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FNUS22 KWNS 260843
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Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0342 AM CDT Sat May 26 2018

Valid 271200Z - 281200Z

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR MUCH OF NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND
ADJACENT PORTIONS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO...

...Synopsis...
A closed low across the Intermountain West will maintain itself
through the forecast period. This will allow for broad southwest
flow to continue across the southern and central Rocky Mountains and
begin to impinge the southern High Plains. The result will be an
increase in downslope flow across the Plains of eastern New Mexico
and Colorado. Here, winds between 20-30 mph will combine with
relative-humidity values in the single digits to low teens to result
in critical fire-weather conditions. Surrounding this, relative
humidity is expected to increase to the north and east, limiting the
overall fire-weather threat. To the south, across much of New
Mexico, however, single-digit relative humidity will remain in
place. However, this region should be just south of the stronger
tropospheric flow resulting in surface winds weak enough to only
justify elevated fire-weather highlights at this time.

..Marsh.. 05/26/2018

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

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