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Jun 19, 2018 Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Tue Jun 19 20:00:04 UTC 2018 (Print Version | 20180619 2000Z Day 2 FireWX shapefile | 20180619 2000Z Day 2 FireWX KML)
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   FNUS22 KWNS 191958

   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.

   ..Bentley.. 06/19/2018

   .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 for graphic product...


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