Storm Prediction Center Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
Created: Mon Apr 24 04:58:03 UTC 2017 ( | )
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ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL FNUS21 KWNS 240453 Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1153 PM CDT Sun Apr 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR EASTERN ARIZONA...MUCH OF NEW MEXICO...FAR WEST TEXAS... ...Synopsis... As an upper trough amplifies across the Four Corners region into the southern Rockies, strong low/midlevel flow will spread from AZ eastward into portions of NM and the southern High Plains in conjunction with deepening low pressure in the lee of the Rockies. A critical fire weather threat will result across portions of AZ, NM, and west TX. ...Portions of AZ/NM and the adjacent Four Corners Region into West TX... Very warm and dry conditions are expected across AZ/NM, the adjacent Four Corners region, and west TX this afternoon, with max temperatures in the 70s-80s F expected at higher elevations and 90+ F expected at lower elevations. Minimum RH values of 5-15% in conjunction with sustained westerly winds of 20-30 MPH will result in critical fire weather conditions across eastern AZ, much of NM and far west TX. Elevated conditions will extend into the Four Corners region and also into a larger portion of the OK/TX panhandles and west TX. ...Portions of the Upper Midwest/Upper Mississippi Valley... A strong low-level jet is expected to support strong and gusty surface winds across portions of the Upper Midwest and Mississippi Valley regions. High cloudiness may limit the amount of heating that occurs in this area, but with a very dry residual airmass in place, a modest amount of warming will result in elevated fire weather conditions where dry fuels are available. An elevated delineation may be required in the Day 1 update depending on short-term observational trends. ..Dean.. 04/24/2017 ...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...
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