Storm Prediction Center
Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic
Risk Area (sq. mi.) Area Pop. Some Larger Population Centers in Risk Area
No Risk Areas Forecast

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 231552

   Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0952 AM CST Tue Jan 23 2018

   Valid 231700Z - 241200Z

   ...NO CRITICAL AREAS...

   The ongoing forecast is on track with no changes needed.  Generally
   weak offshore flow may yield locally elevated fire weather
   conditions in coastal ranges of southern California although the
   overall fire weather threat should be low.  A relatively dry airmass
   may also result in locally elevated fire weather conditions across
   southern Georgia this afternoon as RH values fall to around 25%
   amidst 10-15 mph surface flow.  Fuels are not expected to support
   widespread fire weather, however.

   See the previous discussion below for more details.

   ..Cook.. 01/23/2018

   .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0119 AM CST Tue Jan 23 2018/

   ...Synopsis...
   Fire weather concerns will be low today. A mean upper trough will
   persist across the eastern half of the CONUS while an upper ridge
   meanders eastward across the western states. At the surface, low
   pressure will track across the northeastern U.S. while a cold front
   moves offshore the Atlantic coast. In the wake of the low, strong
   high pressure will build over the Rockies and into the Plains. Low
   RH conditions will persist across parts of the southern Rockies into
   the southern Plains, but wind speeds will remain light, mitigating
   the threat.

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

      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic
Risk Area (sq. mi.) Area Pop. Some Larger Population Centers in Risk Area
No Risk Areas Forecast

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL
   FNUS22 KWNS 231831

   Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1231 PM CST Tue Jan 23 2018

   Valid 241200Z - 251200Z

   The ongoing forecast is on track with no changes needed.  See the
   previous discussion below for more details.

   ..Cook.. 01/23/2018

   .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0120 AM CST Tue Jan 23 2018/

   ...Synopsis...
   A more progressive upper-level pattern will emerge on Wednesday.
   While the mean upper trough remains over the eastern third of the
   U.S, the western upper ridge will shift east into the Plains as
   another trough moves onshore the Pacific coast by the end of the
   period. At the surface, high pressure will build east from the
   Plains toward the southeastern states. Meanwhile, a weak lee trough
   will develop over the southern High Plains with a modest pressure
   gradient across the region during the afternoon. 

   As a result, elevated fire weather potential will exist across parts
   of far southwest KS/southeast CO, eastern NM, the OK/TX Panhandles
   and far western OK. Here, southwest winds around 15 mph with
   occasionally higher gusts are possible. Temperatures also will warm
   back into the mid 50s to low 60s. A very dry airmass will remain
   over the region, and RH values are expected to drop into the 12-25
   percent range.

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

      

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