Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
213 PM CDT WED MAY 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT FOR THE GUADALUPE
MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS DUE TO HOT...DRY AND
WINDY CONDITIONS...AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FROM THURSDAY MORNING UNTIL THURSDAY
EVENING FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
PLAINS DUE TO HOT...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS...AND VERY HIGH FIRE
DANGER...

.HOT...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST INTO THIS EVENING,
AND OCCUR AGAIN THURSDAY FROM LATE MORNING UNTIL EVENING IN THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS.  SINCE FIRE
DANGER WILL BE VERY HIGH IN THESE AREAS, A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL THIS EVENING, AND A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT
THURSDAY.  THE HAINES INDEX WILL BE 6 TODAY AND 5 THURSDAY.

NMZ114-115-TXZ258-261000-
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GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST PLAINS-
213 PM CDT WED MAY 25 2016 /113 PM MDT WED MAY 25 2016/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS...AND VERY HIGH FIRE
DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY
MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS...
AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 3 TO 7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL TODAY.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS TODAY. WEST
  WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS THURSDAY.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 10 PERCENT IN THE PLAINS AND 9 TO 13 PERCENT IN
  THE MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

&&

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 CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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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