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Apr 1, 2015 Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Wed Apr 1 09:29:02 UTC 2015 (Print Version | 20150401 0700Z Day 2 FireWX shapefile | 20150401 0700Z Day 2 FireWX KML)
Day 2 Fire
 Population  Cities/Towns  CWAs  Interstates  Counties  FEMA Regions  Day 2 Surface Analysis

Risk Area (sq. mi.) Area Pop. Some Larger Population Centers in Risk Area
Critical 154,860 3,668,996 Albuquerque, NM...Lubbock, TX...Amarillo, TX...Midland, TX...Odessa, TX...
   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 010928

   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0428 AM CDT WED APR 01 2015

   VALID 021200Z - 031200Z

   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR FOUR CORNERS...
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SRN HIGH PLAINS...

   ...SYNOPSIS...
   PHASED SHORTWAVE TROUGHS...ONE MOVING FROM THE GREAT BASIN EWD INTO
   THE CNTRL ROCKIES AND THE OTHER MOVING FROM MANITOBA/NRN PLAINS EWD
   INTO WRN ONTARIO/UPPER MS VALLEY...WILL RESULT IN BROAD TROUGHING W
   OF THE MS RIVER THROUGH THE PERIOD. MODERATE TO STRONG WLY FLOW
   ALOFT ASSOCIATED WITH THE GREAT BASIN SHORTWAVE WILL COVER THE
   SOUTHWEST AND SRN PLAINS. AT THE SURFACE...LOW ASSOCIATED WITH THE
   GREAT BASIN SHORTWAVE WILL DEVELOP EWD FROM THE FOUR CORNERS INTO
   THE SRN PLAINS WITH A RESULTANT TIGHT SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT
   COVERING THE SOUTHWEST AND SRN PLAINS.

   ...SOUTHWEST...FOUR CORNERS...SRN PLAINS...
   A WARM...DRY AIRMASS IS EXPECTED OVER THE REGION WITH TEMPERATURES
   IN THE UPPER 80S AND LOW 90S /15 TO 20 DEGREES ABOVE-AVERAGE/ ACROSS
   THE LOWER ELEVATIONS. DEEP BOUNDARY LAYER MIXING WITHIN THIS
   ENVIRONMENT IS EXPECTED TO PUSH RH VALUES INTO THE LOW TEENS AND
   SINGLE DIGITS. ADDITIONALLY...THIS DEEP MIXING COMBINED WITH A TIGHT
   SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT IS EXPECTED TO SUPPORT SUSTAINED WLY WINDS
   FROM 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 25 TO 40 MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS
   ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NM WHERE SUSTAINED SPEEDS WILL REACH 30-35 MPH
   WITH GUSTS APPROACHING 50 MPH POSSIBLE. 

   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL RESULT ACROSS THE FOUR CORNERS
   AND MUCH OF THE SRN HIGH PLAINS. ELEVATED CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
   ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE REGION WITH UNRECEPTIVE FUELS ACTING AS THE
   LIMITING FACTOR ACROSS W-CNTRL NM/SE AZ AND SUSTAINED WINDS LESS
   THAN 20 MPH AS LIMITING FACTOR OVER THE EDWARDS PLATEAU NEWD INTO
   LOW ROLLING HILLS OF TX AND WRN AZ/LWR CO RIVER VALLEY.

   ..MOSIER.. 04/01/2015

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

   CLICK FOR DAY 2 FIREWX AREAL OUTLINE PRODUCT (KWNSPFWFD2)

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