Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
239 AM CST Sun Jan 21 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IS EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE ENTIRE AREA
FOR STRONG WINDS...MINIMUM RH VALUES NEAR 10 PERCENT AND HIGH TO
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

.A potent upper level storm system will move onto the plains
bringing very windy conditions to much of the region Sunday, in
fact a wind storm. Rh`s will fall to critical levels by afternoon
over the Permian Basin, Trans Pecos and southeast New Mexico.
These factors combined with high to very high fire danger will
lead to critical fire weather conditions during the afternoon.
Cooler conditions and diminishing winds will lessen fire danger
by Sunday evening and winds will slowly turn northwest possibly
impact any fires that might be ongoing.

NMZ115-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-079>082-212200-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0001.180121T1800Z-180122T0100Z/
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-
239 AM CST Sun Jan 21 2018 /139 AM MST Sun Jan 21 2018/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST /11 AM MST/
TODAY TO 7 PM CST /6 PM MST/ THIS EVENING FOR THE ENTIRE AREA FOR
STRONG WINDS...MINIMUM RH VALUES NEAR 10 PERCENT AND HIGH TO VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER...

* WIND...West 25 to 40 mph with much higher gusts. Winds will be
  around 15 mph higher in the Guadalupe and Davis Mountains.

* HUMIDITY...As low as 10 percent.

* FUELS...High to very high very danger.

* IMPACTS...Accidental ignitions will have the potential to grow
  rapidly into dangerous wind-driven wildfires.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not throw cigarettes onto the ground or out of a moving
vehicle. Keep vehicles on driving surfaces and do not drive
through tall grass.

&&

$$



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