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   FNUS21 KWNS 090755
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0255 AM CDT SAT APR 09 2011
   
   VALID 091200Z - 101200Z
   
   ...EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR ERN/SERN CO...FAR
   WRN/SWRN KS...OK PANHANDLE...FAR NERN NM...
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR ERN CO...SWRN/S-CNTRL NEB...WRN
   KS...WRN TX/OK...ERN/SRN NM...
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   AN AMPLIFIED UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH IS FORECAST TO MOVE EWD ACROSS THE
   GREAT BASIN AND INTERMOUNTAIN W TODAY...FAVORING LEE SIDE
   CYCLOGENESIS OVER THE CNTRL HIGH PLAINS DURING THE AFTERNOON. AS
   SURFACE LOW PRESSURE DEEPENS AND EMERGES ACROSS NEB/KS...A WARM
   FRONT WILL LIFT NWD ACROSS THE LWR MO VALLEY REGION...WHILE A
   DRYLINE MIXES EWD INTO WRN KS/OK AND NWRN TX.
   
   ...CNTRL/SRN HIGH PLAINS...
   STRONG MIDLEVEL SWLYS /60-90 KT AT 500 MB...40-50 KT AT 700 MB/ ARE
   FORECAST TO SPREAD NEWD ACROSS THE CNTRL/SRN HIGH PLAINS THIS
   AFTERNOON ATOP A WARM SURFACE AIRMASS /ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES
   RANGING FROM THE 70S NEAR THE FRONT RANGE OF CO AND CNTRL MOUNTAINS
   OF NM...TO 80S/90S OVER THE ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS/. GIVEN THE
   JUXTAPOSITION OF MIN RH VALUES RANGING FROM 5-15 PERCENT...SUSTAINED
   SURFACE WINDS FROM 30-40 MPH /WITH GUSTS POSSIBLY EXCEEDING 50
   MPH/...AND ONGOING SEVERE DROUGHT...UPGRADED PORTIONS OF ERN/SERN
   CO...FAR WRN/SWRN KS...THE OK PANHANDLE...AND FAR NERN NM TO
   EXTREMELY CRITICAL.
   
   S OF THE EXTREMELY CRITICAL AREA...WIDESPREAD HIGH END CRITICAL
   CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY ACROSS MUCH OF ERN/SRN NM AND W TX...WHERE
   WIND SPEEDS AOA 30 MPH OVER NM...TO 20-30 MPH IN TX WILL BE
   COLOCATED WITH RH VALUES FROM 10-20 PERCENT IN NM TO 5-15 PERCENT IN
   W TX. FARTHER N...DRY/BREEZY CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO SPREAD
   ACROSS NERN CO...WRN KS...AND SWRN/S-CNTRL NEB AS SURFACE LOW
   PRESSURE BEGINS TO EMERGE OVER THE CNTRL HIGH PLAINS. RH VALUES IN
   THE TEENS AND WIND SPEEDS IN EXCESS OF 20 MPH APPEAR PROBABLE ACROSS
   THE AREA...WHICH WILL SUPPORT A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT GIVEN
   DEVELOPING LONG TERM DRYNESS/DROUGHT.
   
   ..GARNER.. 04/09/2011
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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