Fire Weather Outlook Discussion
Issued by NWS
FNUS22 KWNS 301620
Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1119 AM CDT Sun Apr 30 2017
Valid 011200Z - 021200Z
Ongoing forecast is on track with no changes needed. See the
previous discussion below for more information.
.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0255 AM CDT Sun Apr 30 2017/
An upper low initially over the Upper Midwest is forecast to
continue moving northeastward across the Great Lakes region on Day
2/Monday, and should eventually reach southern Canada by the end of
the period. A low-amplitude shortwave trough should move
southeastward across the Great Basin and Southwest, with modestly
enhanced northwesterly mid-level winds attendant to this feature. At
the surface, a dry post-frontal airmass will remain across the
Southwest and southern High Plains.
...Portions of the Southwest and Southern High Plains...
Sustained surface winds of 15-20 mph may develop Monday afternoon
across parts of eastern AZ into western/southern NM and far west TX
as diurnal mixing of modestly enhanced winds aloft occurs. RH values
will likely fall into the 7-15% range with diurnal heating
encouraging temperatures to warm generally into the 70s and 80s.
These meteorological conditions along with dry fuels support an
elevated fire weather designation across this region. The lack of
stronger low and mid-level flow should tend to limit sustained
surface winds in excess of 20 mph, preventing critical delineation.
...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...