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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
352 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

TXZ022-028-033-034-039-040-232100-
/O.UPG.KLUB.FW.A.0017.140423T1800Z-140424T0200Z/
/O.EXA.KLUB.FW.W.0018.140423T1800Z-140424T0200Z/
CASTRO-LAMB-COCHRAN-HOCKLEY-YOAKUM-TERRY-
352 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
CDT THIS 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 EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN PANHANDLE AND THE WESTERN
SOUTH PLAINS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LUBBOCK HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM CDT
THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST NEAR 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...NEAR 10 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

* FUELS....DRY TO CRITICALLY DRY.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP COULD SPREAD RAPIDLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY WILL CREATE FAVORABLE WEATHER FOR RAPID FIRE SPREAD AND
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SIGNIFICANT WIND-DRIVEN WILDFIRES. AVOID
ACTIVITIES THAT PROMOTE OPEN FLAMES AND SPARKS.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
1140 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-241645-
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-
1140 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.THUNDERSTORMS...
THERE IS A RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT ACROSS
PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA... AND ALL OF WESTERN
NORTH TEXAS.

LOCATION...
THE MOST LIKELY AREA FOR SEVERE STORMS IS WEST OF A LINE FROM
SHAWNEE AND SULPHUR... TO MARIETTA OKLAHOMA.

TIMING...
THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR SEVERE STORMS WILL BE FROM 4 PM TO 1 AM.

IMPACTS...
THE PRIMARY HAZARDS WILL BE DAMAGING HAIL TO THE SIZE OF GOLF
BALLS OR LARGER AND STRAIGHT-LINE WIND GUSTS UP TO 80 MPH.

DISCUSSION...
A FEW SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A MID-
LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL AFFECT PARTS OF WESTERN OKLAHOMA THIS
AFTERNOON. NONE OF THESE STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SEVERE.

MEANWHILE... AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL APPROACH AND MOVE ACROSS
THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT. A DRYLINE IS THEN EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP IN THE EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS PANHANDLES LATER THIS
AFTERNOON. THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY INITIATE NEAR THE DRYLINE AND
MOVE EAST INTO WESTERN PORTIONS OF OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH
TEXAS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING. THESE STORMS
INITIALLY COULD BE DISCRETE AS THEY APPROACH THE AREA BUT ARE
EXPECTED TO CONGEAL INTO A SQUALL LINE WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE
EAST ACROSS THE AREA THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SOME OF THESE
STORMS WILL LIKELY BECOME SEVERE DUE TO MODERATE INSTABILITY AND
STRONG WIND SHEAR. LARGE HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS OR
LARGER AND WIND GUSTS TO 65 MPH WILL BE THE MAIN CONCERN WITH THE
INITIAL DISCRETE STORMS. THE MAIN CONCERNS WILL THEN SHIFT TO
DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS OF UP TO 80 MPH AND HAIL TO THE SIZE
OF HALF DOLLARS WITH THE SQUALL LINE LATER THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY
MORNING BUT THE SEVERE POTENTIAL WILL DIMINISH AFTER 1 AM.

.SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STATEMENT...

STORM SPOTTER GROUPS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL ACROSS THE
RISK AREA SHOULD PREPARE FOR SEVERE WEATHER OPERATIONS FROM 4 PM
TO 1 AM.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...

.THUNDERSTORMS... SEVERE STORMS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
WHEN A LARGE STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. THOSE WHO
ARE PLANNING OR PARTICIPATING IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE WEEKEND
NEED TO PAY PARTICULARLY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WEATHER FORECASTS.

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 LUBBOCK TX
1108 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

TXZ021>044-241615-
PARMER-CASTRO-SWISHER-BRISCOE-HALL-CHILDRESS-BAILEY-LAMB-HALE-
FLOYD-MOTLEY-COTTLE-COCHRAN-HOCKLEY-LUBBOCK-CROSBY-DICKENS-KING-
YOAKUM-TERRY-LYNN-GARZA-KENT-STONEWALL-
1108 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE EXTREME SOUTHERN TEXAS
PANHANDLE...SOUTH PLAINS AND ROLLING PLAINS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

CONVECTIVE
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
PRIMARILY FROM THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS PANHANDLE INTO THE ROLLING
PLAINS. THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR CONVECTION TO INITIATE
ACROSS THE EASTERN SOUTH PLAINS. THE ENVIRONMENT IN THESE AREAS
WILL FAVOR HIGH- BASED SUPERCELLS WITH LARGE HAIL TO THE SIZE OF
GOLF BALLS WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.

FIRE WEATHER
A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT TODAY FROM 1 PM UNTIL 9 PM FOR
AREAS GENERALLY ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM DIMMITT TO
BROWNFIELD.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
A DYNAMIC STORM SYSTEM BY THIS WEEKEND MAY GENERATE SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY NIGHT EAST OF THE
CAPROCK ESCARPMENT. FARTHER WEST...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. AS THE STORM
SYSTEM INTENSIFIES AND TRACKS NORTH OF THE REGION BY SUNDAY...
STRONG WESTERLY WINDS AND BLOWING DUST COULD THREATEN MUCH OF THE
OUTLOOK AREA.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE REQUESTED BY THE MIDDLE OF THIS
AFTERNOON. SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER BY
USING THE ON LINE SUBMIT-A-STORM REPORT AVAILABLE AT WEATHER.GOV/LUBBOCK.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
1009 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

TXZ171>173-183>194-202>209-217>225-228-241515-
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-
1009 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE
RIO GRANDE PLAINS...MAINLY WEST OF A LINE FROM ROCKSPRINGS TO DEL
RIO. THESE STORMS COULD BECOME STRONG...WITH SMALL HAIL
AND GUSTY WINDS POSSIBLE. OVERNIGHT...ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
AS AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS THE AREA.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THUNDERSTORMS WILL AGAIN BE POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL
TEXAS SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
AND DRYLINE APPROACH THE AREA. A FEW STORMS COULD BECOME STRONG
SUNDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE NORTHERN HILL COUNTRY.

ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY MONDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK ALONG AND WEST OF INTERSTATE 35 DUE TO LOW
HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
416 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

TXZ049-054-064>066-071>073-076>078-098-099-113-114-127-128-139-
140-154-155-168>170-240930-
FISHER-NOLAN-STERLING-COKE-RUNNELS-IRION-TOM GREEN-CONCHO-
CROCKETT-SCHLEICHER-SUTTON-HASKELL-THROCKMORTON-JONES-SHACKELFORD-
TAYLOR-CALLAHAN-COLEMAN-BROWN-MCCULLOCH-SAN SABA-MENARD-KIMBLE-
MASON-
416 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL
TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS WEST
CENTRAL TEXAS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A FEW STORMS MAY
BECOME SEVERE...MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A STERLING CITY...TO
SAN ANGELO...TO COLEMAN LINE. THE MAIN HAZARDS WILL BE LARGE
HAIL...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...AND DAMAGING WINDS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

A MORE WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER EVENT WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS ALL
OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. AT THIS
TIME...LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS LOOK TO BE THE MAIN
HAZARDS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE REQUIRED LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
354 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-241100-
MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN-
HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS-
ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL-
JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO-
FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE-
LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON-
354 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
THERE IS A CHANCE OF STORMS THIS EVENING THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS
ACROSS MUCH OF NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS. THE BEST CHANCE OF STORMS
WILL BE FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM SHERMAN
TO FORT WORTH TO COMANCHE. SOME OF THESE STORMS COULD BE STRONG TO
SEVERE WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS POSING THE PRIMARY
HAZARDS.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
LINGERING THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE EAST OF I-35 THURSDAY. THESE
STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE SEVERE.

THERE IS ANOTHER CHANCE OF STORMS ACROSS ALL OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
TEXAS FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH THE DAY ON SUNDAY. SOME OF
THESE STORMS MAY ALSO BECOME STRONG TO SEVERE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE REQUESTED THIS EVENING WEST OF A KILLEEN
TO FORT WORTH TO SHERMAN LINE.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
340 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-240845-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-
NORTHERN LEA COUNTY-CENTRAL LEA COUNTY-SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-GAINES-
DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-
LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-
DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-PECOS-PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-
BIG BEND AREA-TERRELL-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
340 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014 /240 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO...SOUTHWEST TEXAS AND WEST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WARM, DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE GUADALUPE
MOUNTAINS AND OVER THE SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON.
RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD WILL OCCUR WITH ANY FIRES THAT START,
SO CAUTION IS ADVISED.  A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THESE
AREAS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 40 TO 45 MPH, AND GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH, ARE EXPECTED
IN THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON AND THROUGH THIS
EVENING.  THEREFORE, A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS FROM NOON UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ON A DRYLINE OVER
THE WESTERN LOW ROLLING PLAINS, PERMIAN BASIN AND LOWER TRANS PECOS
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.  SOME OF THE STORMS WILL BE SEVERE WITH
AT LEAST GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS OVER 60 MPH.  BRIEF
HEAVY RAINFALL COULD ALSO OCCUR WITH THESE STRONGER STORMS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

NEAR CRITICAL TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER
THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS, AND PERHAPS THE SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS
FRIDAY.  HOWEVER, WARM, WINDY AND DRY CONDITIONS COULD RESULT IN
MORE WIDESPREAD CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR ALL OF
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND WEST TEXAS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

THIS PRODUCT...ALONG WITH OTHER WATCHES...WARNINGS...ADVISORIES...
AND STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
MIDLAND CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT /LOWER CASE/
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MIDLAND

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