Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX
WWUS84 KMAF 251854
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
154 PM CDT Tue Apr 25 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR LOCATIONS
ALONG AND WEST OF AND TATUM TO WINK TO ALPINE LINE FOR RELATIVE
HUMIDITY LESS THAN 15 PERCENT, 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE,
AND EXTREME FIRE DANGER...
.Critical fire weather conditions will persist across most of the
area this afternoon and evening, though the main concern will be
across the Guadalupe and Davis Mountains, Southeast New Mexico
Plains, and the Van Horn/Hwy 54 Corridor where recent green-up has
not been as pronounced.
Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-
Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Marfa Plateau-
154 PM CDT Tue Apr 25 2017 /1254 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017/
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY LESS THAN 15 PERCENT, 20 FOOT
WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND EXTREME FIRE DANGER...
* WIND...West 25 to 35 mph with higher gusts in the plains. West
40 to 60 mph with higher gusts in the mountains.
* HUMIDITY...5 to 15 percent.
* FIRE DANGER...Extreme.
* 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.