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Jan 20, 2017 Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Fri Jan 20 07:03:03 UTC 2017 (Print Version | 20170120 1200Z Day 1 FireWX shapefile | 20170120 1200Z Day 1 FireWX KML)
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   FNUS21 KWNS 200657

   Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1257 AM CST Fri Jan 20 2017

   Valid 201200Z - 211200Z


   As one mid-level impulse lifts north across the northern Plains and
   upper Midwest, another will progress east from the southern Rockies
   towards the central Plains. Meanwhile, a 120-130 kt mid-level jet
   will approach the southern California coast. In response, the
   large-scale pattern will feature cyclonic flow establishing across
   much of the western two-thirds of the contiguous US. At the surface,
   a lee cyclone will deepen slightly as it shifts across the Oklahoma
   Panhandle into southern Kansas.

   ...Portions of the southern Plains...
   With enhanced westerly mid-level flow over the region and a
   tightened surface pressure gradient, winds will increase across
   eastern New Mexico, western Texas, and western Oklahoma today.
   Sustained westerly winds around 20-35 mph, gusting up to 40-45 mph,
   will enhance the fire-weather threat some. However, despite deep
   diurnal mixing, mid-level cooling will likely favor surface
   temperatures in the 50s/60s across the windiest locations. In turn,
   RH values will generally stay above 25 percent. Considering the
   marginal nature of fuels across much of the region, only locally
   elevated concerns are expected at this time.

   ..Picca.. 01/20/2017

   ...Please see for graphic product...

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