605  
FNUS21 KWNS 040636  
FWDDY1  
 
DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK  
0135 AM CDT SAT NOV 04 2017  
 
VALID 041200Z - 051200Z  
   
..SYNOPSIS
 
 
BROAD QUASI-ZONAL DEEP-LAYER FLOW WILL OVERSPREAD MUCH OF THE CONUS  
TODAY AS AN ON-SHORING TROUGH IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AMPLIFIES.  
FLOW AT THE MID-LEVELS WILL STRENGTHEN ACROSS THE WESTERN/CENTRAL  
U.S., WITH 60-70 KT FLOW DEVELOPING OVER PORTIONS OF AZ/NM/CO.  
SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ON THE LEA SIDE OF THE ROCKIES,  
WITH BREEZY DOWNSLOPE SOUTHWESTERLY SURFACE WINDS DEVELOPING ALONG  
AND EAST OF THE FRONT RANGE AIDED BY DIURNAL HEATING AND VERTICAL  
MIXING PROCESSES.  
   
..PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL/SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS
 
 
ELEVATED FIRE-WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP AS SUSTAINED WINDS OF  
15-20 MPH, GUSTING TO 25-30 MPH, STRENGTHEN DURING THE AFTERNOON.  
SURFACE TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO WARM INTO THE MID 70S AND LOW  
80S ALONG WITH RH VALUES DROPPING TO NEAR 15-20%. RH VALUES SHOULD  
REMAIN ABOVE CRITICAL THRESHOLDS FOR MUCH OF THE REGION, HOWEVER,  
BRIEF CRITICAL CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP IN A FEW ISOLATED LOCATIONS,  
PARTICULARLY IN EASTERN CO. FINE FUELS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN DRY  
WHILE TRANSITIONING TO A DORMANT STATE.  
 
..KARSTENS.. 11/04/2017  
   
..PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT
 
 

 
 
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