Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

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GRASS FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
315 AM CST THU DEC 14 2017

...ELEVATED FIRE THREAT THIS AFTERNOON FOR LOCATIONS NORTH AND
WEST OF A LINE FROM TEMPLE TO GREENVILLE AND SOUTH OF GREENVILLE
TO OLNEY...

WHILE TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOUT 10-15 DEGREES COOLER THAN THEY
WERE ON WEDNESDAY...HIGHS WILL STILL TOP OUT AT NEAR TO ABOVE-
NORMAL VALUES. IN ADDITION...AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
ARE EXPECTED TO FALL INTO THE 25 TO 35 PERCENT RANGE WITH 20-FOOT
WINDS INCREASING TO 10-15 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GIVEN THE NEAR TO
RECORD HIGH ERC VALUES PRESENT ACROSS THE REGION...GRASSES AND
FINE FUELS REMAIN EXTREMELY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FIRE IGNITION AND
SUBSEQUENT RAPID SPREAD. ANY FIRES THAT DO DEVELOP TODAY WILL MOVE
TOWARDS THE SOUTH AND SOUTH-SOUTHWEST UNLIKE WEDNESDAY. RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL RECOVER ABOVE 35 PERCENT BY 6 PM AS GUSTY WINDS
QUICKLY SUBSIDE.

EXTREME CARE IS URGED DURING ALL OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES WHERE THERE
IS A POTENTIAL FOR GRASS FIRES TO GET STARTED. AVOID OUTSIDE
BURNING AND WELDING. DO NOT TOSS LIT CIGARETTE BUTTS OUTSIDE.
REPORT WILD FIRES TO THE NEAREST FIRE DEPARTMENT OR LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICE QUICKLY.

$$

CARLAW



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