Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1232 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FOR AREAS ALONG AND
WEST OF A LINE FROM GAINESVILLE TO DALLAS TO CENTERVILLE...

.STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND A DRY AIR MASS WILL GENERATE CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS
THIS AFTERNOON. THE MOST VOLATILE CONDITIONS WILL EXIST ROUGHLY
ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM GAINESVILLE TO DALLAS TO
CENTERVILLE.

TXZ091-092-100>103-115>119-129>134-141>147-156>162-174-175-090000-
/O.CON.KFWD.FW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
MONTAGUE-COOKE-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-
TARRANT-DALLAS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL-JOHNSON-ELLIS-
COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO-FREESTONE-LAMPASAS-
CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE-LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON-
1232 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING
DUE TO STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND A VERY DRY AIR MASS FOR LOCATIONS
ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM GAINESVILLE TO DALLAS TO
CENTERVILLE...

* AFFECTED AREA...LOCATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM
  GAINESVILLE TO DALLAS TO CENTERVILLE.

* TIMING...THROUGH 6 PM TODAY. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE AFTER
  SUNSET AS TEMPERATURES DROP AND WINDS SUBSIDE.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST AT 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 35 MPH.

* RH...MINIMUM VALUES BETWEEN 15 AND 25 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL BE ABLE TO SPREAD
  RAPIDLY.

&&

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG
WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND DRY VEGETATION CAN CONTRIBUTE
TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. AVOID ALL OUTSIDE BURNING AND WELDING
TODAY. DO NOT TOSS LIT CIGARETTE BUTTS OUTSIDE. REPORT WILD FIRES
TO THE NEAREST FIRE DEPARTMENT OR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICE.

&&

$$

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