Composite weather chart for a Southern Plains wildfire outbreak based on 2100 UTC RUC analyses from eight extreme regional fire weather events during the 2005/06, 2007/08 and 2008/09 cool season.
Composite weather chart for a Southern Plains wildfire outbreak based on 2100 UTC RUC analyses from ten extreme regional fire weather events during the 2005/06, 2007/08, and 2008/09 cool seasons. To view specific statistics about each fire weather case included in the study CLICK HERE.
 
Below are the individual levels used to create the above composite map:
 
 

The coincidence of the 500 hPa jet max and 850 hPa thermal ridge (similar to the graphic above) have also been found to help delineate the region most favorable for dangerous wildfires.

 
The coincidence of the 500 hPa jet max and 850 hPa thermal ridge have also been found to help delineate the region most favorable for dangerous wildfires.  A secondary example of the favorable 500 hPa jet max and 850 hPa thermal ridge pattern can be found HERE.  

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