Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
401 AM CDT FRI APR 29 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...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TO 8 PM MDT
SATURDAY 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 MOUNTAINS...

.A DRYLINE IS RAPIDLY MOVING EAST THIS MORNING ACROSS THE AREA
BRINGING IN MUCH DRIER AIR FROM THE WEST AS DEWPOINTS IN THE 60S
ARE BEING REPLACED BY DEWPOINTS IN THE 20S. THIS COMBINED WITH
WINDY CONDITIONS AND A HIGH FIRE DANGER WEST OF MIDLAND WILL
CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. THERE WILL BE POOR
RECOVERY TONIGHT AND WHILE WINDS WILL BE LIGHTER MOST AREAS...
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL STILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS ON SATURDAY.


NMZ114-TXZ258-292115-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.A.0026.160430T1800Z-160501T0200Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0029.160429T1700Z-160430T0300Z/
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
401 AM CDT FRI APR 29 2016 /301 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/
TODAY TO 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR WINDY AND DRY
CONDITIONS IN THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR WINDY AND DRY CONDITIONS IN THE GUADALUPE
MOUNTAINS...

* WIND...TODAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65
  MPH. SATURDAY...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 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.

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>061-067-068-074-075-080-292115-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0029.160429T1700Z-160430T0300Z/
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-
401 AM CDT FRI APR 29 2016 /301 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/
TODAY TO 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR DRY AND WINDY
CONDITIONS...

* WIND...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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