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Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1040 AM CST Sun Jan 20 2019
Valid 201700Z - 211200Z
...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
Ongoing forecast is on track. Please see the previous discussion for
.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0111 AM CST Sun Jan 20 2019/
A pronounced mid-level short-wave trough will enter the West Coast
and progress eastward throughout the day with modest amplification.
Strong mid-level 90+ kt flow will accompany the base of the trough,
with enhanced westerly mid-level flow of 50+ kt extending into
portions of the Southwest and Southern Rockies. At the surface, lee
cyclogenesis will occur along the Southern High Plains in response
to the approaching western trough, with southerly return flow
developing over eastern New Mexico and West Texas.
...Portions of Eastern NM/West TX...
Southwesterly winds of 10-15 mph should develop during peak heating,
while RH values fall into the 15-25% range. These conditions
combined with marginal fuels precludes the introduction of an
elevated area at this time, but some localized elevated fire-weather
conditions cannot be ruled out, particularly along the New
...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...
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