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Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1022 AM CST Sun Feb 25 2018
Valid 251700Z - 261200Z
...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN HIGH
The ongoing forecast is on track. Critical conditions remain likely
in portions of east-central New Mexico and adjacent areas of the
Texas Panhandle/South Plains. Additionally, locally critical
conditions are possible in far west Texas, especially where fuels
are dry and favor fire spread.
See the previous discussion below for more details.
.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0122 AM CST Sun Feb 25 2018/
The upper trough over the Four Corners region this morning will
shift east over the central/southern Plains by this evening. This
will maintain strong deep layer southwesterly flow across the
southern Rockies into the Plains today. At the surface, weak low
pressure over the southern High Plains will favor downslope winds.
Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are expected for
several hours this afternoon from southeast co into eastern NM,
western TX and the western OK Panhandle. Across this region,
sustained winds of 15-20 mph with higher gusts are expected, and RH
values will fall to the upper single digits to upper teens. The most
favorable area for critical fire weather conditions will be across
east-central NM into portions of the TX South Plains where a
combination of very low RH, gusty winds and critically dry fuels
...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...
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