Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
404 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR VERY
WINDY AND DRY CONDITIONS AND EXTREME FIRE DANGER ACROSS SOUTHEAST
NEW MEXICO AND WEST TEXAS...

.Critical to extremely critical fire weather conditions are
expected again today with very windy, warm, and dry conditions
areawide. Minimum afternoon humidities will drop below 10 percent
and winds will be 20 to 40 mph with higher gusts in the lower
elevations, with much higher winds in the Guadalupe and Davis
Mountains.  This is a dangerous fire weather situation.

NMZ114-115-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-079>082-258-
282030-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0012.170228T1700Z-170301T0100Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-Gaines-Dawson-Borden-Scurry-
Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-Midland-
Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Pecos-Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-Terrell-
404 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017 /304 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CST /10 AM MST/
THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CST /6 PM MST/ THIS EVENING FOR RELATIVE
HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS, 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE,
AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

* WIND...20 to 40 mph in lower elevations. 30 to 45 mph in the
  mountains.

* HUMIDITY...7 to 15 percent.

* FIRE DANGER...Extreme.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

This is a dangerous fire weather situation. Strong winds and very
low relative humidities combined with todays above normal
temperatures resulting in weather conditions favorable for fires
that may be difficult to control. In the past, weather patterns
like this have resulted in the multiple occurrence of large
fires.

&&

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