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Jan 20, 2017 Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Fri Jan 20 07:03:03 UTC 2017 (Print Version | 20170120 1200Z Day 2 FireWX shapefile | 20170120 1200Z Day 2 FireWX KML)
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   FNUS22 KWNS 200658

   Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1258 AM CST Fri Jan 20 2017

   Valid 211200Z - 221200Z

   A powerful mid/upper-level jet will shift from southern
   California/northwest Mexico eastward towards southern Texas and the
   northwest Gulf of Mexico. As it does so, a closed low will develop
   across the Red River Valley, translating east towards the ArkLaTex.
   The surface response will feature cyclogenesis across the Texas
   Panhandle, with the low then migrating east across southern Oklahoma
   Saturday night.

   ...Portions of the southern high Plains and south Texas Plains...
   High pressure building into the Desert Southwest will combine with
   the aforementioned surface low to enhance the pressure gradient over
   parts of the southern Plains through Saturday night. While this
   gradient and strong westerly flow aloft will favor windy conditions
   in many locations, elevated/locally critical fire-weather concerns
   will likely be confined to portions of the south Texas Plains near
   the Rio Grande, where downslope drying supports RH values falling
   into the 20-25 percent range. Farther northwest, cooler temperatures
   and less receptive fuels will likely only support locally elevated

   ..Picca.. 01/20/2017

   ...Please see for graphic product...


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