Storm Prediction Center Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

Created: Thu Feb 8 05:53:02 UTC 2018 (20180208 1200Z Day 2 FireWX shapefile | 20180208 1200Z Day 2 FireWX KML)

Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic
Risk Area (sq. mi.) Area Pop. Some Larger Population Centers in Risk Area
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   Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1152 PM CST Wed Feb 07 2018

   Valid 091200Z - 101200Z

   ...Synopsis...
   Quasi-zonal flow should transition to broadly cyclonic over the
   CONUS on Day 2/Friday as a shortwave trough moves southeastward over
   the Pacific Northwest. Mid-level westerly flow should gradually
   strengthen over the southern High Plains by Friday evening. At the
   surface, an area of low pressure is forecast to deepen over the
   central/southern High Plains through the period, with lee troughing
   extending southward from this low across eastern NM.

   ...Portions of the Southern High Plains...
   In response to a strengthening surface pressure gradient and
   modestly increasing mid-level westerly winds, strong/gusty winds
   around 15-20 mph appear likely across part of east-central NM Friday
   afternoon. Downslope warming/drying at low levels should reduce RH
   values into generally the 10-20% range for a few hours through peak
   heating. Coupled with dry/dormant fuels, these expected
   meteorological conditions should support an elevated designation
   across portions of east-central NM.

   ..Gleason.. 02/08/2018

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

      

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