Fire Weather Outlook Discussion

Day 1 - Storm Prediction Center Norman, Oklahoma

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Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1031 AM CST Thu Feb 21 2019

Valid 211700Z - 221200Z

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO AND
FAR WEST TEXAS...

Trimmed northern portions of the elevated/critical areas based on
recent snowfall in eastern New Mexico/Texas-Oklahoma Panhandles and
lingering snow cover across portions of northeast New Mexico.
Otherwise, forecast remains on track and please see the discussion
below for more details.

..Nauslar.. 02/21/2019

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1100 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019/

...Synopsis...
Moderate to strong mid-level flow will be present across the
southern High Plains through the day Thursday. Afternoon heating
will mix some of these stronger winds toward the surface. This
downslope flow will lead to dry conditions in eastern New Mexico and
far west Texas. Critical conditions are most likely just east of the
higher terrain in eastern New Mexico and in the western Texas Big
Bend region where winds are expected to be 20 to 25 mph with
relative humidities around 10 to 15 percent.

Elevated/critical meteorological conditions may exist into northeast
New Mexico and far southwest Colorado Thursday afternoon, but much
of this region still had snowcover at sunset this evening according
to visible satellite. Therefore, the elevated delineation ends where
the snowcover begins.

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

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