Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
214 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR
RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH
OR MORE...AND HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE AND
DAVIS MOUNTAINS...SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS...TRANS PECOS...VAN
HORN AND THE HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR...MARFA PLATEAU... PRESIDIO
VALLEY...BIG BEND AND WESTERN PERMIAN BASIN...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING
FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...20 FOOT WINDS OF 20
MPH OR MORE...AND HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE
MOUNTAINS...

.DRY AND VERY WINDY CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO RESULT IN CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FROM THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST
NEW MEXICO SOUTH AND EAST TO THE TRANS PECOS...BIG BEND AND
WESTERN PERMIAN BASIN. GRASSES ARE STILL MOSTLY CURED AND THE FIRE
DANGER WILL BE HIGH TO VERY HIGH ACROSS THESE AREAS. WEDNESDAY
WINDS WILL BE LIGHTER MOST AREAS EXCEPT IN THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS
WHERE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL AGAIN BE POSSIBLE.

NMZ114-TXZ258-270400-
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GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
214 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2016 /114 PM MDT TUE APR 26 2016/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND/ODESSA HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* WIND...WEST WINDS 35 TO 55 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 70 MPH TODAY. WEST
  WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH WEDNESDAY.

* HUMIDITY...AROUND 10 PERCENT.

* 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.

&&

$$

NMZ115-TXZ045-050-057>061-067-068-074-075-079>081-270300-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0026.000000T0000Z-160427T0300Z/
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-GAINES-ANDREWS-VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-WARD-
CRANE-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-PECOS-PRESIDIO VALLEY-
MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-
214 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2016 /114 PM MDT TUE APR 26 2016/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING...

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH IN
  THE PLAINS. WEST WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH IN THE
  DAVIS MOUNTAINS ABOVE 6000 FEET.

* HUMIDITY...AROUND 10 PERCENT.

* 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.

&&

$$

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