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Jan 22, 2017 Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Sun Jan 22 17:19:03 UTC 2017 (Print Version | 20170122 2000Z Day 2 FireWX shapefile | 20170122 2000Z Day 2 FireWX KML)
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   FNUS22 KWNS 221714

   Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1114 AM CST Sun Jan 22 2017

   Valid 231200Z - 241200Z

   ...Portions of the southern High Plains...
   Previous forecast remains valid and no changes are needed to the
   previous outlook. See forecast discussion below for more details.

   ..Mosier.. 01/22/2017

   .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0119 AM CST Sun Jan 22 2017/

   While one amplified trough lifts northeast along the Atlantic coast,
   another will overspread much of the Inter-mountain West, as a strong
   jet moves from the eastern Pacific to the southern high Plains. In
   response to increasing flow perpendicular to the Rockies, a lee
   cyclone will organize over eastern Colorado, with a trough extending
   southward along the southern high Plains.

   ...Portions of the southern high Plains...
   A tight pressure gradient and strengthening 700-mb flow will bring
   another round of breezy conditions to parts of the region on Monday.
   Sustained westerly winds around 20-30 mph should develop by
   afternoon from eastern Colorado southward to the Texas Trans-Pecos.
   Downslope flow will encourage RH values falling below 20-25 percent
   as well, which will work in tandem with drying fuels to produce
   elevated fire-weather concerns across portions of southeastern New
   Mexico and western Texas.

   ...Please see for graphic product...


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