Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
210 PM CDT Fri May 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20` WINDS OF
20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF CULBERSON COUNTY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS,
20` WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE
DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF CULBERSON COUNTY...

.Unseasonably warm temperatures, consequent low RH, gusty winds,
and very high to extreme Fire Danger will result in critical fire
weather conditions for Southeast New Mexico and parts of West
Texas through this evening.  These conditions will abate by late
evening, but poor recovery overnight and similar conditions
Saturday may result in a repeat of critical fire weather
conditions.

NMZ114-115-TXZ057-258-271200-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.A.0027.170527T1700Z-170528T0300Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0035.000000T0000Z-170527T0300Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
210 PM CDT Fri May 26 2017 /110 PM MDT Fri May 26 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20` WINDS OF
20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST
NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF CULBERSON COUNTY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20` WINDS
OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF CULBERSON COUNTY...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening.

* HUMIDITY...This afternoon...6 to 15%.  Saturday...5 to 12%.

* WIND...This afternoon...West 15 to 25 mph, except 25 to 35 mph
  Guadalupe Mountains. Saturday...Above 5000 feet, southwest to
  west 20 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon.
  Gusts up to 55 mph in the afternoon. Below 5000 feet, southwest
  winds 20 to 25 mph.

* FIRE DANGER...Very high to extreme.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Stow trailer chains properly.  Hold off on yard work or welding
near dry vegetation.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur.  Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

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