Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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WWUS84 KMAF 290342
RFWMAF

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
1042 PM CDT THU APR 28 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/
TO 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ FRIDAY FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15
PERCENT OR LESS...20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE...AND HIGH TO
EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE...DAVIS...AND APACHE
MOUNTAINS...SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS...PORTIONS OF THE
PERMIAN BASIN...VAN HORN AND THE HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR...REEVES
COUNTY AND THE UPPER TRANS PECOS...AND MARFA AND STOCKTON
PLATEAUS...

.AFTER POOR RECOVERY TONIGHT OVER THE WESTERN HALF OF THE
FORECAST AREA...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
ANTICIPATED ALONG AND WEST OF A SEMINOLE TO ODESSA TO
BAKERSFIELD LINE FRIDAY.

NMZ114-115-TXZ045-050-057>061-067-068-074-075-080-258-291200-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0029.160429T1700Z-160430T0300Z/
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-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-MARFA PLATEAU-
1042 PM CDT THU APR 28 2016 /942 PM MDT THU APR 28 2016/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/
TO 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ FRIDAY FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15
PERCENT OR LESS...20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE...AND HIGH TO
EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

* WIND...MOUNTAINS...SOUTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH.  PLAINS...SOUTHWEST
  TO WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 12 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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