Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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WWUS84 KMAF 131851
RFWMAF

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
151 PM CDT SUN APR 13 2014

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR 20 FT
WINDS OF 20 MPH OR GREATER...RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR
LESS...AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO...

AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED STRONG SURFACE LOW
PRESSURE AREA HAS RESULTED IN INCREASING WEST WINDS. THESE WINDS
COMBINED WITH UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES... VERY LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY... AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER... HAS RESULTED IN CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA. THESE CONDITIONS
WILL LAST THROUGH THIS EVENING.

NMZ114-115-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-079>082-258-
140500-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0030.000000T0000Z-140414T0500Z/
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-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-
151 PM CDT SUN APR 13 2014 /1251 PM MDT SUN APR 13 2014/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT /11 PM
MDT/ TONIGHT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR ALL OF WEST TEXAS
AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO...

* WIND...MOUNTAINS...WEST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH.
  PLAINS...WEST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 15 PERCENT.

* FIRE DANGER...VERY HIGH.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID THE USE OF OPEN FLAMES OR ANY ACTIVITIES THAT MAY GENERATE
SPARKS. ACCIDENTAL IGNITIONS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO GROW
QUICKLY INTO DANGEROUS WIND DRIVEN WILDFIRES.

&&

$$


FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MAF (ALL LOWER CASE)

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