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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
245 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

TXZ021>024-027>030-033>036-039>042-251300-
/O.NEW.KLUB.FW.A.0018.140426T1700Z-140427T0300Z/
PARMER-CASTRO-SWISHER-BRISCOE-BAILEY-LAMB-HALE-FLOYD-COCHRAN-
HOCKLEY-LUBBOCK-CROSBY-YOAKUM-TERRY-LYNN-GARZA-
245 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR SUSTAINED 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR
GREATER...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS AND HIGH
FIRE DANGER FOR THE SOUTH PLAINS AND SOUTHWESTERN TEXAS PANHANDLE...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LUBBOCK HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 10 PERCENT.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
141 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR RH/S
OF 5 TO 10 PERCENT...20 FOOT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 MPH OR GREATER AND
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF A
SEMINOLE TO KERMIT TO FORT DAVIS LINE SATURDAY MORNING UNTIL
SATURDAY EVENING FOR RH/S OF 5 TO 10 PERCENT...20 FOOT WIND
SPEEDS OF 20 MPH OR GREATER AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

.SOUTHWEST WINDS ALOFT WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE FRIDAY...
PARTICULARLY OVER THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO PLAINS. DRY AIR WILL PUSH INTO THE REGION AND AID IN
WARMING TEMPERATURES ABOVE NORMAL... AND DROPPING MINIMUM
AFTERNOON RH/S TO 5 TO 10 PERCENT. SINCE 20 FOOT WIND SPEEDS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE 20 MPH OR GREATER FOR SEVERAL HOURS... A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THESE AREAS.

AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO APPROACH THE REGION
SATURDAY AND RESULT IN THE THE DRY... WARM AND WINDY CONDITIONS
SHIFTING FURTHER EASTWARD. THEREFORE... A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS
BEEN ISSUED SATURDAY FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF A SEMINOLE
TO KERMIT TO FORT DAVIS LINE.  THE UPPER STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE
BY TO THE NORTH OF THE AREA SUNDAY AND LIKELY RESULT IN CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS AREAWIDE.

TXZ045-050-057>060-067-074-251115-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.A.0028.140426T1600Z-140427T0300Z/
GAINES-ANDREWS-VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-WARD-
DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-
141 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR
LOCATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF A SEMINOLE TO KERMIT TO FORT DAVIS
LINE...

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 10 PERCENT.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR.  LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$


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


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
330 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-251530-
HARPER-WOODS-ALFALFA-GRANT-KAY-ELLIS-WOODWARD-MAJOR-GARFIELD-
NOBLE-ROGER MILLS-DEWEY-CUSTER-BLAINE-KINGFISHER-LOGAN-PAYNE-
BECKHAM-WASHITA-CADDO-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-
CLEVELAND-POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-HUGHES-HARMON-GREER-KIOWA-JACKSON-
TILLMAN-COMANCHE-STEPHENS-GARVIN-MURRAY-PONTOTOC-COAL-COTTON-
JEFFERSON-CARTER-JOHNSTON-ATOKA-LOVE-MARSHALL-BRYAN-HARDEMAN-
FOARD-WILBARGER-WICHITA-KNOX-BAYLOR-ARCHER-CLAY-
330 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN...
WESTERN...CENTRAL...AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA...AND WESTERN NORTH
TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...THROUGH TONIGHT...

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.THUNDERSTORMS...
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY THROUGH AT LEAST LATE
SUNDAY MORNING AS A LARGE STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES THE SOUTHERN
PLAINS. THOSE WHO ARE PLANNING OR PARTICIPATING IN OUTDOOR
ACTIVITIES OVER THE WEEKEND NEED TO PAY PARTICULARLY CLOSE
ATTENTION TO WEATHER FORECASTS.

.TIMING...
DISCRETE THUNDERSTORMS MAY INITIALLY DEVELOP ACROSS PORTIONS OF
WESTERN NORTH TEXAS...AND SOUTHWESTERN AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA
DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS SATURDAY. THE
STORMS WILL THEN MOVE NORTHEAST AND EAST ACROSS PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA SATURDAY NIGHT...PERHAPS DEVELOPING INTO SEVERAL
SMALL COMPLEXES THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. THE THREAT OF SEVERE
WEATHER WILL SHIFT EASTWARD DURING THE DAY SUNDAY TO MAINLY EAST
OF I35.

.IMPACTS...
LARGE HAIL UP TO AT LEAST TWO INCHES IN DIAMETER AND DAMAGING
WINDS OVER 70 MPH WILL BE THE MAIN THREATS THROUGH LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT. HOWEVER...THE INITIAL STORMS THAT DEVELOP DURING THE LATE
AFTERNOON SATURDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS MAY
HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE TORNADOES. HAIL SIZES SHOULD
DECREASE TO AROUND HALF DOLLARS BY SUNDAY MORNING.

GET GRAPHICS AND MORE DETAILS AT WEATHER.GOV/NORMAN...AND FOLLOW
OUR WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
552 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

TXZ171>173-183>194-202>209-217>225-228-251100-
LLANO-BURNET-WILLIAMSON-VAL VERDE-EDWARDS-REAL-KERR-BANDERA-
GILLESPIE-KENDALL-BLANCO-HAYS-TRAVIS-BASTROP-LEE-KINNEY-UVALDE-
MEDINA-BEXAR-COMAL-GUADALUPE-CALDWELL-FAYETTE-MAVERICK-ZAVALA-
FRIO-ATASCOSA-WILSON-KARNES-GONZALES-DE WITT-LAVACA-DIMMIT-
552 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON GENERALLY
EAST OF INTERSTATE 35. A FEW STORMS COULD BECOME STRONG WITH SMALL
HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS. ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL
DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE WEST DUE TO LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SATURDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING...ALONG AND WEST OF A KERRVILLE TO EAGLE PASS LINE...AS
AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES ACROSS NORTH TEXAS. LARGE HAIL
AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE THE MAIN THREATS. IN ADDITION...NEAR-
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP WEST OF INTERSTATE
35 ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY DUE TO LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY WINDS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED ON SATURDAY.

$$

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