Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
957 AM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

......ELEVATED TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR THE WESTERN
THIRD OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...

.STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT AND
WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL OCCASIONALLY GUST
TO NEAR 40 MPH AT TIME. THESE WIND SPEEDS COUPLED WITH RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES BETWEEN 25 AND 35 PERCENT WILL PRODUCE ELEVATED TO
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON.

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AUSTIN-BURLESON-COLORADO-JACKSON-MATAGORDA-WASHINGTON-WHARTON-
957 AM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS
THROUGH 5 PM...

.STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT AND
WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL OCCASIONALLY GUST
TO NEAR 40 MPH AT TIME. THESE WIND SPEEDS COUPLED WITH RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES BETWEEN 25 AND 35 PERCENT WILL PRODUCE ELEVATED TO
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON.

* AFFECTED COUNTIES... BURLESON...WASHINGTON...COLORADO...
  AUSTIN...WHARTON...JACKSON...MATAGORDA.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MILES PER HOUR WITH GUSTS
  EXCEEDING 40 MILES PER HOUR AT TIMES.

* HUMIDITY...BETWEEN 25 AND 35 PERCENT.

* HIGHEST THREAT...COLORADO...AUSTIN AND JACKSON COUNTIES.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

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