Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
156 PM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING
FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...20 FOOT WINDS OF 20
MPH OR MORE...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE MARFA PLATEAU...PRESIDIO
VALLEY...AND BIG BEND AREA...

.ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...ALONG WITH CONSEQUENTLY LOW RH...BREEZY
WINDS...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON FOR PARTS OF WEST TEXAS.

TXZ079>081-250100-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-170125T0100Z/
PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-
156 PM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING
FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...20 FOOT WINDS OF 20
MPH OR MORE...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 079,
080, AND 081...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 079, 080, AND 081.

* WIND...WEST 15 TO 30 MPH GUSTING TO NEAR 50 MPH IN THE HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* 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.

&&

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