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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
456 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

TXZ011-012-016-017-201200-
/O.NEW.KAMA.HW.A.0001.180121T1700Z-180122T0000Z/
Oldham-Potter-Deaf Smith-Randall-
Including the cities of Vega, Amarillo, Hereford, and Canyon
456 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Amarillo has issued a High Wind
Watch, which is in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday
afternoon.

* Timing...Late Sunday morning into Sunday evening.

* Winds...West 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Impacts...High winds can blow down small outbuildings and
  break limbs. Sudden wind gusts can cause drivers to lose
  control... especially in lightweight or high profile vehicles.
  Strong winds can cause blowing dust...reducing visibility...
  and cause flying debris. Isolated power outages could be
  possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph...or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
238 PM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

...HIGH WINDS LATER SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL
AND EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

.A potent upper level disturbance and a strong surface cold front
will bring high and potentially damaging winds to parts of south
central and east central New Mexico later Saturday night through
the day Sunday.

NMZ533>538-201200-
/O.NEW.KABQ.HW.A.0002.180121T1500Z-180122T0000Z/
Guadalupe County-Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-
De Baca County-Chaves County Plains-
238 PM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Watch, which is in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday
afternoon.

* LOCATION...All of east central New Mexico as well as the Chaves
  County Plains.

* WINDS...West winds will increase to 35 to 45 mph with gusts to
  60 mph Sunday morning and continue through much of the
  afternoon.

* TIMING...Winds will increase sharply Sunday morning, peak during
  the midday through much of the afternoon before diminishing
  late in the afternoon and evening.

* VISIBILITY...Reduced to 3-5 miles or less in blowing dust.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Take action to secure trash cans, lawn
  furniture, and other loose or lightweight outdoor objects. High
  winds can topple trees, blow weakened roofs off houses, and down
  power lines. Travel will be hazardous, especially on north to
  south facing highways, including portions of U.S. Highways 285,
  84 and 70.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Remember, A High Wind Watch means conditions are favorable for a
potentially damaging high wind event in and close to the watch
area. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph
or more can lead to property damage. Monitor the latest forecasts
at weather.gov/abq, listen to NOAA weather radio or your favorite
media outlet.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
316 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

TXZ021>023-027>029-033>035-039>041-201300-
/O.NEW.KLUB.HW.A.0002.180121T1700Z-180122T0000Z/
Parmer-Castro-Swisher-Bailey-Lamb-Hale-Cochran-Hockley-Lubbock-
Yoakum-Terry-Lynn-
Including the cities of Friona, Bovina, Farwell, Dimmitt, Hart,
Tulia, Happy, Muleshoe, Littlefield, Amherst, Olton, Plainview,
Hale Center, Morton, Whiteface, Levelland, Sundown, Lubbock,
Wolfforth, Slaton, Denver City, Plains, Brownfield, Meadow,
Wellman, Tahoka, New Home, and ODonnell
316 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Lubbock has issued a High Wind
Watch, which is in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday
afternoon.

* TIMING...Late Sunday morning through late Sunday afternoon.

* WINDS...Westerly at 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph.

* IMPACTS...Motorists, particularly of high profile vehicles and
  on north to south oriented roads, will be buffeted by cross
  winds. Areas of blowing dust will also reduce visibilities,
  especially downwind of open fields and construction zones.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or more may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

&&

$$


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
813 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

TXZ021>044-201115-
/O.CON.KLUB.FW.A.0002.180121T1800Z-180122T0000Z/
Parmer-Castro-Swisher-Briscoe-Hall-Childress-Bailey-Lamb-Hale-
Floyd-Motley-Cottle-Cochran-Hockley-Lubbock-Crosby-Dickens-King-
Yoakum-Terry-Lynn-Garza-Kent-Stonewall-
813 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE
NORTHWESTERN SOUTH PLAINS AND FAR SOUTHWESTERN TEXAS PANHANDLE
FOR WINDS IN THE 20 TO 35 MPH RANGE...VERY DRY FUELS...AND
MINIMUM RH VALUES AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT...

The National Weather Service in Lubbock has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect until 7 PM CST this evening.

* Wind...West at 20 to 35 mph at the 20 foot level.

* Humidity...10 to 15 percent.

* Fuels...Critically dry.

* Impacts...Any fires that develop can spread rapidly. Outdoor
  burning is discouraged.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are occurring. These conditions can create rapid wildfire growth.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
604 PM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SATURDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE
EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WIND...LOW
HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.Southwest winds will increase and become widespread again
Saturday with above normal temperatures continuing, perhaps
allowing for another round of critical fire weather conditions
across the East Central and Northeast Plains.

NMZ104-201400-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0002.180120T1900Z-180121T0100Z/
Northeast Plains-
604 PM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Plains. Critical conditions will
  develop around midday then diminish around sunset.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Around 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
604 PM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SATURDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE
EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WIND...LOW
HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.Southwest winds will increase and become widespread again
Saturday with above normal temperatures continuing, perhaps
allowing for another round of critical fire weather conditions
across the East Central and Northeast Plains.

NMZ108-201400-
/O.EXP.KABQ.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180120T0100Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0002.180120T1900Z-180121T0100Z/
East Central Plains-
604 PM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
...RED FLAG WARNING HAS EXPIRED...

* AREA AND TIMING...East Central Plains. Critical conditions are
  possible Saturday throughout the afternoon.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40
  mph Saturday afternoon.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Around 15 percent Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
457 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018


TXZ011-012-016-017-201200-
/O.CON.KAMA.FW.A.0002.180120T1800Z-180121T0100Z/
/O.CON.KAMA.FW.A.0003.180121T1400Z-180122T0000Z/
Oldham-Potter-Deaf Smith-Randall-
457 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR THE SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS PANHANDLE...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR THE SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS PANHANDLE...


$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
457 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018


TXZ005-007>010-013>015-018>020-201200-
/O.CON.KAMA.FW.A.0003.180121T1400Z-180122T0000Z/
Lipscomb-Moore-Hutchinson-Roberts-Hemphill-Carson-Gray-Wheeler-
Armstrong-Donley-Collingsworth-
457 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR THE SOUTHERN, CENTRAL, AND EASTERN TEXAS
PANHANDLES...

* Affected Area...In Texas...Lipscomb...Moore...Hutchinson...
  Roberts...Hemphill...Carson...Gray...Wheeler...Armstrong...
  Donley and Collingsworth.

* 20 Foot Winds...West to southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with 50 to
  60 mph gusts.

* Relative Humidity...15 to 25 percent. RFTI categories 4.

* Timing...Elevated to possibly marginally critical fire weather
  conditions expected to begin around 9 AM CST Sunday and end
  around 6 PM CST Sunday evening.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that the potential for critical fire
weather conditions exists. Listen for later forecasts and
possible red flag warnings.

&&

$$

For more information from the National Weather Service visit...
www.weather.gov/ama

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
457 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018


OKZ001-TXZ001-006-201200-
/O.CON.KAMA.FW.A.0002.180120T1800Z-180121T0100Z/
Cimarron-Dallam-Hartley-
457 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR THE WESTERN OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AND THE WESTERN AND
SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS PANHANDLE...

* Affected Area...In Oklahoma...Cimarron. In Texas...Dallam and
  Hartley.

* 20 Foot Winds...Southwest to west winds 15 to 20 mph with 25 to
  35 mph gusts.

* Relative Humidity...10 to 15 percent. RFTI categories 1 to 2.

* Timing...Elevated to possibly marginally critical fire weather
  conditions are expected to begin around noon CST Saturday
  afternoon and end around 7 PM CST Saturday evening.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that the potential for critical fire
weather conditions exists. Listen for later forecasts and
possible red flag warnings.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Norman OK
339 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

...Critical to Extreme Fire Danger on Sunday across mainly the
western half of Oklahoma and western north Texas...

.The combination of strong gusty winds, warm and dry conditions,
dry vegetation, and a strong storm system moving across the
southern Plains will likely cause critical to extreme wildfire
danger on Sunday.

OKZ004>030-033>041-044>046-050-TXZ083>090-200945-
/O.CON.KOUN.FW.A.0001.180121T1700Z-180122T0300Z/
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-Harmon-Greer-Kiowa-Jackson-Tillman-
Comanche-Stephens-Garvin-Murray-Cotton-Jefferson-Carter-Love-
Hardeman-Foard-Wilbarger-Wichita-Knox-Baylor-Archer-Clay-
339 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR WINDY CONDITIONS... WARM TEMPERATURES
AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MAINLY THE WESTERN HALF OF OKLAHOMA
AND ALL OF WESTERN NORTH TEXAS...

* WINDS...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts 30 to 50 mph. The
  strongest wind gusts are expected across western Oklahoma and
  western north Texas Sunday afternoon. A cold front will bring a
  wind shift to the northwest late Sunday afternoon into the
  evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 30 percent.

* TEMPERATURE...Highs 55 to 70 degrees F.

* IMPACTS...Fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

Kurtz


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
524 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

COZ058>089-093>099-201230-
Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000 Feet-
Leadville Vicinity/Lake County Below 11000 Feet-
Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Western Chaffee County Between 9000 and 11000 Feet-
Central Chaffee County Below 9000 Feet-
Western Mosquito Range/East Chaffee County Above 9000 Feet-
Saguache County West of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
Saguache County East of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Upper Rio Grande Valley/Eastern San Juan Mountains Below
10000 Feet-Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Del Norte Vicinity/Northern San Luis Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Alamosa  Vicinity/Central San Luis Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Southern San Luis Valley-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 8500 And 11000 Feet-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Northwestern Fremont County Above 8500 Feet-
Western/Central Fremont County Below 8500 Feet-
Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000 Feet-
Wet Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Teller County/Rampart Range Above 7500 Feet/Pikes Peak Between
7500 And 11000 Feet-Pikes Peak Above 11000 Feet-
Canon City Vicinity/Eastern Fremont County-
Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below
7500 Feet-
Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range
Below 7400 Feet-Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-
Walsenburg Vicinity/Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Feet-
Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Feet-
Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-
Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-
Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-
Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County-
524 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...east
central...south central and southeast Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

The combination of low humidity and gusty west winds will lead to
high fire danger this afternoon over the eastern mountains and along
the Interstate 25 corridor. Outdoor burning or any other activities
that could accidentally start a wildfire today should be
postponed.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Near-critical fire weather conditions will be possible across the
across portions of the southeastern Colorado Plains on Saturday,
as west to southwest winds increase ahead of a strong storm
system moving into the Great Basin.

This storm system looks to move into the Four Corners Region
Saturday night, and then continue across southeastern Colorado
through the day Sunday, before lifting into north central Kansas
into Sunday night. This system is expected to bring gusty winds
and moderate to heavy snowfall to the higher terrain of the
Continental Divide late Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning,
with hazardous travel expected across the higher mountain passes
through the day Sunday.

The exact track of this system remains in question, however, the
current projected path would support a period of wind driven snow
across Eastern Colorado on Sunday, with strong and gusty north
winds expected Sunday and Sunday night behind a passing cold
front. Light to moderate snow accumulations will be possible
across portions of the Eastern Mountains, the Palmer Divide and
Raton Mesa, with generally light snow accumulations possible
across the rest of the Southeast Plains. Hazardous travel
conditions will also be possible across Southeast Colorado on
Sunday, with the potential for poor visibilities in snow and
blowing snow.

Another weak storm system could bring some light accumulating
snow to the higher terrain of the Central Mountains Monday and
Tuesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters will not be needed today or tonight.

$$

10/23

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
354 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

NMZ501>540-201100-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
354 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A red flag warning is in effect from noon to 6 pm today for the east
central plains where low humidities combine with strong winds will
create critical fire weather conditions.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

A potent Pacific cold front will move into western NM late Saturday
afternoon. A band of rain changing to snow will race eastward across
the Continental Divide during the evening and into the Rio Grande
Valley by midnight. An intense period of winter weather is likely
along this front with low visibility, strong winds, and snow. Snow
will continue in the high terrain Saturday night and Sunday with
several inches possible in the northern mountains. Light snow will
also impact northeastern NM Sunday. Widespread strong west winds will
move through New Mexico Sunday with sharply colder temperatures and
bitter wind chills. There still appears to be potential for a flash
freeze component with this storm mainly focused along the Continental
Divide and perhaps the Rio Grande Valley Saturday night.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Contact your local law enforcement at 911 and the National Weather
Service at 1.888.386.7637 to report wildfire outbreaks.

$$

Guyer

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
214 AM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

KSZ030-031-043>046-061>066-074>081-084>090-200815-
Trego-Ellis-Scott-Lane-Ness-Rush-Hamilton-Kearny-Finney-Hodgeman-
Pawnee-Stafford-Stanton-Grant-Haskell-Gray-Ford-Edwards-Kiowa-
Pratt-Morton-Stevens-Seward-Meade-Clark-Comanche-Barber-
214 AM CST Fri Jan 19 2018 /114 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018/

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...south
central...southwest and west central Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Unsesonably warm afternoon temperatures will result in low
relative humidity this afternoon. Southwest winds will remain less
than 20 mph, keeping the risk of any wildfire spread limited.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

Days 2-7 Discussion
-------------------

A strong storm system will track through SW Kansas on Sunday
through Sunday night. Light snow and blowing snow is expected
across the far northern zones, with accumulations near one inch
from near Scott City to near Wakeeney. Snow amounts elsewhere will
be less than one inch. Strong northwest winds will create areas of
blowing snow Sunday night. A winter weather advisory may be
required along the I-70 corridor Sunday night.

Days 2-7 Hazards
----------------
* Saturday
  No hazards.

* Sunday
  - Non thunderstorm wind: Limited risk
  - Snow: Elevated risk

* Monday
  - Non thunderstorm wind: Limited risk

* Tuesday
  No hazards.

* Wednesday
  No hazards.

* Thursday
  - Non thunderstorm wind: Limited risk
  - Fire weather: Elevated risk

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

&&

For more details visit our webpage http://weather.gov/ddc/ehwo

$$

TURNER

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