Storm Prediction Center Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

Created: Mon Jan 23 07:54:03 UTC 2017 (20170123 1200Z Day 1 FireWX shapefile | 20170123 1200Z Day 1 FireWX KML)

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic
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   FNUS21 KWNS 230749

   Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0149 AM CST Mon Jan 23 2017

   Valid 231200Z - 241200Z

   As a strong low pressure system moves northeastward from the
   Southeast into the Mid Atlantic today, a deep upper trough over the
   West will begin to progress eastward. In response to the upper
   trough, a surface low will deepen over the central High Plains,
   while another surface low drops southward off of the California

   ...Portions of the southern High Plains...
   Relatively strong low-level southwesterly flow is expected to
   develop across the southern High Plains this afternoon, south of the
   deepening surface low. Sustained winds of 20-30 mph, with higher
   gusts, are likely across much of eastern NM and west TX. Downslope
   flow will result in above-normal temperatures, with minimum RH
   values expected to drop into the 15-20 percent range. This wind/RH
   combination will result in an elevated fire weather threat.
   Uncertainty regarding the potential for a sufficient duration of
   critical RH, combined with some lingering uncertainty regarding
   fuels (given recent precipitation across the area), precludes any
   upgrade at this time.

   ..Dean.. 01/23/2017

   ...Please see for graphic product...


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