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Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0135 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

Valid 231200Z - 241200Z

...Synopsis...
Elevated fire weather conditions are expected today, mainly across
portions of eastern NM and southwest TX. The western upper trough
will rotate across the Four Corners region toward the Rockies and
adjacent High Plains by tonight. Deep-layer southwesterly flow will
increase and a weak lee trough will develop over the southern High
Plains. As a result, breezy southwesterly surface winds around 15-20
mph with some higher gusts are expected. RH values also will fall
into the 15-25 percent range. While these conditions will be present
across a larger area from southeast AZ through much of NM, fuel
conditions do not appear favorable further west and any threat
should remain focused across the High Plains to the east of the
central mountains in NM into southwest TX. Some brief and localized
critical conditions cannot be ruled out, mainly closer to the
mountains where RH values will be lowest due to dry, downslope
winds.

..Leitman.. 02/23/2018

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

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