SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

By Newsroom America Feeds at 7 Mar 2018

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0134 AM CST Wed Mar 07 2018 Valid 071200Z - 081200Z ...Synopsis... A highly amplified deep-layer trough located over the eastern U.S. will remain quasi-stationary throughout the forecast period, while an upper-level ridge builds into the Intermountain West. Enhanced mid-level flow of 70-80 kt will be present in the base of the trough. At the surface, a cold front exiting the East Coast will usher in breezy northwesterly winds across most of the Southeast. Farther west, high pressure will settle into the Central/Southern Plains, with southwesterly winds developing across the southern High Plains. ...Portions of New Mexico/TX Panhandle... A dry airmass remains present over the region, where fuels are conducive for large-fire spread in the presence of severe/extreme drought conditions. Afternoon temperatures should warm into the 60s, while RH values fall into the 10-20% range (with localized areas falling into the single digits). Sustained surface winds of 10-15 mph, with gusts of 20-25 mph, should develop during the afternoon hours, leading the elevated fire-weather conditions. ...Portions of Northeast Florida/Southeast Georgia... Limited rainfall from the passing cold front and associated convection has yielded a small region where elevated fire-weather conditions may develop this afternoon. RH values should fall below 30% in the presence of sustained northwesterly winds of 10-15 mph, gusting to near 20 mph, and dry/supportive fuels. ..Karstens.. 03/07/2018 ...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product... Read more



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