Unseasonably warm conditions (possible record breaking temps) combined with increasing surface winds will lead to areas of elevated fire weather concerns Tuesday afternoon. With drought conditions persisting across a large portion of the state, any new or existing fires will have the potential of growing and spreading rapidly. All should take extra precautions to prevent any accidental fire starts.
Expected high temperatures Tuesday afternoon.
A map depicting relative humidities below 15% along with expected surface wind speeds. Notice the circled area has sustained winds of at least 20 mph across much of the Guadalupe Mountains, the southeast New Mexico Plains, the Van Horn Corridor, the Upper Trans Pecos, and the western Permian Basin. A fire weather watch has been issued for these areas.
A map depicting the ongoing burn bans across the State of Texas.
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