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May 25, 2018 Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Fri May 25 07:24:03 UTC 2018 (Print Version | 20180525 1200Z Day 2 FireWX shapefile | 20180525 1200Z 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 88,202 1,124,528 Flagstaff, AZ...Grand Junction, CO...Farmington, NM...South Valley, NM...Gallup, NM...
   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 250723

   Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0223 AM CDT Fri May 25 2018

   Valid 261200Z - 271200Z

   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA...NORTHWEST NEW
   MEXICO...EXTREME WESTERN COLORADO...AND SOUTHEAST UTAH...

   ...Synopsis...
   A slow moving, closed low will begin to fill/open as it continues
   eastward on Saturday. As this occurs, a belt of enhanced
   south-southwest mid-level flow will remain in place across the
   Southwest United States into portions of the central Rocky
   Mountains.

   ...Northern Arizona, northwest New Mexico, extreme western Colorado,
   and southeast Utah...

   Widespread critical fire-weather conditions are expected across the
   region as the aforementioned low moves slowly through the West.
   Diurnal heating and deep vertical mixing will result in favorable
   downward momentum transport across the area, supporting afternoon
   winds in the 20-30 mph range, with stronger gusts. Additionally,
   minimum afternoon relative-humidity values will fall into the single
   digits and teens across a similar area. This combination of hot,
   dry, and windy conditions will result in widespread
   elevated-to-critical fire-weather concerns. One mitigating factor
   for a more widespread fire-weather event will be non-cured fuels
   across portions of the higher elevations.

   ..Marsh.. 05/25/2018

   ...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...

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