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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%.
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.
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.
...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...
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