Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX
115 PM CDT Sat Mar 17 2018

Val Verde-
Including the city of Del Rio
115 PM CDT Sat Mar 17 2018

...Near Critical to Critical Fire Weather Conditions expected in
Val Verde Today...

A very dry airmass with humidity values less then 20% combined
with transport winds near or greater than 20 mph and dry fuels
will all combine to create near to critical fire weather concerns
this afternoon. Brief Red Flag criteria could occur in limited
spatial coverage in the higher terrain of Val Verde County. The
lower Rio Grande Plains and the City of Del rio will have greater
humidity. Humidity will increase across the higher terrain through
early evening.

A repeat of these conditions will occur Sunday and likely again on
Monday. With dangerous fire weather conditions expected to be more
widespread Sunday, a Red Flag Warning will be likely for Val
Verde County.

Burning of any type is highly discouraged as a wildfire could
spread rapidly.



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