Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX
WWUS84 KMAF 261916
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
216 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ THIS
EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20
MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO AND ALL OF WEST TEXAS EXCEPT THE PRESIDIO VALLEY AND
.Another upper-level storm system will pass north of the region
today. Windy conditions will combine with unseasonably warm
temperatures and low relative humidity to produce critical fire
weather conditions over most of the area. Fuels remain very dry.
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-Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-
216 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017 /116 PM MDT Sun Mar 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 FOOT WINDS
OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER...
* HUMIDITY...5 to 15%.
* WIND...Mountains...West winds 20 to 40 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
Plains...West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
* 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.