Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
000
WWUS84 KMAF 222035
RFWMAF

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
235 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FOR WARM, DRY, WINDY AND HIGH FIRE
DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...

...RED FLAG WARNING THURSDAY FOR WARM, DRY, VERY WINDY, AND VERY
HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER ACROSS MOST ALL AREAS...

.Well above normal temperatures along with very windy and dry
conditions will result in critical fire weather conditions in the
Guadalupe Mountains today, a Red Flag Warning is in effect.
Strong gusty west winds across Southeast New Mexico and much of
West Texas of Thursday along with relative humidities near 10
percent are expected and a Red Flag Warning is in effect.

NMZ114-TXZ258-231030-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-170223T0200Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0007.170223T1700Z-170224T0200Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-
135 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FOR WARM, DRY, WINDY AND HIGH FIRE
DANGER...

...RED FLAG WARNING THURSDAY FOR WARM, DRY, VERY WINDY, AND VERY
HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Red
Flag Warning, which is in effect until 7 PM MST this evening. A
Red Flag Warning has also been issued from 10 AM to 7 PM MST
Thursday.

* WIND...Southwest 20 to 30 mph today and west 35 to 55 mph with
  higher gust Thursday.

* HUMIDITY...8 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Here are some things you can do to help prevent wildland fires:
Observe outdoor burning restrictions for your area. Stow trailer
chains properly. Hold off on yard work or welding near dry
vegetation. Avoid driving in dry grass. Extinguish cigarettes
inside your vehicle.

&&

$$

NMZ115-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-079>081-231030-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0007.170223T1700Z-170224T0200Z/
Southeast Plains-Gaines-Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Andrews-Martin-
Howard-Mitchell-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-Midland-
Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Pecos-Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-
235 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017 /135 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CST /10 AM MST/
TO 8 PM CST /7 PM MST/ THURSDAY FOR WARM...DRY...VERY WINDY...AND
VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR MOST OF THE PERMIAN BASIN
AND TRANS PECOS AREA...

* WIND...25 to 45 MPH. Higher gust.

* TEMPERATURES...15 to 20 degrees above normal.

* HUMIDITY...8 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
This is a very dangerous fire weather situation. Strong winds and
very low relative humidities combined with above normal
temperatures will create weather conditions favorable for the
multiple occurrence of large fires.

&&

$$


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.