Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
206 PM CST THU JAN 19 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>257-201200-
/O.NEW.KBRO.FW.A.0001.170122T1500Z-170123T0000Z/
ZAPATA-JIM HOGG-BROOKS-KENEDY-STARR-HIDALGO-INLAND WILLACY-
INLAND CAMERON-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
206 PM CST THU JAN 19 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR POST COLD FRONT WEATHER FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, AND 257...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BROWNSVILLE HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* 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. DETAILED DECISION TABLES ARE FOUND AT
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RGV/?N=MAPCOLORS#FIRE. LISTEN FOR LATER
FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

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