Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
227 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT FOR THE GUADALUPE
MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS DUE TO HOT...DRY AND
WINDY CONDITIONS...AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY FROM NOON UNTIL 9 PM MDT
FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS DUE TO
HOT...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS...AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FROM THURSDAY MORNING UNTIL THURSDAY EVENING
FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS DUE TO
EXPECTED HOT...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS...AND VERY HIGH FIRE
DANGER...

.CRITICAL CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST IN THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS INTO THIS EVENING.  AFTER SOUTHWEST
WINDS SUBSIDE, OVERNIGHT RECOVERY WILL BE POOR.  MORE HOT, DRY
AND WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY IN THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN THE GUADALUPES AND SE NM PLAINS. SINCE
FIRE DANGER WILL BE VERY HIGH IN THESE AREAS, A RED FLAG WARNING
IS IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY, AND A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT
THURSDAY. THE HAINES INDEX WILL BE 5 OR 6 BOTH DAYS WHILE RAIN
CHANCES WILL BE NEGLIGIBLE.

NMZ114-115-TXZ258-251000-
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GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST PLAINS-
227 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2016 /127 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2016/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT FOR DRY AND
WINDY CONDITIONS...AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TO 9 PM MDT WEDNESDAY
FOR DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS...AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING UNTIL THURSDAY
EVENING FOR DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS...AND VERY HIGH FIRE
DANGER...

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS TODAY AND
  WEDNESDAY. SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 45 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS
  THURSDAY.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 7 PERCENT TODAY...WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

&&

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW....OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

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