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SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
          
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Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook  
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0105 PM CST Thu Dec 01 2022

Valid 021200Z - 031200Z

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SOUTHEAST COLORADO INTO SOUTHWEST
KANSAS...

Strong downslope winds are probable across northeast Colorado into
northwest Kansas. Recent snowfall in northeast Colorado will likely
limit fuel availability. Furthermore, duration of
elevated/near-critical conditions is less certain with northward
extent due to the cold front moving southward. RH behind the front
will increase, though northwesterly winds will remain strong. See
the previous forecast for further details.

..Wendt.. 12/01/2022

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0135 AM CST Thu Dec 01 2022/

...Synopsis...
The upper-level trough which is near the Pacific Coast early this
morning will cross the central Rockies on Friday. This will lead to
lee cyclogenesis across the central/northern Plains. Strong winds
will develop across much of the central CONUS as a result of this
developing surface low. In addition, even stronger, downslope flow
is likely across eastern Colorado. In this region, sustained winds
may exceed 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Elsewhere, winds of 25 mph
are expected with relative humidity of 15 to 20 percent. 

Recent rainfall has been limited across this region, which is also
in exceptional drought. Therefore, fuels should be sufficiently dry
to support large-fire potential, especially after dry and breezy
conditions further cure fine fuels today.

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

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