093  
FNUS21 KWNS 200603  
FWDDY1  
 
DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK  
0102 AM CDT SAT OCT 20 2018  
 
VALID 201200Z - 211200Z  
   
..SYNOPSIS
 
 
FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS THROUGH THE D1/SAT FORECAST PERIOD WILL  
REVOLVE AROUND A STRONG OFFSHORE PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS SOUTHERN  
CALIFORNIA. A STRONG ANTICYCLONE OVER THE PLAINS AND CENTRAL  
ROCKIES WILL GRADUALLY MIGRATE EASTWARD THROUGH THE DAY, RESULTING  
IN A WEAKENING OF THE OFFSHORE GRADIENT WITH TIME. AS A RESULT,  
ELEVATED TO LOCALLY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR  
ACROSS COASTAL RANGES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, WITH A WEAKENING TREND  
IN SURFACE WIND SPEEDS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.  
   
..SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
 
10-20 MPH NORTHEASTERLY SURFACE WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE  
MORNING HOURS IN RESPONSE TO THE AFOREMENTIONED PRESSURE GRADIENT,  
WITH LOCAL TERRAIN ENHANCEMENTS RESULTING IN LOCALLY STRONGER WIND  
GUSTS. FUELS ALSO REMAIN DRY, AND SURFACE RH WILL FLIRT WITH  
CRITICAL (15%) THRESHOLDS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. AN ELEVATED  
DELINEATION REMAINS IN PLACE, ALTHOUGH THE GREATEST FIRE WEATHER  
RISK WILL EXIST DURING THE MORNING AND GRADUALLY DECREASE THROUGHOUT  
THE DAY.  
 
..COOK.. 10/20/2018  
   
..PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT
 
 

 
 
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