Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
439 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF DEEP
SOUTH TEXAS TODAY...

.THE COMBINATION OF STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND A COLD FRONT...
ALONG WITH ASSOCIATED LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES...WILL CREATE
CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR ERRATIC TO EXTREME WILDFIRE GROWTH AND
SPREAD FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

TXZ248>255-241900-
/O.UPG.KBRO.FW.A.0003.170224T1800Z-170225T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KBRO.FW.W.0003.170224T1800Z-170225T0000Z/
Zapata-Jim Hogg-Brooks-Kenedy-Starr-Hidalgo-Inland Willacy-
Inland Cameron-
439 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 248, 249, 250,
251, 252, 253, 254, AND 255...

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM CST this
evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.


* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 248, 249, 250, 251, 252,
  253, 254, and 255.

* WIND...20 MPH....with gusts to 25 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...Single digits West to 20 percent East.

* THUNDERSTORMS...Not expected.

* HIGHEST THREAT...Is generally located along and west of the
  I-69E corridor.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means critical fire weather conditions are
occurring now...or will shortly. In general...these conditions
include sustained 20 foot winds of 25 MPH or greater...humidity
ranging from below 25 percent in Zapata County to below
45 percent along the coast...each lasting for 2 hours or longer...
and cured fuels. Humidity below 25 percent in most areas will
trigger fire danger at lower wind speeds. Detailed decision
tables are found at HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RGV/?N=MAPCOLORS#FIRE.

&&

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