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SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
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Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook  
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1259 PM CST Mon Nov 18 2019

Valid 191200Z - 201200Z


The wildfire-growth potential across portions of the southern High
Plains still appears too brief and localized for the addition of an
elevated area at this time. As such, the forecast remains on track,
with no changes made. Please see the previous forecast below for
more details.

..Squitieri.. 11/18/2019

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1256 AM CST Mon Nov 18 2019/

The overall synoptic pattern will remain dynamic, with a rapidly
amplifying trough expected to dive southward along the West Coast
throughout the forecast period.  That trough will force a mid-level
cutoff low to open and eject across northwestern Mexico while also
encouraging surface cyclogenesis across the western Great Basin. 
Lee troughing will also exist across the High Plains, while a
surface anticyclone extends across the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys.  

The western U.S. systems will foster breezy conditions and locally
elevated fire weather conditions across western Utah and also along
the Colorado Front Range southward to central New Mexico.  The
brief, localized nature of these conditions and lack of widespread
cured fuels will limit the spatial extent of any fire weather risk,

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

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