Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX
WWUS84 KMAF 300829
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
329 AM CDT Sun Apr 30 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING FOR WINDY AND
DRY CONDITIONS ALONG AND WEST OF THE PECOS RIVER IN WEST TEXAS...
.Despite chilly temperatures early, westerly winds will increase
this afternoon, especially along and west of the Pecos River in
west Texas. Although high temperatures will rise to 5 to 10
degrees below normal, minimum relative humidity will drop to 7 to
15 percent in these areas, and westerly winds will increase to 20
to 30 mph. Since fire danger will be high, a Red Flag Warning is
in effect from noon until 800 pm CDT.
Guadalupe Mountains-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-
Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-
329 AM CDT Sun Apr 30 2017 /229 AM MDT Sun Apr 30 2017/
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT TO 8 PM CDT FOR DRY
AND WINDY CONDITIONS ALONG AND WEST OF THE PECOS RIVER IN WEST
* AFFECTED AREA...Locations along and west of the Pecos river in
* WIND...West 20 to 30 mph, and gusts to 45 mph.
* HUMIDITY...7 to 15%.
* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
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 dangerous fire behavior.