Storm Prediction Center Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

Created: Fri Jan 18 07:00:04 UTC 2019 (20190118 1200Z Day 1 FireWX shapefile | 20190118 1200Z Day 1 FireWX KML)

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   FNUS21 KWNS 180658

   Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1258 AM CST Fri Jan 18 2019

   Valid 181200Z - 191200Z

   An upper trough is expected to amplify as it moves southeastward
   from the southern Rockies into the lower Mississippi Valley today
   into tonight. A surface low will move southeastward in conjunction
   with the upper trough, while an attendant cold front sweeps through
   the southern High Plains. 

   ...Far West TX into the Southern High Plains...
   In advance of the cold front, increasing low-level westerly flow
   will result in downslope warming/drying across portions of southeast
   NM and west TX. Sustained winds of 20-25 mph combined with minimum
   RH values near or below 25% will result in a period of elevated fire
   weather conditions this afternoon along and ahead of the cold front.
   While locally critical meteorological conditions are possible,
   generally marginal fuel conditions and limited potential for
   critical RH should preclude a more substantial threat.

   ..Dean.. 01/18/2019

   ...Please see for graphic product...


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