Storm Prediction Center Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

Created: Fri Sep 22 06:32:02 UTC 2023 (20230922 1200Z Day 2 FireWX shapefile | 20230922 1200Z Day 2 FireWX KML)

Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic
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   FNUS22 KWNS 220630

   Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0130 AM CDT Fri Sep 22 2023

   Valid 231200Z - 241200Z


   Fire weather concerns should remain fairly localized for Saturday
   along the High Plains. A surface low and an attendant surface trough
   are forecast to deepen as they migrate east across the Plains on
   Saturday. This will establish a zonal flow regime across much of the
   Rockies and High Plains by late morning. Downslope warming/drying
   along the CO Front Range and in the lee of the Sangre de Cristo and
   Sandia/Manzano Mountains, augmented by diurnal heating, should
   promote areas of 15-25% RH as winds increase to 15-20 mph (with
   locally drier/windier in terrain-favored locations). Somewhat meager
   mid to upper-level winds should confine the strongest surface winds
   close to terrain features - with the exception of southeast WY into
   adjacent portions of NE/northeast CO where surface gradient winds
   will be stronger. This, combined with somewhat marginal fuel status
   outside of far northeast NM and southern CO, will limit the coverage
   of elevated conditions and the overall fire weather threat.

   ..Moore.. 09/22/2023

   ...Please see for graphic product...


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