Dry Slot Results in Critical Fire Weather Conditions

The dry slot indicated on the RGB air mass in the previous post for Friday, February 8th did in fact result in a widespread area of critical fire weather conditions, high winds, and blowing dust over eastern NM on Saturday, February 9th.  Note the minimum RH and the 2pm wind speed observation grids from Saturday in the image below.  We will monitor the RGB imagery through the fire season to make comparisons between RGB air mass characteristics and the resulting fire weather patterns.

A widespread area of critical fire weather conditions impacted eastern NM Saturday, February 9, 2013.

A widespread area of critical fire weather conditions impacted eastern NM Saturday, February 9, 2013.

One thought on “Dry Slot Results in Critical Fire Weather Conditions

  1. This is great! We’re glad to have collaborators watching closely over this imagery. I noticed that the 20Z Dust RGB from MODIS (Aqua) caught a nice dust plume in the imagery. Did you all happen to use the Dust RGB too?

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