Storm Prediction Center Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

Created: Sun Feb 25 07:25:03 UTC 2018 (20180225 1200Z Day 1 FireWX shapefile | 20180225 1200Z Day 1 FireWX KML)

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic
Risk Area (sq. mi.) Area Pop. Some Larger Population Centers in Risk Area
Critical 26,757 623,662 Lubbock, TX...Clovis, NM...Plainview, TX...Hereford, TX...Canyon, TX...

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   Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0122 AM CST Sun Feb 25 2018

   Valid 251200Z - 261200Z

   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN HIGH
   PLAINS...

   ...Synopsis...
   The upper trough over the Four Corners region this morning will
   shift east over the central/southern Plains by this evening. This
   will maintain strong deep layer southwesterly flow across the
   southern Rockies into the Plains today. At the surface, weak low
   pressure over the southern High Plains will favor downslope winds.
   Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are expected for
   several hours this afternoon from southeast co into eastern NM,
   western TX and the western OK Panhandle. Across this region,
   sustained winds of 15-20 mph with higher gusts are expected, and RH
   values will fall to the upper single digits to upper teens. The most
   favorable area for critical fire weather conditions will be across
   east-central NM into portions of the TX South Plains where a
   combination of very low RH, gusty winds and critically dry fuels
   will align.

   ..Leitman.. 02/25/2018

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

      

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