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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
143 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

TXZ171>173-186-188-192-070000-
LLANO-BURNET-WILLIAMSON-KERR-GILLESPIE-TRAVIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LLANO...BURNET...GEORGETOWN...
KERRVILLE...FREDERICKSBURG...AUSTIN
143 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BRIEF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FOR AN HOUR OR
TWO THIS AFTERNOON...

THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND VERY DRY AIR HAS LEAD
TO NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTH
CENTRAL TEXAS THIS AFTERNOON. MANY WEATHER REPORTING STATIONS ARE
ALREADY SHOWING HUMIDITIES BELOW 20 PERCENT. ALTHOUGH WINDS ARE
FORECAST TO WEAKEN SLOWLY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...SOME AREAS MAY
EXPERIENCE WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH OVER THE NEXT HOUR OR
SO AS THE HUMIDITIES REMAIN VERY LOW...CREATING CRITICAL FIRE
CONDITIONS. THESE CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF QUICK
SPREADING GRASS FIRES. IF THE CRITICAL CONDITIONS BECOME
MORE WIDESPREAD AND LAST LONGER...A RED FLAG WARNING MAY BE
ISSUED LATER THIS AFTERNOON.

THIS FIRE THREAT SHOULD QUICKLY DECREASE BY LATE AFTERNOON AND
EARLY EVENING AS THE WINDS DECREASE AND HUMIDITIES START TO
INCREASE.

GO TO WEATHER.GOV/AUSTIN FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION...FORECASTS
AND WARNINGS.

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
1249 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

TXZ171>173-183>194-202>209-217>225-228-071900-
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-
1249 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

DRY AIR AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL LEAD TO ELEVATED TO NEAR
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON FOR AREAS IN THE
HILL COUNTRY EXTENDING SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE INTERSTATE 35
CORRIDOR AND DOWN INTO THE COASTAL PLAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

DRY AIR WILL CONTINUE TO BRING LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY TO SOUTH
CENTRAL TEXAS THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. ELEVATED FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR THE HILL COUNTRY SUNDAY
AFTERNOON.

ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE MONDAY FOR
AREAS EAST OF HIGHWAY 83 AS STRONGER WINDS ARRIVE BEHIND A COLD
FRONT.

OTHERWISE...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$




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