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Feb 26, 2017 Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Sun Feb 26 07:50:06 UTC 2017 (Print Version | 20170226 1200Z Day 2 FireWX shapefile | 20170226 1200Z Day 2 FireWX KML)
Day 2 Fire
 Population  Cities/Towns  CWAs  Interstates  Counties  FEMA Regions  Day 2 Surface Analysis

Risk Area (sq. mi.) Area Pop. Some Larger Population Centers in Risk Area
Critical 93,666 1,477,950 Lubbock, TX...Amarillo, TX...Midland, TX...Odessa, TX...Roswell, NM...
   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 260745

   Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0145 AM CST Sun Feb 26 2017

   Valid 271200Z - 281200Z

   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN/CENTRAL
   HIGH PLAINS...

   ...Synopsis...
   As a mid-level trough amplifies across the western US, heights will
   gradually rise over much of the Plains and Mississippi Valley.
   Within a broad area of relatively fast zonal flow across the central
   US, multiple embedded impulses will translate northeastward towards
   the Great Lakes and East Coast. At the surface, high pressure will
   continue to build eastward into the Atlantic. To the west of this
   ridge, lee troughing will organize over much of the high Plains,
   with cyclogenesis occurring over eastern Colorado.

   ...Portions of the southern/central high Plains...
   Strengthening westerly flow will overspread much of the
   southern/central Rockies on Monday, resulting in a stronger surface
   response (i.e., the aforementioned lee cyclogenesis) during the day.
   In tandem with strengthening southwesterly mid-level flow, a
   tightening surface gradient will favor windy conditions across much
   of the region. Sustained winds around 20-30 mph, with gusts upwards
   of 40 mph, will combine with RH values around 12-15 percent to
   produce critical fire-weather concerns from southeast Colorado to
   the Texas Trans-Pecos. Surrounding this area, sustained winds around
   15-25 mph and RH values around 15-25 percent will support elevated
   fire-weather concerns extending eastward into western Oklahoma and
   the Texas Rolling Plains.

   ..Picca.. 02/26/2017

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

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