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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
240 PM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-211945-
Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-Eddy County Plains-
Northern Lea County-Central Lea County-Southern Lea County-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-Guadalupe Mountains-
240 PM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018 /140 PM MDT Fri Apr 20 2018/

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast New
Mexico, southwest Texas and western Texas.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

Critical to extreme fire weather conditions will develop this
afternoon over southeastern New Mexico south through the Davis
Mountains/Marfa Plateau. These conditions will persist through the
early evening hours Friday.  A Red Flag Warning is in effect for
these areas through 8:00 pm CDT /7:00 pm MDT/.

Strong winds will continue over the Guadalupe Mountains this
afternoon through early evening. Here, look for west winds of 40 to
50 mph with gusts to 65 mph. A High Wind Warning is in effect for the
Guadalupe Mountains through 9:00 pm MDT.

A Wind Advisory is in effect until 8:00 pm CDT /7:00 pm MDT/ for the
Permian Basin and much of Lea County New Mexico. Across the Advisory
area, expect southeast winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts near 45 mph.

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are forecast over much of the
Permian Basin late this afternoon and this evening. A few storms
may become severe, mainly over the northwestern Permian Basin early
Friday evening. These storms will be capable of producing ping pong
ball-sized hail and wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph. Lightning will also
accompany any thunderstorm.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Near critical fire weather conditions are expected Saturday afternoon
mainly west of the Pecos River.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

This product, along with other watches, warnings, advisories,
and statements issued by the National Weather Service Office in
Midland, can be found on the internet at...
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