Fire Weather Outlook Discussion
Issued by NWS
FNUS21 KWNS 010704
Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0204 AM CDT Mon May 01 2017
Valid 011200Z - 021200Z
An upper low over northern MO/southern IA early this morning will
continue moving northeastward across the Upper Midwest and Great
Lakes regions today, and should eventually reach southern Canada by
early Tuesday morning. A low-amplitude shortwave trough will 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 westerly/northwesterly surface winds approaching 15 mph
may develop this afternoon across parts of eastern AZ into
western/southern NM and far west TX as diurnal mixing of slightly
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 across lower elevations. The elevated
area has been removed from portions of far west TX, where short-term
guidance indicates sustained winds will remain below 15 mph. Across
the remainder of the elevated area, the lack of stronger low and
mid-level flow will limit sustained surface winds in excess of 20
mph, precluding critical delineation.
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