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May 26, 2024 Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Sun May 26 06:28:03 UTC 2024 (Print Version | 20240526 1200Z Day 1 FireWX shapefile | 20240526 1200Z Day 1 FireWX KML)
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   FNUS21 KWNS 260627

   Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0127 AM CDT Sun May 26 2024

   Valid 261200Z - 271200Z

   Widespread elevated fire weather conditions are anticipated this
   afternoon across a large swath of New Mexico and the southern High
   Plains. As with previous days, a very dry air mass, characterized by
   overnight single-digit dewpoints and RH values, remains in place
   across much NM and the southern High Plains. With no appreciable
   moisture return through the weekend, another day of very dry
   conditions is expected. Surface winds will be weaker today compared
   to Saturday, as a mid-level wave and attendant surface low shift
   east away from the region. However, building surface high pressure
   across the Intermountain West, combined with modest lee troughing
   along the Rio Grande Valley, should promote 15 mph northwesterly
   winds across NM, eastern CO, and adjacent portions of KS, OK, and
   TX. While elevated fire weather conditions may be somewhat
   widespread, wildfire concerns will be greatest across NM and western
   TX, where fuels are currently receptive after several days of
   minimal rainfall and hot/dry conditions. Drier/windier solutions -
   namely the HRRR and RAP, which tend to over-mix the boundary layer -
   suggest localized critical conditions are possible. While this
   potential is noted, confidence in sufficiently widespread, sustained
   20+ mph winds is too limited to warrant critical risk areas.

   ..Moore.. 05/26/2024

   ...Please see for graphic product...

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