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FNUS28 KWNS 142024

Day 3-8 Fire Weather Outlook  
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0321 PM CDT Sun Apr 14 2024

Valid 161200Z - 221200Z

A potent shortwave trough in the central Plains will be in the
process of lifting northeastward and weakening on Tuesday/Wednesday.
Another broad trough will move through the northern Plains into the
Great Lakes and Northeast through the remainder of the week. Flow
aloft within the southern half of the CONUS will generally become
more zonal with time. Models suggest a more amplified pattern may
develop by next weekend. At the surface, the initial trough/surface
cyclone will push a relatively weak cold front through parts of the
southern Plains late Tuesday into Wednesday. A secondary push of
cooler air is possible late next week with some suggestion that the
front will reach the Gulf during the weekend.

...Southern High Plains...
Fire weather concerns will continue into Tuesday on the back side of
the initial trough/surface cyclone. Winds will tend to weaken during
the day as the cyclone moves farther north and east. A few hours of
elevated to locally critical fire weather is possible.

Some fire weather concerns are also possible on Wednesday as a weak
lee cyclone develops within the zonal flow regime across the Divide.
The most likely area for low-end concerns would be northeastern New
Mexico. Given the weaker synoptic features, potential for critical
fire weather is too low for highlights.

..Wendt.. 04/14/2024

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