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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
152 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON
FOR COUNTIES ALONG AND EAST OF A FREDERICKSBURG TO CASTROVILLE TO
PLEASANTON LINE...

.GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY ARE
PRODUCING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON PER
LATEST OBSERVATIONS. NORTH WINDS HAVE GUSTED BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MPH
THIS AFTERNOON ALONG WITH LOW TO UPPER TEEN RELATIVE HUMIDITY
PERCENTILES. THESE CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR RAPID WILDFIRE
GROWTH AND SPREAD IF ONE WAS TO OCCUR. THE WINDS WILL DROP QUICKLY
AT SUNSET AND RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL SLOWLY RISE THROUGH THE
EVENING HOURS.

TXZ171>173-188>194-205>209-220>225-082300-
/O.CON.KEWX.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-160208T2300Z/
LLANO-BURNET-WILLIAMSON-GILLESPIE-KENDALL-BLANCO-HAYS-TRAVIS-
BASTROP-LEE-BEXAR-COMAL-GUADALUPE-CALDWELL-FAYETTE-ATASCOSA-
WILSON-KARNES-GONZALES-DE WITT-LAVACA-
152 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTH WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 171...172...173...190...191...192...193...
194...206...207...208...209...221...222...223...224 AND 225...

* WIND...NORTH TO NORTHWEST AT 15 TO 20 WITH GUSTS TO 25 TO 30
  MPH.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM AFTERNOON HUMIDITY FALLING TO 10-20 PERCENT.

* 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.

&&

$$

ALLEN



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
122 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

TXZ171>173-183>194-202>209-217>225-228-091930-
LLANO-BURNET-WILLIAMSON-VAL VERDE-EDWARDS-REAL-KERR-BANDERA-
GILLESPIE-KENDALL-BLANCO-HAYS-TRAVIS-BASTROP-LEE-KINNEY-UVALDE-
MEDINA-BEXAR-COMAL-GUADALUPE-CALDWELL-FAYETTE-MAVERICK-ZAVALA-
FRIO-ATASCOSA-WILSON-KARNES-GONZALES-DE WITT-LAVACA-DIMMIT-
122 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT ALONG AND EAST OF A FREDERICKSBURG TO
CASTROVILLE TO PLEASANTON LINE...INCLUDING BOTH THE AUSTIN AND SAN
ANTONIO METRO AREAS...THROUGH 5 PM TODAY. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN
THE TEENS AND NORTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH
WIND GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH POSSIBLE. THESE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR THE RAPID SPREAD OF ANY WILDFIRE
THAT DEVELOPS. CAUTION IS HIGHLY URGED WHEN DEALING WITH POSSIBLE
IGNITION SOURCES.

ELEVATED TO NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS TODAY. RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES IN THE TEENS AND NORTHERLY WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH
HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$




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