Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
308 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

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308 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Texas and Oklahoma
Panhandles.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Elevated fire weather conditions are expected across the southwest
Texas Panhandle this afternoon into early this evening due to
westerly winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph along with
minimum afternoon relative humidities of 15 to 20 percent and very
dry fuels.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

Critical to extremely critical fire weather conditions will
likely develop Thursday afternoon and evening across all of the
Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles due to strong winds and low relative
humidity values. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for all of the
Panhandles from 10 AM CST Thursday morning until 9 PM CST
Thursday evening. Also, a Wind Advisory may become necessary
Thursday afternoon across portions of the Texas Panhandle due to
strong west winds sustained at 35 mph with higher gusts expected.

Elevated to critical fire weather conditions will be possible
during the afternoons on Friday, Monday, and Tuesday across parts
of the area due to dry west to southwest winds Monday and
Tuesday, and dry northwest winds Friday, along with low relative
humidity values.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

Area fire managers and emergency officials across the Texas and
Oklahoma Panhandles should be alert for critical to extremely
critical fire weather conditions on Thursday, and for elevated to
critical fire weather conditions today, Friday, Monday, and
Tuesday.

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Schneider



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