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Jan 23, 2018 Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Tue Jan 23 18:32:03 UTC 2018 (Print Version | 20180123 2000Z Day 2 FireWX shapefile | 20180123 2000Z Day 2 FireWX KML)
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Risk Area (sq. mi.) Area Pop. Some Larger Population Centers in Risk Area
No Risk Areas Forecast
   FNUS22 KWNS 231831

   Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1231 PM CST Tue Jan 23 2018

   Valid 241200Z - 251200Z

   The ongoing forecast is on track with no changes needed.  See the
   previous discussion below for more details.

   ..Cook.. 01/23/2018

   .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0120 AM CST Tue Jan 23 2018/

   A more progressive upper-level pattern will emerge on Wednesday.
   While the mean upper trough remains over the eastern third of the
   U.S, the western upper ridge will shift east into the Plains as
   another trough moves onshore the Pacific coast by the end of the
   period. At the surface, high pressure will build east from the
   Plains toward the southeastern states. Meanwhile, a weak lee trough
   will develop over the southern High Plains with a modest pressure
   gradient across the region during the afternoon. 

   As a result, elevated fire weather potential will exist across parts
   of far southwest KS/southeast CO, eastern NM, the OK/TX Panhandles
   and far western OK. Here, southwest winds around 15 mph with
   occasionally higher gusts are possible. Temperatures also will warm
   back into the mid 50s to low 60s. A very dry airmass will remain
   over the region, and RH values are expected to drop into the 12-25
   percent range.

   ...Please see for graphic product...


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