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Feb 28, 2017 Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Tue Feb 28 08:04:02 UTC 2017 (Print Version | 20170228 1200Z Day 2 FireWX shapefile | 20170228 1200Z Day 2 FireWX KML)
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Risk Area (sq. mi.) Area Pop. Some Larger Population Centers in Risk Area
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   FNUS22 KWNS 280759

   Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0159 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

   Valid 011200Z - 021200Z

   A larger-scale mid/upper-level trough will gradually progress from
   the Plains states to the eastern US Wednesday, as a strong
   southwesterly jet materializes across parts of the Ohio Valley and
   northern Appalachians. Along the western periphery of the trough, a
   corridor of enhanced northwesterly flow will exist from the northern
   Rockies southeastward to the central Plains. At the surface, an
   elongated low will rapidly advance northeast along the St. Lawrence
   River Valley. To its west, high pressure will build into much of the

   ...Portions of the central/southern Plains...
   Despite cold-air advection in a north/northwesterly flow regime,
   temperatures will still climb into the 50s and 60s across OK and
   north TX, and into the 70s to lower 80s across far south TX. The
   post-frontal air mass will be characterized by precipitable-water
   values around 0.15-0.3 inches across most of the region. As a
   result, diurnal mixing will lead to minimum RH values around 15-25
   percent as well. Considering ongoing dry fuels (and the potential
   for ample pre-conditioning the day prior), these meteorological
   conditions should result in elevated/locally critical concerns from
   Kansas southward to the Rio Grande. Moreover, portions of OK and
   southern KS may require an upgrade to critical in later updates.

   ..Picca.. 02/28/2017

   ...Please see for graphic product...


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