Record warm temperatures along with very dry conditions will continue across west Texas and southeast New Mexico through Thursday.
Windy conditions will continue across the Guadalupe and Davis Mountains and the Van Horn area this afternoon. These winds along with relative humidity values in the single digits and continued very high to extreme fire danger will result in critical fire weather conditions across these locations today. A Red Flag Warning is in effect this afternoon for these areas.
Unseasonably warm temperatures, very low relative humidity and windy conditions are expected across southeast New Mexico and much of west Texas Thursday afternoon. The dry and windy conditions combined with dry vegetation and ongoing drought will result in critical fire weather conditions across areas generally north of a Marfa, Pecos, Big Lake line. A Fire Weather Watch has been issued for these areas Thursday.
Burn Bans remain in effect for much of west Texas. The Texas Forest Service indicates that fuels are so dry that any sparks could lead to a wildfire. Use extreme caution while outside and avoid any activities that may result in sparks.
3/10/2009 - Colder Weather Beginning Tomorrow
3/7/2009 - Wind and Fire Concerns Continue Saturday
3/5/2009 - Critical Fire Weather through Saturday
2/26/2009 - Critical Fire Weather Continues
2/25/2009 - Critical Fire Weather Concerns Continue
2/24/2009 - Fire weather concerns remain high
2/24/2009 - Fire Concerns Continue Today
2/23/2009 - Critical Fire Weather Conditions Tuesday
2/23/2009 - Severe Weather Awareness Week