Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
257 PM CDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FRIDAY FOR WINDY AND DRY
CONDITIONS, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR ALL OF
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND SOUTH THROUGH THE DAVIS MOUNTAINS AND
MARFA PLATEAU...

.Friday, a sharp dryline will quickly develop across far western
areas by mid day and pushes east to near a Hobbs to Pecos to
Presidio line through the afternoon hours. To the west of this
line, expect critical to extreme fire weather conditions with
minimum relative humidity below 15% and west winds 20-25mph
sustained...40-45mph in the Guadalupe mountains. In addition,
fuels are extremely dry so the potential for wildfires will be
moderate to high across these areas.

NMZ114-115-TXZ057-058-074-080-258-201000-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0021.180420T1600Z-180421T0200Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Marfa Plateau-
257 PM CDT Thu Apr 19 2018 /157 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/
TO 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ FRIDAY FOR WINDY AND DRY CONDITIONS, AND
VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
AND SOUTH THROUGH THE DAVIS MOUNTAINS AND MARFA PLATEAU...

* WIND...Southwest 30 to 50 mph in the Guadalupe Mountains with
  higher gusts. Southwest 20 to 30 in the Plains with higher
  gusts.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 15 percent.

* FIRE DANGER...Very high to extreme.

* 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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