Fire Weather Outlook Discussion
Issued by NWS
FNUS22 KWNS 181745
Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1144 AM CST Wed Jan 18 2017
Valid 191200Z - 201200Z
...NO CRITICAL AREAS...
Previous forecast discussion is on track, with moist fuels and high
RH serving as limiting factors for a more robust fire weather threat
in west and central Texas. See previous discussion below for more
.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0153 AM CST Wed Jan 18 2017/
A low-amplitude upper trough will lift northeastward from the
central Plains into the upper Mississippi Valley on Thursday, while
a stronger and deeper trough becomes established over the Western
States. At the surface, low pressure will strengthen across the
central/southern High Plains, while a stronger surface low deepens
off of the Pacific Northwest coast.
...Portions of Eastern NM and West TX...
Low-level westerly flow will increase during the day on Thursday, to
the south of a surface low expected to be centered near the OK/TX
Panhandles. Sustained winds of 20-30 mph are possible across
portions of eastern NM and west TX. Some downslope drying and
warming will result, though temperatures should remain rather cool
and RH values are expected to generally remain above 25 percent in
most areas. While locally elevated conditions are possible where
fuels are dry, the marginality of the expected conditions combined
with substantial recent precipitation across much of the area should
limit the overall fire weather threat.
...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...