Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
411 AM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER POSSIBLE SUNDAY...

.THE COMBINATION OF WINDS SWITCHING TO STRONG NORTHWEST BEHIND A
COLD FRONT...ALONG WITH ASSOCIATED LOW TO VERY LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES...WILL CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR ERRATIC TO
EXTREME WILDFIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD ON SUNDAY. IN ADDITION...FUELS
WHICH CURED DURING RECENT COLD WEATHER MAY BECOME DRY TO
CRITICALLY DRY ON SATURDAY UNDER SUNNY SKIES AND LOWER RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES.

TXZ248>257-202200-
/O.CON.KBRO.FW.A.0001.170122T1500Z-170123T0000Z/
ZAPATA-JIM HOGG-BROOKS-KENEDY-STARR-HIDALGO-INLAND WILLACY-
INLAND CAMERON-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
411 AM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256,
AND 257...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 248, 249, 250, 251, 252,
  253, 254, 255, 256, AND 257.

* WIND...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 GUSTING TO 45 MPH. 20 FT NORTHWEST
  WINDS 20 TO 30 GUSTING TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...DECREASING INTO THE MID TEENS WEST OF U.S.
  77/I-69E SUNDAY AFTERNOON...AND INTO THE MID AND LOWER 20S
  EAST OF U.S. 77/I-69E TO THE COAST.

* THUNDERSTORMS...NOT EXPECTED.

* HIGHEST THREAT...IS LOCATED ACROSS THE MID AND UPPER VALLEY
  EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON WHEN WINDS AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY
  VALUES WILL BE OPTIMIZED.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED. AVOID CONTACT BETWEEN HOT
  OBJECTS AND GRASSES...WHICH CAN BURN HOT AND FAST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. IN GENERAL...THESE CONDITIONS INCLUDE
SUSTAINED 20 FOOT WINDS OF 25 MPH OR GREATER...HUMIDITY RANGING
FROM BELOW 25 PERCENT IN ZAPATA COUNTY TO BELOW 45 PERCENT ALONG
THE COAST...EACH LASTING FOR 2 HOURS OR MORE...AND CURED FUELS.
HUMIDITY BELOW 25 PERCENT IN MOST AREAS WILL TRIGGER FIRE DANGER
AT LOWER WIND SPEEDS. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED
FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

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