Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
357 PM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT TODAY FOR HOT, WINDY AND DRY
CONDITIONS, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR ALL OF
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND WEST TEXAS...

.Hot, dry and windy conditions ongoing today, especially over the
Guadalupe Mountains, Van Horn area, Southeast New Mexico Plains,
Upper Trans Pecos and northwest Permian Basin. Extremely
critical, Particularly Dangerous fire weather conditions in these
areas, with critical conditions elsewhere. A cold front will
bring an abrupt wind shift late tonight with improved fire
weather conditions Wednesday.

NMZ114-115-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-079>082-258-
180500-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0020.000000T0000Z-180418T0500Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-Gaines-Dawson-Borden-Scurry-
Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-Midland-
Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Pecos-Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-Terrell-
357 PM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018 /257 PM MDT Tue Apr 17 2018/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT /11 PM
MDT/ TONIGHT FOR HOT, DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS ACROSS SOUTHEAST
NEW MEXICO AND WEST TEXAS...

* HUMIDITY...3 percent west to 10 percent east.

* WINDS...Southwest 20 to 30 mph in the plains. Southwest 35 to
  45 mph with higher gusts in the mountains, and adjacent
  plains. Strongest winds of 40 to 60 mph with higher gusts
  expected in the Guadalupe Mountains.

* FIRE DANGER...Very high to extreme.

* HIGHEST THREAT...is located in the Guadalupe Mountains,
  Southeast New Mexico Plains, Northwest Permian Basin, Upper
  Trans Pecos, and Van Horn area where southwest winds will be
  the strongest, and relative humidity the lowest, yielding
  extremely critical fire weather conditions. This is a
  Particularly Dangerous Fire Weather Situation.

* 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 will
increase potential for fire growth.

&&

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