Special Weather Statement
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WWUS84 KHGX 181018

National Weather Service HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
518 AM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018

Houston-Trinity-Madison-Walker-San Jacinto-Polk-Burleson-Brazos-
Harris-Chambers-Wharton-Fort Bend-Jackson-Matagorda-Brazoria-
Including the cities of Crockett, Trinity, Groveton,
Madisonville, Huntsville, Shepherd, Coldspring, Livingston,
Corrigan, Onalaska, Caldwell, Lake Somerville, College Station,
Bryan, Brenham, Navasota, The Woodlands, Conroe, Willis, Liberty,
Cleveland, Dayton, Columbus, Eagle Lake, Weimar, Sealy,
Bellville, Hempstead, Prairie View, Brookshire, Houston,
Pasadena, Katy, Tomball, Humble, Winnie, Mont Belvieu, Anahuac,
El Campo, Wharton, Pierce, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond,
Rosenberg, Edna, Bay City, Palacios, Pearland, Lake Jackson,
Alvin, Angleton, Freeport, League City, Texas City, Friendswood,
and Galveston
518 AM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018

...Elevated Fire Weather Conditions Expected Early This Week...

A cold front on Monday will usher in a much drier airmass
accompanied by strengthening northwesterly to northerly winds that
will be supportive of more active fire growth in the early part of
the week.

Despite the front, Monday will still be a very warm day. With
drier air moving in, relative humidity is expected to dive below
20 percent away from the coast. Winds will increase to 10 to 15
mph as they become northwesterly.

On Tuesday, reinforcing cool air will keep relative humidity from
falling as far, but it will still be dry as minimum values of
relative humidity fall below 35 percent away from the coast.
Also, winds are expected to be stronger on Tuesday, reaching as
high as 20 mph with higher gusts.

Continue to monitor forecasts in the coming days for the latest
fire weather information. Be extremely cautious with activities
that may start fires this week and/or consider postponing to
another time.

Visit texasforestservice.tamu.edu ... wildlandfirersg.org ... and
firewise.org for more information on wildfire safety preparation
and safety.


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