROCKIES TO THE UPPER
MIDWEST...WHILE A SECOND SHORTWAVE DROPS SOUTHWARD ALONG THE BRITISH
COLUMBIA COAST AND INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. MEANWHILE...THE UPPER
LOW NEAR THE TEXAS BIG BEND AREA WILL LIFT NORTHEAST AND MERGE WITH
CYCLONIC NORTHERN-STREAM FLOW OVER THE MIDDLE-TO-LOWER
MISSISSIPPI/LOWER OHIO VALLEY REGIONS. WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION IS
EXPECTED ACROSS PARTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST...THE SOUTHEASTERN
U.S. AND THE DAKOTAS/UPPER MIDWEST AHEAD OF EACH OF THESE SHORTWAVE
FEATURES...NEGATING ANY FIRE CONCERNS. ELSEWHERE...FIRE WEATHER
CONCERNS ARE NOT EXPECTED DUE TO COOL TEMPERATURES AND LACK OF
JUXTAPOSITION BETWEEN STRONGER SURFACE WINDS AND LOW RH VALUES.

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

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