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FNUS28 KWNS 012103

Day 3-8 Fire Weather Outlook  
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0301 PM CST Thu Dec 01 2022

Valid 031200Z - 091200Z

A low-amplitude ridge is expected to set up within the Plains this
weekend into early next week. As a strong polar cyclone develops
southward early next week, colder air will move southward across
much of the Plains and upper Midwest. By the middle/latter portions
of next week, the strong cyclonic flow over the
northern/northeastern CONUS will weaken. Models suggest a shortwave
trough will then move out of the West and into the central Plains by
next weekend, but timing and magnitude of this feature are not

The overall pattern is not generally expected to promote significant
fire weather concerns during the period. Many areas will see colder
temperatures and precipitation. Portions of the central Plains are
expected to see relatively less rainfall. With some stronger
flow/shortwave troughs across the Divide, some localized dry and
windy conditions will be possible in this region. Critical fire
weather potential will remain too low for highlights, however.

..Wendt.. 12/01/2022

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