Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
817 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR WINDY AND VERY DRY CONDITIONS ALONG
AND WEST OF THE PECOS RIVER, AND OVER THE SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
PLAINS AND NORTHWEST PERMIAN BASIN...

.Westerly winds have diminished over most of the forecast area,
with the strongest winds lingering over the Guadalupe Mountains.
Since RH/s will rise above 15 percent in all of these areas, the
Red Flag Warning for today has been allowed to expire. Recovery
tonight will be poor areawide.  Gusty west to northwest winds
will occur Friday and bring very dry air over the region.
Since wind speeds could reach and exceed 20 mph sustained over
southwest Texas, have included them in the Fire Weather Watch
currently in effect for Friday.

TXZ075-079>081-241200-
/O.EXP.KMAF.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-170224T0200Z/
/O.EXB.KMAF.FW.A.0005.170224T1500Z-170225T0200Z/
Pecos-Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-
817 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20
FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

* WIND: West to northwest 20 to 25 mph.

* TEMPERATURES: Around 5 degrees above normal.

* HUMIDITY: 5 to 10 percent.

* FIRE DANGER: High to very high.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  This is a very dangerous
fire weather situation.  Strong winds and very low relative
humidities combined with above normal temperatures will create
weather conditions favorable for the multiple occurrence of large
fires.

&&

$$

NMZ114-115-TXZ045-057-058-074-258-241200-
/O.EXP.KMAF.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-170224T0200Z/
/O.EXT.KMAF.FW.A.0005.170224T1500Z-170225T0200Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-Gaines-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
817 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017 /717 PM MST Thu Feb 23 2017/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20
FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

* WIND: West to northwest 20 to 25 mph.

* TEMPERATURES: Around 5 degrees above normal.

* HUMIDITY: 5 to 10 percent.

* FIRE DANGER: High to very high.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  This is a very dangerous
fire weather situation.  Strong winds and very low relative
humidities combined with above normal temperatures will create
weather conditions favorable for the multiple occurrence of large
fires.

&&

$$

TXZ046>048-050>053-059>063-067>070-240330-
/O.EXP.KMAF.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-170224T0200Z/
Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-Loving-
Winkler-Ector-Midland-Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-
817 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING HAS EXPIRED....

The Red Flag Warning for today has been allowed to expire due to
decreasing winds and increasing relative humidity.

$$

TXZ082-241200-
/O.EXB.KMAF.FW.A.0005.170224T1500Z-170225T0200Z/
Terrell-
817 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FOOT
WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

* WIND: West to northwest 20 to 25 mph.

* TEMPERATURES: Around 5 degrees above normal.

* HUMIDITY: 5 to 10 percent.

* FIRE DANGER: High to very high.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  This is a very dangerous
fire weather situation.  Strong winds and very low relative
humidities combined with above normal temperatures will create
weather conditions favorable for the multiple occurrence of large
fires.

&&

$$



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