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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
1215 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...FIRE WEATHER THREAT BECOMES ELEVATED TODAY FOR MUCH OF DEEP
SOUTH TEXAS...

.THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL PLUMMET TODAY IN THE WAKE OF A
COLD FRONT THAT MOVED THROUGH THE AREA EARLIER THIS MORNING. THESE
FALLING HUMIDITY VALUES WILL COMBINE WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS
ELEVATING THE FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON.

TXZ248>257-062300-
/O.CON.KBRO.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-160206T2300Z/
ZAPATA-JIM HOGG-BROOKS-KENEDY-STARR-HIDALGO-INLAND WILLACY-
INLAND CAMERON-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
1215 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON FOR VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 248...249...250...251...252...253...254...255...
256 AND 257...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 248...249...250...251...
  252...253...254...255...256 AND 257.

* WIND...20 FOOT WINDS NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH FEW GUSTS TO 25
  MPH.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 18 PERCENT WEST AND 18-30 PERCENT COASTAL
  COUNTIES.

* HIGHEST THREAT...ALONG AND EAST OF HIGHWAY 69E WHERE THE
  STRONGEST WINDS WILL OVERLAP WITH THE LOWEST HUMIDITY VALUES.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY WITH
  ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR DURING THE HIGHEST WIND PERIOD BETWEEN
  NOON AND 3 PM. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED THIS AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. IN GENERAL...THESE CONDITIONS
INCLUDE SUSTAINED 20 FOOT WINDS OF 25 MPH OR GREATER...HUMIDITY
RANGING FROM BELOW 25 PERCENT IN ZAPATA COUNTY TO BELOW
45 PERCENT ALONG THE COAST...EACH LASTING FOR 2 HOURS OR MORE...
AND CURED FUELS. HUMIDITY BELOW 25 PERCENT IN MOST AREAS WILL
TRIGGER FIRE DANGER AT LOWER WIND SPEEDS. DETAILED DECISION
TABLES ARE FOUND AT HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RGV/?N=MAPCOLORS#FIRE.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
417 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR ALL OF
SOUTH TEXAS....

.A COLD FRONT...MOVING THROUGH SOUTH TEXAS EARLY THIS
MORNING...WILL BRING IN MUCH DRIER AIR TO THE REGION. NORTHWEST
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS
BY LATE MORNING. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL TO AROUND 35
PERCENT ALONG THE COAST TO AROUND 15 PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE
DURING THE AFTERNOON. THIS WILL LEAD TO CRITICAL FIRE DANGER
CONDITIONS FOR ALL OF SOUTH TEXAS...ESPECIALLY BY EARLY SATURDAY
AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL DIMINISH BY 5 PM SATURDAY AS TEMPERATURES
FALL A BIT...RESULTING IN AN INCREASE IN HUMIDITY AND AN END TO
THE CRITICAL FIRE DANGER.

TXZ229>234-239>247-062300-
/O.CON.KCRP.FW.W.0003.160206T1700Z-160206T2300Z/
LA SALLE-MCMULLEN-LIVE OAK-BEE-GOLIAD-VICTORIA-WEBB-DUVAL-
JIM WELLS-KLEBERG-NUECES-SAN PATRICIO-ARANSAS-REFUGIO-CALHOUN-
417 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
5 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY
FOR ALL OF SOUTH TEXAS...

* AFFECTED AREA...ARANSAS...BEE...CALHOUN...DUVAL...GOLIAD...
  JIM WELLS...KLEBERG...LA SALLE...LIVE OAK...MCMULLEN...
  NUECES...SAN PATRICIO...REFUGIO...VICTORIA AND WEBB COUNTIES.

* TIMING...LATE MORNING THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON.

* WIND...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...LOWEST AFTERNOON HUMIDITY WILL RANGE FROM 15 PERCENT
  ALONG THE RIO GRANDE TO AROUND 35 PERCENT ALONG THE NORTHEASTERN
  COASTAL BEND.

* IMPACTS...FIRES WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. SUBSTANTIAL
  RESISTANCE TO CONTROL EFFORTS WILL OCCUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CARE WITH RESPECT TO ALL OUTDOOR
ACTIVITIES THAT COULD INADVERTENTLY CAUSE WILDFIRES. REPORT
WILDFIRES QUICKLY TO THE NEAREST FIRE DEPARTMENT OR LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICE.

&&

$$

GW

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