Storm Prediction Center Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

Created: Tue Apr 15 15:55:04 UTC 2014 (20140415 1700Z Day 1 FireWX shapefile | 20140415 1700Z Day 1 FireWX KML)

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic
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   FNUS21 KWNS 151554

   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1054 AM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

   VALID 151700Z - 161200Z

   ONLY MINOR ADJUSTMENTS WERE MADE TO THE ELEVATED AREA. SEE PREVIOUS
   FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR DETAILS.

   ..LEITMAN.. 04/15/2014

   .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0325 AM CDT TUE APR 15 2014/

   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A DEEP UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE EWD TO THE ATLANTIC COAST TODAY...AS
   ANOTHER UPPER TROUGH MOVES INTO THE NRN ROCKIES/NRN
   PLAINS. AT THE SURFACE...COLD HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE CNTRL CONUS AT
   THE START OF THE PERIOD WILL SHIFT EWD. DRY SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL
   DEVELOP ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE HIGH ACROSS THE SRN ROCKIES/SRN
   PLAINS AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS IN THE LEE OF THE
   ROCKIES...RESULTING IN A RETURN OF ELEVATED TO LOCALLY CRITICAL
   CONDITIONS.

   ...ERN NM/W TX INTO WRN OK/SWRN AND CNTRL KS...
   CRITICAL WIND/RH THRESHOLDS WILL LIKELY BE APPROACHED OR EXCEEDED
   FROM ERN NM NEWD INTO CNTRL KS TODAY...AS SUSTAINED SSWLY WINDS
   INCREASE TO 20-25 MPH WHILE RH FALLS INTO THE 10-20 PERCENT RANGE.
   HOWEVER...GIVEN THE MARGINALITY OF CONDITIONS...RELATIVELY COOL
   TEMPERATURES...AND RECENT LIGHT WINTER PRECIPITATION ACROSS MUCH OF
   THIS REGION...THE PREVIOUS CRITICAL AREA COVERING ERN NM/W TX HAS
   BEEN REMOVED. ELEVATED CONDITIONS WILL STILL BE WIDESPREAD ACROSS
   THIS REGION...AND THE DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL DRY OUT FINER
   FUELS FOR A POTENTIALLY MORE ROBUST FIRE WEATHER THREAT ON WEDNESDAY
   ACROSS SRN PARTS OF THIS AREA.

   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...

      

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