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Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1024 AM CST Thu Jan 19 2017
Valid 191700Z - 201200Z
...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
Ongoing forecast is on track with no changes needed. Gusty westerly
winds and 20-25 percent RH will foster elevated atmospheric fire
weather conditions, although fuels are still drying from recent
rains across the region. For more information, see the previous
.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1222 AM CST Thu Jan 19 2017/
As a mid-level shortwave trough translates around the southeastern
periphery of a closed low over the central Plains, the low will
gradually open into a negatively tilted trough over the mid
Mississippi Valley. Farther west, an impulse and related jet streak
will push ashore the southern California coast, resulting in the
larger-scale western trough evolving eastward across portions of the
...Portions of eastern NM and western TX...
At the surface, lee troughing will organize over much of the high
Plains. Across the OK/TX panhandles, it will intersect a weak
trough/front that extends eastward across northern OK and southern
KS. To the south across eastern NM and western TX, a tighter
pressure gradient will favor sustained westerly winds around 20-30
mph, with higher gusts. Downslope drying will encourage RH values
falling into the 20-25 percent range, with locally drier conditions.
As such, pockets of elevated concerns may materialize. However,
marginal fuel conditions should temper the threat enough to preclude
more widespread elevated concerns.
...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...
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