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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
344 PM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-231130-
CIMARRON-TEXAS-BEAVER-DALLAM-SHERMAN-HANSFORD-OCHILTREE-LIPSCOMB-
HARTLEY-MOORE-HUTCHINSON-ROBERTS-HEMPHILL-OLDHAM-POTTER-CARSON-
GRAY-WHEELER-DEAF SMITH-RANDALL-ARMSTRONG-DONLEY-COLLINGSWORTH-
344 PM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA
PANHANDLES.

.DAY ONE...THROUGH TONIGHT.

AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM OR TWO WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE FAR WESTERN
PANHANDLES THROUGH THIS EVENING. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT
THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS MAINLY THE
EASTERN HALF OF THE PANHANDLES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
DAMAGING WINDS TO 70 MPH AND HAIL UP TO BASEBALL SIZE WILL BE
THE MAIN THREATS.

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON WEDNESDAY ACROSS
WESTERN PARTS OF THE PANHANDLES. A RED FLAG WARNING FOR STRONG WINDS
AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL BE IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING
FOR LOCATIONS WEST OF LINE FROM GUYMON TO AMARILLO. ELEVATED FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE FRIDAY ACROSS MAINLY WESTERN AND
SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF THE COMBINED PANHANDLES. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE AREA WIDE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS EAST OF A GUYMON TO
AMARILLO LINE SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AND BE READY FOR SEVERE WEATHER OPERATIONS.

AREA FIRE MANAGERS AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY...SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY...AND FOR ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ON FRIDAY.

$$

COCKRELL





Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
346 PM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

OKZ002-TXZ002-007-012-017-231230-
/O.UPG.KAMA.FW.A.0016.140423T1700Z-140424T0300Z/
/O.EXA.KAMA.FW.W.0017.140423T1700Z-140424T0300Z/
TEXAS-SHERMAN-MOORE-POTTER-RANDALL-
346 PM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM CDT WEDNESDAY
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE WESTERN HALF OF
THE COMBINED TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES...GENERALLY WEST OF A LINE
FROM GUYMON TO LAKE MEREDITH TO AMARILLO AND CANYON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AMARILLO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM CDT WEDNESDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN OKLAHOMA...TEXAS. IN TEXAS...SHERMAN...
  MOORE...POTTER AND RANDALL.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO AROUND 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...9 TO 15 PERCENT.

* TIMING...NOON TO 10 PM ON WEDNESDAY.

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 WILL
CREATE FAVORABLE WEATHER FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD. AVOID
ACTIVITIES THAT PROMOTE OPEN FLAMES AND SPARKS.

&&

$$



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