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Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0258 PM CDT Tue Jun 19 2018
Valid 201200Z - 211200Z
Added a small elevated area in the lee of the Sierras near Reno,
Nevada. Sustained winds may approach 20 mph for a brief period late
Wednesday afternoon into the evening with critical or near critical
RH values (10 to 18 percent). Concern about limited duration of
these conditions as well as marginal fuels preclude the need for a
critical area at this time. However, after coordination with the
local office in Reno, at least some fine fuels are susceptible to
fire spread which justifies the introduction of the elevated area.
.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0140 AM CDT Tue Jun 19 2018/
An upper-level ridge and associated surface high pressure regime
will build across the western CONUS during the Day 2/Wednesday
period. The trailing portion of a cold front will traverse the
southern Great Basin and Four Corners region during the afternoon
...Four Corners region...
Near critical RH values will be prevalent across the southern Great
Basin and the Southwest throughout much of the day. Winds are
expected to mainly stay below critical thresholds, though portions
of the Four Corners region behind the trailing portion of a cold
front may experience locally stronger winds suggestive of elevated
criteria. Given current uncertainties of frontal placement and
expanse of overlapping favorable RH/wind conditions, an elevated
area was not delineated.
...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...
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