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FNUS22 KWNS 220526
FWDDY2

Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1226 AM CDT Tue May 22 2018

Valid 231200Z - 241200Z

...Synopsis...
The mid-level low partially responsible for elevated to critical
fire weather on D1/Tue will begin to eject north-northeastward
toward the northern Rockies through the D2/Wed forecast period.  In
its wake, mid-level ridging will build in across the Great Basin,
although lingering mid-level flow (around 25-30 kts) will persist
across dry areas of the Southwest and southern Rockies.  A dry
airmass will also persist across these areas, with elevated to
locally critical fire weather conditions expected where fuels are
dry.

...Eastern Arizona into central New Mexico...
A similar fire weather scenario will exist as on D1/Tue as 15-20 mph
southerly flow develops across the region during peak heating.
Locally higher winds will occur in terrain-favored areas
particularly across central New Mexico.  Meanwhile, surface
temperatures rising through the 70s and 80s F will result in
widespread areas of critical RH - perhaps falling into the single
digits across central New Mexico.  Widespread elevated fire weather
conditions are expected given the aforementioned atmospheric
factors.  Locally/briefly critical fire weather conditions cannot be
completely ruled out across central New Mexico where locally higher
winds and dry fuels exist.

..Cook.. 05/22/2018

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

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