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
Critical 137,940 3,823,046 El Paso, TX...Tucson, AZ...Albuquerque, NM...Las Cruces, NM...Casas Adobes, AZ...

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 260725

   Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0225 AM CDT Fri May 26 2017

   Valid 261200Z - 271200Z

   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN ARIZONA...MUCH
   OF NEW MEXICO...WEST TEXAS...

   ...Synopsis...
   An upper trough across the West is expected to shift slowly eastward
   through the period, as a series of embedded shortwave features move
   through the large-scale trough. In the wake of the trough, an upper
   ridge will begin to build into the Pacific Coast region. At the
   surface, cyclogenesis is expected across portions of the southern
   High Plains during the afternoon. To the south of the surface low, a
   dryline is expected to push eastward into portions of West Texas and
   the Texas Panhandle.

   ...Portions of the Southwest into the Southern High Plains...
   Another dry and windy day is expected across portions of the
   Southwest into the southern High Plains as strong southwesterly flow
   persists ahead of the advancing upper trough. Critical conditions
   are expected from portions of eastern AZ into much of NM and far
   west TX, where sustained surface winds of 20-30 mph are expected as
   RH values drop into the 5-15% range. A broad area of elevated
   conditions will surround the critical area, with the eastward extent
   of elevated conditions being determined by the progress of the
   dryline into portions of West TX and the TX Panhandle this
   afternoon.

   ..Dean.. 05/26/2017

   ...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 260726

   Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0226 AM CDT Fri May 26 2017

   Valid 271200Z - 281200Z

   ...Synopsis...
   An upper trough is expected to shift eastward into the central U.S.
   on Saturday, as a ridge continues to build into the West. A surface
   low over the southern High Plains at the start of the period is
   expected to move northeastward into portions of the Midwest, as a
   cold front sweeps through portions of the central/southern Plains. A
   weak surface ridge will persist over Florida, resulting in hot and
   dry conditions over portions of the interior peninsula, though winds
   are expected to remain light. 

   ...Portions of the Southwest into the Southern High Plains...
   Surface winds are generally expected to weaken across the Southwest
   into the southern High Plains compared to previous days, but
   sustained winds of 15-20 mph, with locally higher gusts, are
   expected during the afternoon. These winds, in conjunction with
   minimum RH values below 15%, will result in elevated to locally
   critical fire weather conditions from southeast Arizona eastward
   into portions of the southern High Plains.

   ..Dean.. 05/26/2017

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

      

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