Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
357 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR
RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH
OR MORE...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...
20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE PRESENT ACROSS THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. MINIMUM RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP TO 15 PERCENT
OR LESS TODAY ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM THE WESTERN LOW
ROLLING PLAINS TO THE LOWER TRANS PECOS. MANY PLACES WILL
EXPERIENCE RH VALUES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. 20 FOOT WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE AT LEAST 20 MPH ACROSS THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS TODAY. LOW RH VALUES WILL AGAIN BE
PRESENT ON WEDNESDAY ALONG WITH WINDS OF AT LEAST 20 MPH ACROSS
THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS.

NMZ114-115-TXZ258-242100-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.A.0031.160525T1800Z-160526T0300Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0037.160524T1800Z-160525T0300Z/
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST PLAINS-
357 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2016 /257 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2016/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR
RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH
OR MORE...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...
20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND/ODESSA HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 7 PERCENT TODAY. 5 TO 9 PERCENT WEDNESDAY.

* 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.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

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