Fire Weather Outlook Discussion
Issued by NWS
FNUS22 KWNS 200659
Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1258 AM CST Fri Jan 20 2017
Valid 211200Z - 221200Z
A powerful mid/upper-level jet will shift from southern
California/northwest Mexico eastward towards southern Texas and the
northwest Gulf of Mexico. As it does so, a closed low will develop
across the Red River Valley, translating east towards the ArkLaTex.
The surface response will feature cyclogenesis across the Texas
Panhandle, with the low then migrating east across southern Oklahoma
...Portions of the southern high Plains and south Texas Plains...
High pressure building into the Desert Southwest will combine with
the aforementioned surface low to enhance the pressure gradient over
parts of the southern Plains through Saturday night. While this
gradient and strong westerly flow aloft will favor windy conditions
in many locations, elevated/locally critical fire-weather concerns
will likely be confined to portions of the south Texas Plains near
the Rio Grande, where downslope drying supports RH values falling
into the 20-25 percent range. Farther northwest, cooler temperatures
and less receptive fuels will likely only support locally elevated
...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...