Storm Prediction Center Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

Created: Wed Apr 17 16:14:03 UTC 2024 (20240417 1700Z Day 1 FireWX shapefile | 20240417 1700Z Day 1 FireWX KML)

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic
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   Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1112 AM CDT Wed Apr 17 2024

   Valid 171700Z - 181200Z

   No changes to the ongoing forecast.

   ..Wendt.. 04/17/2024

   .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0151 AM CDT Wed Apr 17 2024/

   ...Synopsis...
   Behind the weakening upper low, flow aloft is forecast to trend more
   zonal and weaken as the general pattern de-amplifies. Still, some
   stronger westerly flow will linger over parts of the southern
   Rockies through the forecast period. A lee low will bolster
   low-level surface flow off the Rockies and into the adjacent High
   Plains this afternoon and evening. Warm temperatures are expected
   along with the dry downslope flow. This should support afternoon min
   RH values of 10-15% across much of eastern NM and southern CO. While
   winds are not expected to be overly strong (generally 10-15 mph) a
   few hours of dry and breezy conditions are possible. With area fuels
   dry, elevated fire-weather conditions are likely.

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

      

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