Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX
WWUS84 KMAF 172022
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
222 PM CST Fri Feb 17 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FOR WARM... WINDY AND
DRY CONDITIONS FOR SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND THE TRANS PECOS...
A Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 5pm mst/6pm cst.
RH values have slowly been falling this afternoon as temperatures
rise and should go below 15 percent. Combine this with a gusty
west wind with 20ft wind speeds well above 20 mph and the result
will be critical fire weather conditions. Wind speeds will
decrease this evening ending the short term fire weather concerns.
Southeast Plains-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-
222 PM CST Fri Feb 17 2017 /122 PM MST Fri Feb 17 2017/
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST /5 PM MST/
THIS EVENING FOR SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND THE TRANS PECOS...
* WIND...West to northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40
* HUMIDITY...12 TO 15 percent.
* TEMPERATURES...10 to 15 degrees above normal.
* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
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 can
contribute to dangerous fire behavior.