Storm Prediction Center Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Created: Wed Mar 7 18:27:02 UTC 2018 ( | )
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ZCZC SPCFWDDY2 ALL FNUS22 KWNS 071826 Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1226 PM CST Wed Mar 07 2018 Valid 081200Z - 091200Z The previous forecast remains on track and no changes are needed. See discussion below for more details. ..Leitman.. 03/07/2018 .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0136 AM CST Wed Mar 07 2018/ ...Synopsis... The highly amplified deep-layer trough located over the eastern U.S. will begin to shift eastward, leaving enhanced mid-level flow of 50-60 kt over portions of central/southeast U.S. Meanwhile the upper-level ridge to the west will deamplify, leading to zonal flow across much of the Intermountain West. At the surface, high pressure will continue to settle into the central/southeastern U.S. ...Portions of New Mexico... A dry airmass will remain in place across the region, where once again fuels support large-fire spread in conjunction with severe/extreme drought conditions. Afternoon temperatures should warm into the 70s, a bit warmer than the previous day, thus leading to RH values falling below 15% in many areas. However, sustained surface winds should generally remain near or just below 15 mph, with gusts to 20 mph, leading to elevated fire-weather conditions. In addition, brief periods of elevated fire-weather conditions can be expected in proximity to the elevated area, but too transient/localized to warrant increasing the elevated coverage at this time. ...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...
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