NWS Storm Prediction Center - Day 1-2 Fire Weather Outlook
Updated: Thu Jan 20 16:07:03 UTC 2022
Jan 20, 2022 Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
Day 1 Fire
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   Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1005 AM CST Thu Jan 20 2022

   Valid 201700Z - 211200Z


   A cold, dry airmass remains in place across the south-central U.S.
   and with surface temperatures struggling to get above freezing by
   mid-afternoon, significant wildfire-spread potential should remain
   minimal despite the presence of dry fuels.

   ..Squitieri.. 01/20/2022

   .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1200 AM CST Thu Jan 20 2022/

   Fire weather concerns will remain low for today as an arctic air
   mass remains over the central CONUS. Latest fuel analyses maintain
   the driest fuels across the southern Plains/southern High Plains
   where little precipitation has fallen over the past week. Although
   early-morning surface observations show widespread 15-25 mph
   post-frontal winds across OK/TX, winds will steadily abate through
   the morning hours as the regional pressure gradient weakens. Strong
   cold advection across the region is also ushering unseasonably dry
   air (dewpoint values in OK are currently near or below the 10th
   percentile for mid-January). This dry air will support RH reductions
   into the 20-35% range by the late afternoon hours as winds weaken to
   10-15 mph. The poor temporal overlap of stronger winds with drier RH
   will limit the overall fire weather threat and precludes introducing
   any risk areas. However, 1-2 hours of elevated conditions may occur
   across central to northern TX around mid-day as falling RH coincides
   with breezy winds.

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


   Source:  NWS Fire Weather Outlook
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