Storm Prediction Center Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
Created: Fri May 14 16:51:03 UTC 2021 ( | )
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ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL FNUS21 KWNS 141650 Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1150 AM CDT Fri May 14 2021 Valid 141700Z - 151200Z No changes. Previous discussion follows. ..Bentley.. 05/14/2021 .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1248 AM CDT Fri May 14 2021/ ...Synopsis... An upper trough is forecast to amplify over the West today and potentially develop into a closed upper low over northern CA by Saturday morning. In response to this feature, a weak surface low is forecast to develop over southern NV. ...Northern CA into southern OR... Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms will be possible across portions of northern CA into southern OR this afternoon and evening, as the upper trough moves southeastward and amplifies over the region. Relatively dry/well-mixed subcloud layers and low PW will limit the potential for wetting rainfall. With fuels running dry across the region, an isolated dry-thunderstorm area has been added to cover the threat for lightning-based ignitions. ...Southwest... In response to the approaching upper system and developing surface low, a modest increase in southwesterly surface winds is expected over portions of the Southwest. Elevated fire weather conditions will be possible across portions of the lower CO River basin, where sustained winds of greater than 15 mph are possible concurrent with minimum RH values of 10-20%. ...Eastern ND into northern MN... Scattered thunderstorms are again expected this afternoon from eastern ND into northwest MN. While low-level moisture will remain relatively limited, an increase in PW (compared to Thursday) and slow storm motions should result in generally wet thunderstorms. However, with very dry fuels over the region, there may be a nonzero threat of lightning-based ignitions with strikes that occur away from the heavier precipitation cores. ...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...
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