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Dec 4, 2021 Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Sat Dec 4 06:52:03 UTC 2021 (Print Version | 20211204 1200Z Day 2 FireWX shapefile | 20211204 1200Z Day 2 FireWX KML)
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   FNUS22 KWNS 040650

   Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1250 AM CST Sat Dec 04 2021

   Valid 051200Z - 061200Z

   An upper-level trough will continue to amplify as it moves into the
   northern Plains and eventually the upper Midwest on Sunday. At the
   surface, a stronger cold front will push quickly through the Plains
   during the day. Across the western coast, northerly mid-level winds
   will remain along with high surface pressure in the Great Basin.

   ...Southern High Plains...
   Elevated to locally critical fire weather is expected to occur as
   the surface pressure gradient tightens ahead of the advancing cold
   front. Winds of 15-25 mph are possible. RH will generally fall to
   near 20%, but some locations could see values as low as 15%.

   ...Southern California...
   The modest offshore pressure gradient will likely peak on Sunday
   into Monday morning. A few hours of locally elevated conditions are
   likely within the higher terrain/foothills from Santa Barbara into
   Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. RH near 15% is probable, but
   sustained winds will not be overly strong away from wind-prone
   areas. A few stronger gusts to 35-40 mph may occur given the
   favorable winds aloft.

   ...Central Plains...
   Localized fire weather concerns are possible ahead of the front in
   parts of eastern Colorado into western Kansas. RH of less than 20%
   appears probable, but winds of 15-20 mph will likely only occur in
   terrain-favored locations. Northerly winds of 20-30 mph behind the
   cold front may briefly coincide with marginally reduced RH. RH
   recovery behind the front will be swift, however.

   ..Wendt.. 12/04/2021

   ...Please see for graphic product...


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