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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
200 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS
UNTIL 3 AM MDT THURSDAY FOR 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE...RH
OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS AND HIGH FIRE DANGER...

.SOUTHWEST WINDS HAVE INCREASED AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING UPPER
LEVEL STORM SYSTEM, WHICH IS ALSO TRANSPORTING VERY DRY AIR INTO
SOUTHWEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO.  CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS HAVE DEVELOPED IN THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS, WITH RH/S
DROPPING TO 15 PERCENT OR BELOW THIS AFTERNOON. EXPECT RH/S WILL
STAY BELOW 15 PERCENT WELL INTO THE NIGHT, AND SINCE 20 FOOT WIND
SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE 20 MPH SUSTAINED DURING THIS
TIME, HAVE EXTENDED THE RED FLAG WARNING UNTIL LATE TONIGHT.  AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT THURSDAY MORNING WILL ALLOW WINDS TO
DECREASE LATE TONIGHT, WHILE RH/S WILL RISE THEN TOO.

NMZ114-TXZ258-170900-
/O.EXT.KMAF.FW.W.0031.000000T0000Z-140417T0900Z/
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
100 PM MDT WED APR 16 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM MDT THURSDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND SOUTHWEST TEXAS...

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH AND GUSTY.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 10 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID THE USE OF OPEN FLAMES OR ANY ACTIVITIES THAT MAY GENERATE
SPARKS. ACCIDENTAL IGNITIONS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO GROW
QUICKLY INTO DANGEROUS WIND- DRIVEN WILDFIRES.

&&

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