Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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WWUS84 KAMA 170902
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
402 AM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-180000-
/O.CON.KAMA.FW.W.0033.180417T1500Z-180418T0700Z/
Cimarron-Texas-Beaver-Dallam-Sherman-Hansford-Ochiltree-Lipscomb-
Hartley-Moore-Hutchinson-Roberts-Hemphill-Oldham-Potter-Carson-
Gray-Wheeler-Deaf Smith-Randall-Armstrong-Donley-Collingsworth-
402 AM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
2 AM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AND THE TEXAS PANHANDLE...

* Affected Area...In Oklahoma...Cimarron...Texas and Beaver. In
  Texas...Dallam...Sherman...Hansford...Ochiltree...Lipscomb...
  Hartley...Moore...Hutchinson...Roberts...Hemphill...Oldham...
  Potter...Carson...Gray...Wheeler...Deaf Smith...Randall...
  Armstrong...Donley and Collingsworth.

* 20 Foot Winds...Southwest to west 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to
  60 mph. 20 foot winds will shift to the northwest during the
  evening hours behind a cold front and will diminish to around 15
  to 25 mph with gusts to near 35 mph after midnight tonight.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 4 percent.

* Red Flag Threat Index...7 to 8.

* Timing...Extremely critical fire weather conditions are possible
  between 10 AM today and 2 AM Wednesday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

This is a very dangerous and potentially life threatening fire
weather situation. Very strong winds and very low relative
humidities...combined with recent record warm temperatures and the
ongoing drought will create weather conditions favorable for
extreme fire growth and spread. A regional outbreak of dangerous
wind-driven wildfires is possible.

&&

$$

Schneider

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www.weather.gov/ama


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