Storm Prediction Center Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

Created: Sun Jun 24 06:45:03 UTC 2018 (20180624 1200Z Day 1 FireWX shapefile | 20180624 1200Z Day 1 FireWX KML)

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic
Risk Area (sq. mi.) Area Pop. Some Larger Population Centers in Risk Area
Critical 12,025 179,109 Farmington, NM...Los Alamos, NM...Espanola, NM...Bloomfield, NM...

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   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 240644

   Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0144 AM CDT Sun Jun 24 2018

   Valid 241200Z - 251200Z

   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST NEW
   MEXICO...

   ...Synopsis...
   An upper-level trough will translate across the central Rockies and
   an embedded mid-level speed max will move over the Four Corners
   region today. Strong surface heating will mix down enhanced
   mid-level winds over much of the region. At the surface, a trough
   along the Texas Panhandle will act to enhance surface winds over
   parts of the southwestern CONUS.

   ...New Mexico...western Arizona...southeastern Utah...southwestern
   Colorado...
   A critical area has been introduced for parts of northwest New
   Mexico. Latest guidance suggests that winds of 20+ mph, due to the
   combined effects of mid-level winds mixing down and surface trough
   to the east enhancing the pressure gradient, will overlap with RH of
   10-15% for at least 3 hours. Surrounding the critical region, areas
   of 5-15% RH will exist but will experience only elevated to locally
   critical surface winds.

   ..Wendt.. 06/24/2018

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

      

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