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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
547 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

TXZ021-022-027-028-033-034-039-040-242200-
/O.UPG.KLUB.FW.A.0004.170224T1700Z-170225T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KLUB.FW.W.0004.170224T1800Z-170225T0100Z/
Parmer-Castro-Bailey-Lamb-Cochran-Hockley-Yoakum-Terry-
547 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CST THIS
EVENING FOR THE SOUTHWEST TEXAS PANHANDLE AND WESTERN SOUTH PLAINS
FOR 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE...RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 15
PERCENT OR LESS AND A HIGH FIRE DANGER...

The National Weather Service in Lubbock has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 7 PM CST this
evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Relative Humidity...Dropping to near 10 percent.

* Winds...Becoming westerly at 20 to 25 mph with higher gusts.

* Fuels...Very dry.

* Impacts...Fires can spread rapidly in these conditions.
  Outdoor burning should be postponed until winds subside.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
319 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM TODAY FOR THE
EAST CENTRAL PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

.Very dry and windy conditions will continue today over the east
central plains where another round of critical conditions are
likely. Marginal critical conditions are also likely for portions
of central New Mexico however cooler and more stable conditions
will mitigate the potential today.

NMZ108-250100-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0007.170224T1700Z-170225T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0006.170224T1900Z-170225T0100Z/
East Central Plains-
319 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM MST this
evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...East Central Plains this afternoon.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West/northwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values of 9 to 13 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 Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
347 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING
FOR WINDY AND VERY DRY CONDITIONS ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO, FAR
NORTHWEST PERMIAN BASIN AND ALONG AND WEST OF THE PECOS RIVER...

.Gusty west to northwest winds will occur today and bring very
dry air over the region. Wind speeds look to reach and exceed 20
mph sustained over portions of the region as relative humidity
drops to near 5 to 10 percent areawide resulting in critical fire
weather conditions. Conditions will improve this evening as winds
diminish and humidity increases.

NMZ114-115-TXZ045-057-058-074-075-079>082-258-242200-
/O.UPG.KMAF.FW.A.0005.170224T1500Z-170225T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.W.0008.170224T1500Z-170225T0200Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-Gaines-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Pecos-Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-Terrell-
347 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017 /247 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING
FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS, 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20
MPH OR MORE AND HIGH FIRE DANGER...

* TEMPERATURES: Around 5 degrees above normal.

* HUMIDITY: 5 to 10 percent.

* FIRE DANGER: High to very high.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  This is a very dangerous
fire weather situation. Gusty winds and very low relative
humidities combined with above normal temperatures will create
weather conditions favorable for the multiple occurrence of large
fires.

&&

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 dangerous fire behavior.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
237 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

TXZ016-242200-
/O.NEW.KAMA.FW.W.0006.170224T1800Z-170225T0000Z/
Deaf Smith-
237 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE EXTREME
SOUTHWESTERN TEXAS PANHANDLE...

The National Weather Service in Amarillo has issued a Red Flag
Warning for strong winds and low relative humidity...which is in
effect from noon today to 6 PM CST this evening.

* Affected Area...In Texas...Deaf Smith.

* 20 Foot Winds...Northwest winds increasing to 15 to 25 mph with
  gusts to near 30 mph in the afternoon.

* Relative Humidity...Minimum afternoon relative humidities 10 to
  15 percent.

* Timing...Critical fire weather conditions are expected to
  develop around 12 PM to 1 PM CST this afternoon and are expected
  to end around 6 PM CST this evening.

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 will
create favorable weather for rapid fire growth and spread. Avoid
activities that promote open flames and sparks.

&&

$$

Schneider

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