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Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0937 AM CST Tue Dec 11 2018
Valid 111700Z - 121200Z
...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
No changes. See previous discussion below for additional details.
.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0112 AM CST Tue Dec 11 2018/
An active synoptic pattern will continue across the Lower 48 today,
with stout mid-level disturbances centered over the northern/central
Great Plains, Northeast, southern California, and the Pacific
Northwest. The Great Plains wave will induce cyclogenesis in
northeastern New Mexico and vicinity, while Great Basin high
pressure will assist in development of an offshore pressure gradient
across southern California. Although highlights have been withheld
for this outlook, areas of locally elevated fire weather conditions
will develop at times across the central Plains and along coastal
ranges of southern California.
...Northeastern New Mexico northeastward into western Kansas...
10-15 mph westerly downslope flow will develop in vicinity of the
deepening surface low and west of a front/wind shift from the
Panhandles into central Kansas. Minimum RH values will fall to
around 20-35% west of the wind shift, and fuels are not expected to
support large fires on a widespread basis. Nevertheless, where
finer fuels are cured, locally elevated fire weather will develop
for a couple of hours during peak heating.
Gusty offshore flow will develop throughout the day in response to
the aforementioned pressure gradient. Minimum RH values should only
fall to around 20-30% however, and fuels are not cured on a
widespread basis owing to recent rainfall across the area. Locally
elevated fire weather conditions can be expected where fine fuels
...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...
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