Fire Weather Outlook Discussion
Issued by NWS
FNUS22 KWNS 250549
Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1248 AM CDT Tue Apr 25 2017
Valid 261200Z - 271200Z
...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE
VALLEY IN TX...
Strong mid and upper level west/northwesterly flow will continue to
stream across much of the southwestern states into TX and northeast
to the mid-MS valley on Wednesday as the base of the High Plains
upper trough shifts eastward toward the Ozarks and lower MS Valley
overnight. At the surface, a low will be centered over eastern OK
during the morning and shift east/northeast through the day. A
dryline will extend southward through central into southern TX and a
cold front will drop south/southeast across northern and central TX
through the afternoon.
...Portions of Southern TX...
Very warm and dry conditions will exist behind the dryline and ahead
of the cold front. Temperatures will generally range from the mid
80s to mid 90s while RH values drop into the 10-20 percent range.
Northwest surface winds around 15-20 mph with higher gusts are also
expected. This will lead to elevated to critical fire weather
conditions for several hours during the late morning and afternoon
...Portions of Eastern AZ into much of NM...
Breezy conditions will persist on the back side of the upper trough,
and surface winds around 15 mph with higher gusts are anticipated.
Temperatures will be about 10-20 degrees cooler than on Tuesday, but
very dry conditions will persist with RH values falling into the
10-20 percent range. Lighter winds and cooler temperatures compared
to previous days will lead to only elevated fire weather concerns.
...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...