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FNUS22 KWNS 140717
FWDDY2

Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook  
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0216 AM CDT Wed Apr 14 2021

Valid 151200Z - 161200Z

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN ARIZONA INTO
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

...Synopsis...
A mid-level trough will begin to move offshore into the Atlantic as
a second trough aloft ejects into the Plains states tomorrow. Cooler
air will surge southeastward across the eastern U.S. as surface high
pressure ushers in, while dry and breezy conditions take shape
across the Southwest due to downslope flow and surface lee-troughing
present across the southern High Plains.

...Portions of the Lower Colorado River Valley...
60+ kt mid-level flow will overspread Arizona and New Mexico as the
mid-level trough ejects into the Plains states. A deep, dry boundary
layer will induce downward mixing/momentum transport to encourage
widespread 25+ mph sustained westerly surface winds. These stronger
winds will overlap with 10-20% RH for several hours during the
afternoon, warranting the introduction of Critical highlights. A
broader region of Elevated surface conditions will also be present
across the Southwest, however, at least locally Critical conditions
will also be possible throughout the Elevated area.

..Squitieri.. 04/14/2021

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

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