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FNUS22 KWNS 230659

Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0158 AM CDT Thu May 23 2019

Valid 241200Z - 251200Z


Mid-level flow across the Southwest and southern High Plains will be
less on D2/Friday than on previous days on account of the western
trough weakening slightly during the forecast period. Consequently,
the lee trough in the southern High Plains will also deepen less.
This will mean relatively weak flow across the driest fuels in New
Mexico and West Texas. Surface RH will still fall to 10-15% across
much of New Mexico, but surface winds will generally be in the 15-20
mph range. These conditions, being seasonably common in these
locations, will not cause concern for large fire spread. Some
guidance does suggest that a few locations in northeastern New
Mexico may briefly see winds of 20-25 mph, but the short duration of
the conditions and the marginal fuel states make an elevated
highlight unwarranted.

..Wendt.. 05/23/2019

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