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May 25, 2016 Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Wed May 25 17:31:02 UTC 2016 (Print Version | 20160525 2000Z Day 2 FireWX shapefile | 20160525 2000Z 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 61,458 1,286,920 El Paso, TX...Las Cruces, NM...Roswell, NM...Alamogordo, NM...Clovis, NM...
   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 251727

   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1227 PM CDT WED MAY 25 2016

   VALID 261200Z - 271200Z

   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF ERN/CNTRL/SRN NM...FAR
   W TX...

   NO CHANGES TO THE PREVIOUS FORECAST ARE NEEDED. SEE DISCUSSION BELOW
   FOR MORE DETAILS.

   ..LEITMAN.. 05/25/2016

   .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0240 AM CDT WED MAY 25 2016/

   ...SYNOPSIS...
   IN THE MID LEVELS...A SHORTWAVE TROUGH AND ACCOMPANYING WIND-SPEED
   MAXIMUM WILL PROGRESS EWD/ENEWD FROM PORTIONS OF THE SWRN STATES
   ACROSS THE SRN ROCKIES TO THE CNTRL/SRN HIGH PLAINS. A DRYLINE WILL
   EXTEND N/S OVER PORTIONS OF THE SRN HIGH PLAINS AND VICINITY.

   ...PORTIONS OF ERN/CNTRL/SRN NM...FAR W TX...AND VICINITY...
   TO THE W OF THE AFOREMENTIONED DRYLINE...ENHANCED FLOW ALOFT
   ASSOCIATED WITH THE WIND-SPEED MAXIMUM COUPLED WITH A DEEP MIXED
   LAYER WILL SUPPORT SWLY TO WSWLY SFC WINDS OF 20-30 MPH. RH AROUND
   5-12 PERCENT WILL COMBINE WITH THESE WINDS AMIDST DRY FUELS TO
   SUPPORT A CRITICAL AREA ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE REGION.

   ELEVATED TO BORDERLINE-CRITICAL FIRE-WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
   IN THE SURROUNDING ELEVATED AREA. HOWEVER...WITHIN THE ELEVATED
   AREA...CONFIDENCE IN CRITICALLY STRONG WINDS OCCURRING ON ANY MORE
   THAN A BRIEF/SPOTTY BASIS IS LIMITED IN THE ABSENCE OF STRONGER
   LOW/MID-LEVEL FLOW DESPITE EXPECTED LOW RH.

   ADDITIONALLY...ELEVATED TO CRITICAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS COULD
   EXTEND TO THE E OF THE ELEVATED/CRITICAL AREAS -- INTO PARTS OF THE
   TX/OK PANHANDLES...TX S PLAINS...AND VICINITY. HOWEVER...UNFAVORABLE
   FUEL CONDITIONS FOR FIRE SPREAD OWING TO FUEL GREEN-UP PRECLUDES
   FIRE-WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS IN THESE AREAS.

   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...

   CLICK FOR DAY 2 FIREWX AREAL OUTLINE PRODUCT (KWNSPFWFD2)

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