986  
FNUS22 KWNS 181928  
FWDDY2  
 
DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK  
0127 PM CST THU JAN 18 2018  
 
VALID 191200Z - 201200Z  
 
WIDESPREAD AREAS OF ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS REMAIN LIKELY  
ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO AND WEST TEXAS FRIDAY  
AFTERNOON. LOCALLY/BRIEFLY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY  
ALSO OCCUR FROM EAST-CENTRAL NEW MEXICO (GUADALUPE CO.) EASTWARD  
INTO THE TEXAS PANHANDLE NEAR/SOUTH OF AMARILLO, WHERE SUSTAINED  
WIND SPEEDS MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED 20 MPH AT TIMES. THIS REGION MAY  
NEED AN UPGRADE IN LATER OUTLOOKS IF WIND SPEEDS COME IN STRONGER  
THAN CURRENTLY DEPICTED IN THE LATEST MODEL GUIDANCE.  
 
SEE THE PREVIOUS DISCUSSION BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.  
 
..COOK.. 01/18/2018  
   
PREV DISCUSSION
 
/ISSUED 0119 AM CST THU JAN 18 2018/  
   
..SYNOPSIS
 
   
..PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS
 
 
ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE  
SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS ON FRIDAY. DEEP-LAYER FLOW WILL BE UNIMPRESSIVE  
AS THE REGION REMAINS BETWEEN AN EJECTING UPPER TROUGH TO THE EAST  
AND STRONGER DEEP-LAYER SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW TO THE NORTH AND WEST.  
MIDLEVEL WESTERLIES ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE NONETHELESS AS WEAK  
HEIGHT FALLS OCCUR AND A SURFACE TROUGH DEVELOPS. THIS WILL LEAD TO  
BREEZY DOWNSLOPE WINDS ACROSS EASTERN NM INTO WESTERN TX. THESE  
DOWNSLOPE WINDS WILL AID IN WARMING AND DRYING AND RH VALUES ARE  
EXPECTED TO FALL INTO THE 15-20 PERCENT RANGE. SUSTAINED WEST TO  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15-20 MPH WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS ALSO ARE  
POSSIBLE. CRITICAL CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR ON A BRIEF AND SPOTTY BASIS  
ACROSS EAST-CENTRAL NM, BUT UNCERTAINTY IN MORE WIDESPREAD AND  
LONGER-DURATION CRITICAL CONDITIONS WILL PRECLUDE AN UPGRADE AT THIS  
TIME.  
   
..PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT
 
 

 
 
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