610  
FNUS22 KWNS 231859  
FWDDY2  
 
DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK  
0159 PM CDT SAT JUN 23 2018  
 
VALID 241200Z - 251200Z  
 
ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS  
PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHWEST AND SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS ON SUNDAY.  
LOCALLY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS (SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15-20  
MPH; RH VALUES OF 5-15%) ARE ALSO POSSIBLE OVER NORTHERN NEW MEXICO  
AND FAR SOUTHWEST COLORADO. THE ELEVATED WAS EXPANDED FARTHER NORTH  
IN UTAH/COLORADO AS POST-FRONTAL DRY/BREEZY CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST  
TO CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA. THE EASTWARD EXTENT OF THE ELEVATED IS  
LIMITED BY BELOW AVERAGE ERCS DUE TO RECENT RAINFALL, AND A COLD  
FRONT THAT IS FORECAST TO MOVE SOUTH ACROSS THE HIGH PLAINS DURING  
AFTERNOON/EVENING.  
 
..NAUSLAR.. 06/23/2018  
   
PREV DISCUSSION
 
/ISSUED 0147 AM CDT SAT JUN 23 2018/  
   
..SYNOPSIS
 
 
AN UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL PROGRESS ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN INTO THE  
CENTRAL ROCKIES ON D2/SUNDAY. AT THE SURFACE, A LEE TROUGH WILL  
DEVELOP AND DEEPEN OVER THE TEXAS PANHANDLE.  
   
..NEW MEXICO...NORTHWEST ARIZONA
 
FAR SOUTHERN UTAH AND  
COLORADO...  
STRONG SURFACE HEATING WILL LEAD TO MID-LEVEL FLOW MIXING TO THE  
SURFACE ACROSS THE FOUR CORNERS REGION. IN RESPONSE TO THIS  
UPPER-LEVEL SYSTEM, A LEE TROUGH WILL DEEPEN OVER THE TEXAS  
PANHANDLE AND LEAD TO ENHANCED SURFACE FLOW OVER MUCH OF NEW MEXICO.  
THESE AREAS WILL EXPERIENCE ELEVATED TO LOCALLY CRITICAL FIRE  
WEATHER CONDITIONS. RH WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM 5-15%. CONFIDENCE  
IS LOW IN PLACING ANY CRITICAL AREAS DUE TO THE SPORADIC NATURE OF  
20+ MPH SURFACE WINDS ACROSS THE REGION. WINDS OF 15-20 MPH WILL BE  
COMMON, HOWEVER.  
   
..PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT
 
 

 
 
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