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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Norman OK
1158 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

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Beckham-Washita-Caddo-Canadian-Oklahoma-Lincoln-Grady-McClain-
Cleveland-Pottawatomie-Seminole-Hughes-Harmon-Greer-Kiowa-Jackson-
Tillman-Comanche-Stephens-Garvin-Murray-Pontotoc-Coal-Cotton-
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Foard-Wilbarger-Wichita-Knox-Baylor-Archer-Clay-
1158 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northern...
western...central...and southern Oklahoma...and western north
Texas.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight...

.Fire Weather...
Due to very warm to hot temperatures, low humidity, and gusty
winds, Critical to Extreme fire danger is expected this afternoon
and early evening across portions of western Oklahoma and western
north Texas. Near Critical to Critical conditions will be
possible further east across portions of Oklahoma.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday...

.Fire Weather...
Near Critical conditions are expected again Friday afternoon in
western north Texas, due to breezy winds and low humidity.
Elevated to Near Critical wildfire conditions will be possible
again next Tuesday across portions of western Oklahoma and western
north Texas.

.Thunderstorms...
There will be a chance of thunderstorms across portions of
Oklahoma and north Texas on Sunday, and then again on Tuesday.

Get graphics and more details at weather.gov/norman...and follow
our weather forecast office on Twitter and Facebook.

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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Norman OK
1153 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...Extreme fire weather conditions expected this afternoon and
early evening...

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-240300-
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Harper-Woods-Alfalfa-Grant-Kay-Ellis-Woodward-Major-Garfield-
Noble-Roger Mills-Dewey-Custer-Blaine-Kingfisher-Logan-Payne-
Beckham-Washita-Caddo-Canadian-Oklahoma-Lincoln-Grady-McClain-
Cleveland-Pottawatomie-Seminole-Hughes-Harmon-Greer-Kiowa-Jackson-
Tillman-Comanche-Stephens-Garvin-Murray-Pontotoc-Coal-Cotton-
Jefferson-Carter-Johnston-Atoka-Love-Marshall-Bryan-Hardeman-
Foard-Wilbarger-Wichita-Knox-Baylor-Archer-Clay-
1153 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING
FOR WINDY CONDITIONS... WARM TEMPERATURES AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR CENTRAL PORTIONS OF OKLAHOMA AND PARTS OF WESTERN
NORTH TEXAS...

* TIMING...Late Thursday morning through Thursday evening.

* WIND...South to southwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts to 35 mph.

* HUMIDITY...15 to 30 percent.

* TEMPERATURE...Mid 80s.

* 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.

&&

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