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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
233 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...20
FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE...AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR
THE GUADALUPE...DAVIS...AND APACHE MOUNTAINS...SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO PLAINS...PORTIONS OF THE PERMIAN BASIN...VAN HORN AND THE
HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR...REEVES COUNTY AND THE UPPER TRANS
PECOS...AND MARFA AND STOCKTON PLATEAUS...

...THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH THAT WAS IN EFFECT FOR THE GUADALUPE
MOUNTAINS ON SATURDAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING
AS RH VALUES DROP TO AROUND 10 TO 12 PERCENT WITH GUSTY WEST
WINDS. CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN TO IMPROVE AFTER SUNSET
THIS EVENING. ONLY POOR TO FAIR NOCTURNAL RECOVERY IS EXPECTED
TONIGHT... AND WHILE SATURDAY WILL BE DRY...LIGHTER WINDS WILL
PRECLUDE FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.

NMZ114-TXZ258-300300-
/O.CAN.KMAF.FW.A.0026.160430T1800Z-160501T0200Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0029.000000T0000Z-160430T0300Z/
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
233 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016 /133 PM MDT FRI APR 29 2016/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR WINDY AND DRY CONDITIONS IN THE GUADALUPE
MOUNTAINS...

* WIND...TODAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65
  MPH.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 12 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
233 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...20
FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE...AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR
THE GUADALUPE...DAVIS...AND APACHE MOUNTAINS...SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO PLAINS...PORTIONS OF THE PERMIAN BASIN...VAN HORN AND THE
HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR...REEVES COUNTY AND THE UPPER TRANS
PECOS...AND MARFA AND STOCKTON PLATEAUS...

...THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH THAT WAS IN EFFECT FOR THE GUADALUPE
MOUNTAINS ON SATURDAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING
AS RH VALUES DROP TO AROUND 10 TO 12 PERCENT WITH GUSTY WEST
WINDS. CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN TO IMPROVE AFTER SUNSET
THIS EVENING. ONLY POOR TO FAIR NOCTURNAL RECOVERY IS EXPECTED
TONIGHT... AND WHILE SATURDAY WILL BE DRY...LIGHTER WINDS WILL
PRECLUDE FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.

NMZ115-TXZ045-050-057>061-067-068-074-075-080-300300-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0029.000000T0000Z-160430T0300Z/
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-GAINES-ANDREWS-VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-WARD-
CRANE-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-PECOS-MARFA PLATEAU-
233 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016 /133 PM MDT FRI APR 29 2016/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS...

* WIND...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 12 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.

&&

$$

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