Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
328 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
EARLY EVENING...

.VERY DRY AIR WILL SWEEP THROUGH THE AREA TODAY AS STRONG
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS ARRIVE IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT.
CRITICALLY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DEVELOP LATE IN THE MORNING.
THE WINDS WILL INCREASE AND BECOME VERY GUSTY LATE IN THE MORNING
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
MPH WILL BE LIKELY. THIS WEATHER IN COMBINATION WITH DRY CURED
FUELS WILL LEAD TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-082200-
/O.CON.KHGX.FW.W.0001.160208T1300Z-160209T0100Z/
AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-BRAZOS-BURLESON-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND-
GALVESTON-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-JACKSON-LIBERTY-MADISON-MATAGORDA-
MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON-
WHARTON-
328 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO
7 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND VERY LOW
HUMIDITY ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS...

* AFFECTED COUNTIES... HOUSTON...TRINITY...MADISON...WALKER...
  SAN JACINTO...POLK...BURLESON...BRAZOS...WASHINGTON...
  GRIMES... MONTGOMERY...LIBERTY...COLORADO...AUSTIN...WALLER...
  HARRIS... CHAMBERS...WHARTON...FORT BEND...JACKSON...
  MATAGORDA... BRAZORIA...GALVESTON.

* WIND...NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH FREQUENT
  GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...14 TO 21 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS WILDFIRE BURNING CONDITIONS WITH THE
  POTENTIAL FOR FIRE STARTS WITH VERY RAPID EXPANSION OF THE
  FIRE.

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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