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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
726 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR WINDY AND
VERY DRY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...

.Dry air will again be present across western portions of the
area on Saturday with winds in the Guadalupe Mountains over 20 mph
during the afternoon.

NMZ114-TXZ258-251100-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0009.170225T1800Z-170226T0100Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-
626 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM MST
SATURDAY FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS, 20 FOOT
WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE AND HIGH FIRE DANGER...

* TEMPERATURES: Around 5 degrees above normal.

* HUMIDITY: 5 to 10 percent.

* FIRE DANGER: High to very high.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  This is a very dangerous
fire weather situation. Gusty winds and very low relative
humidities combined with above normal temperatures will create
weather conditions favorable for the multiple occurrence of large
fires.

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 dangerous fire behavior.

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