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Dec 3, 2022 Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Sat Dec 3 16:18:04 UTC 2022 (Print Version | 20221203 1700Z Day 1 FireWX shapefile | 20221203 1700Z Day 1 FireWX KML)
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   FNUS21 KWNS 031617

   Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1017 AM CST Sat Dec 03 2022

   Valid 031700Z - 041200Z


   No changes are needed to the current D1 Fire Outlook. See previous
   discussion below.

   ..Thornton.. 12/03/2022

   .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1249 AM CST Sat Dec 03 2022/

   The potential for critical fire weather conditions will remain low
   for today, though regional concerns are possible across parts of
   western Kansas this afternoon. Early-morning surface observations
   show building high pressure across the central Plains in the wake of
   a surging cold front. This surface high is expected to migrate
   east/southeast through the afternoon with a southerly flow regime
   becoming established on its western periphery over the High Plains.
   Despite cold temperatures, the dry continental air mass, coupled
   with no appreciable moisture return, will support RH in the 25-35%
   range across western KS. Gradient winds at 15-20 mph may
   occasionally gust to 25-30 mph. Although antecedent drought
   conditions across KS will support fire spread, elevated fire weather
   conditions are expected to remain patchy and localized in nature to
   where RH can approach 20% and coincide with gusty winds. Confidence
   in a more widespread threat is limited by increasing cloud cover
   during peak daytime heating, which should limit RH reductions and
   boundary-layer mixing.

   ...Please see for graphic product...

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