SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0204 AM CDT Sat May 18 2024

Valid 191200Z - 201200Z

Mid-level southwesterly flow will begin to strengthen today across
the Southwest as troughing amplifies across the western CONUS. Dry
and windy conditions are expected across the Southwest as a result
of the deeply mixed airmass transporting some of this stronger flow
to the surface, and a lee cyclone tightening the surface pressure
gradient. Sustained winds may be has high as 20 to 25 mph with
single-digit relative humidity. This will support Critical fire
weather conditions in local areas with drier fuels, but amid only
marginally dry fuels, have elected to keep an Elevated delineation
for now. If stronger winds or drier fuels are apparent, an upgrade
to Critical may be needed in later outlooks.

..Bentley.. 05/18/2024

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product...

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