274  
FNUS22 KWNS 281856  
FWDDY2  
 
DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK  
0155 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2020  
 
VALID 291200Z - 301200Z  
 
THE ELEVATED AREA WAS EXPANDED SOUTHEASTWARD INTO PORTIONS OF THE  
LOWER PECOS RIVER VALLEY/EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE TRANS-PECOS.  
LOW-LEVEL RETURN FLOW WILL BEGIN TO STRENGTHEN TOMORROW  
AFTERNOON/EVENING ACROSS THIS AREA IN RESPONSE TO THE APPROACHING  
UPPER-LEVEL SHORTWAVE TROUGH AMID A DRY AIRMASS. ELEVATED CONDITIONS  
MAY ALSO DEVELOP ACROSS WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE TRANS-PECOS, BUT  
CONFINED THE EXPANSION TO WHERE THE STRONGEST LOW-LEVEL JET/RETURN  
FLOW RESPONSE WILL LIKELY OCCUR.  
 
..NAUSLAR.. 03/28/2020  
   
PREV DISCUSSION
 
/ISSUED 0257 AM CDT SAT MAR 28 2020/  
   
..SYNOPSIS
 
 
A LOW-AMPLITUDE UPPER TROUGH IS FORECAST TO MOVE FROM THE SOUTHWEST  
INTO THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES BY SUNDAY NIGHT. A WEAK SURFACE LOW MAY  
BEGIN TO DEVELOP ACROSS PORTIONS OF NM IN RESPONSE TO THIS FEATURE.  
ANOTHER DAY OF ELEVATED FIRE-WEATHER CONDITIONS IS EXPECTED OVER  
PORTIONS OF NM AND ADJACENT WEST TX, THOUGH THE CRITICAL THREAT  
APPEARS DIMINISHED COMPARED TO PREVIOUS DAYS.  
   
..NEW MEXICO AND ADJACENT WEST TX
 
 
WHILE WINDS SHOULD GENERALLY DIMINISH ACROSS MUCH OF THE SOUTHERN  
ROCKIES/PLAINS COMPARED TO PREVIOUS DAYS, RELATIVELY DRY AND BREEZY  
CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST ACROSS MUCH OF NM INTO ADJACENT PORTIONS OF  
WEST TX. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15-20 MPH COMBINED WITH MINIMUM RH  
VALUES OF 10-20% WILL RESULT IN ELEVATED FIRE-WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR  
SEVERAL HOURS ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON.  
   
..PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT
 
 

 
 
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