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Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0112 PM CDT Wed May 23 2018

Valid 241200Z - 251200Z

...NO CRITICAL AREAS...

Current forecast appears on track and no changes are necessary. See
previous discussion below for more details.

..Nauslar.. 05/23/2018

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0805 AM CDT Wed May 23 2018/

...Synopsis...
Quieter fire weather conditions are expected D2/Thu.  Mid-level
ridging will develop across dry areas of the Southwest and southern
Rockies, where dry near surface conditions, dry fuels, and drought
persist.  As this occurs, mid-level flow will slacken substantially
across these areas, leading to a resultant decrease in surface flow.
Locally elevated fire weather conditions will exist nearer the Lower
Colorado River Valley and into portions of central Arizona, although
surface wind speeds are expected to be too light (10-15 mph) to
justify any highlights at this time.

Elsewhere, a generally wet pattern across much of the U.S. should
limit the fire weather threat in most areas.  Large-scale fire
weather is not expected.

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

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