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Red Flag Warning

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

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 5
PM THIS AFTERNOON FOR COUNTIES ALONG AND EAST OF A LLANO TO NEW
BRAUNFELS TO KARNES CITY LINE DUE TO GUSTY NORTH WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITIES...

.GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL
PRODUCE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON FOR COUNTIES ALONG AND EAST OF A LLANO TO NEW
BRAUNFELS TO KARNES CITY LINE. THESE CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE
FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD. THE WINDS WILL DROP QUICKLY AT
SUNSET AND RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL SLOWLY RISE THROUGH THE
EVENING HOURS.

TXZ171>173-190>194-208-209-223-225-082300-
/O.UPG.KEWX.FW.A.0003.160208T1800Z-160209T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KEWX.FW.W.0003.160208T1600Z-160208T2300Z/
LLANO-BURNET-WILLIAMSON-BLANCO-HAYS-TRAVIS-BASTROP-LEE-CALDWELL-
FAYETTE-GONZALES-LAVACA-
510 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 PM CST
THIS AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTH WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 171...172...173...190...191...192...193...194...
208...209...223 AND 225...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
5 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* WIND...NORTH TO NORTHWEST AT 15-25 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM AFTERNOON HUMIDITY FALLING TO 15-20
  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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
405 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

TXZ171>173-183>194-202>209-217>225-228-091000-
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-
405 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT ALONG AND EAST OF A LLANO TO NEW
BRAUNFELS TO KARNES CITY LINE...INCLUDING THE AUSTIN METRO
AREA...FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM TODAY. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN THE TEENS
AND NORTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 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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