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Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Andrews; Big Bend Area; Borden; Crane; Davis, Apache Mountains Area; Dawson; Ector; Gaines; Glasscock; Howard; Loving; Marfa Plateau; Martin; Midland; Mitchell; Pecos; Presidio Valley; Reagan; Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos; Scurry; Upton; Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor; Ward; Winkler

NWS Midland-Odessa (Western Texas and Southeastern New Mexico)

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FOR WARM, DRY, WINDY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS... ...RED FLAG WARNING THURSDAY FOR WARM, DRY, VERY WINDY, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER ACROSS MOST ALL AREAS... .Well above normal temperatures along with very windy and dry conditions will result in critical fire weather conditions in the Guadalupe Mountains today, a Red Flag Warning is in effect. Strong gusty west winds across Southeast New Mexico and much of West Texas of Thursday along with relative humidities near 10 percent are expected and a Red Flag Warning is in effect. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CST /10 AM MST/ TO 8 PM CST /7 PM MST/ THURSDAY FOR WARM...DRY...VERY WINDY...AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR MOST OF THE PERMIAN BASIN AND TRANS PECOS AREA...

* WIND...25 to 45 MPH. Higher gust.

* TEMPERATURES...15 to 20 degrees above normal.

* HUMIDITY...8 TO 15 PERCENT.

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

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


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Guadalupe Mountains

NWS Midland-Odessa (Western Texas and Southeastern New Mexico)

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FOR WARM, DRY, WINDY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS... ...RED FLAG WARNING THURSDAY FOR WARM, DRY, VERY WINDY, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER ACROSS MOST ALL AREAS... .Well above normal temperatures along with very windy and dry conditions will result in critical fire weather conditions in the Guadalupe Mountains today, a Red Flag Warning is in effect. Strong gusty west winds across Southeast New Mexico and much of West Texas of Thursday along with relative humidities near 10 percent are expected and a Red Flag Warning is in effect. ...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FOR WARM, DRY, WINDY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER... ...RED FLAG WARNING THURSDAY FOR WARM, DRY, VERY WINDY, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER... The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect until 7 PM MST this evening. A Red Flag Warning has also been issued from 10 AM to 7 PM MST Thursday.

* WIND...Southwest 20 to 30 mph today and west 35 to 55 mph with higher gust Thursday.

* HUMIDITY...8 to 15 percent.

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

Here are some things you can do to help prevent wildland fires: Observe outdoor burning restrictions for your area. Stow trailer chains properly. Hold off on yard work or welding near dry vegetation. Avoid driving in dry grass. Extinguish cigarettes inside your vehicle.


High Wind Warning

Areas Affected: Guadalupe Mountains

NWS Midland-Odessa (Western Texas and Southeastern New Mexico)

...High Wind Warning in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains Thursday through Friday afternoon... ...High Wind Watch in effect Thursday afternoon for the southeast New Mexico Plains...Van Horn Highway 54 Corridor...Upper Trans Pecos...and northern Permian Basin of west Texas... .A strong upper level storm system will track across the central Plains on Thursday. Wind speeds should increase dramatically across southeast New Mexico, the Upper Trans Pecos and the northern Permian Basin of west Texas Thursday. Strong winds will continue across the Guadalupe Mountains Thursday night and Friday. ...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THURSDAY TO 2 PM MST FRIDAY...

* TIMING...9 AM MST / 10 AM CST Thursday to 2 PM MST / 3 PM CST Friday.

* WINDS...West winds 40 to 55 mph sustained. Gusts 60 to 70 mph.

* IMPACTS...Winds will be particularly hazardous at higher elevations where the strongest winds are likely to occur. Be especially careful driving in these mountainous areas as these winds could make driving difficult for motorists driving high profile vehicles such as campers, vans and tractor trailers.

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Guadalupe Mountains

NWS Midland-Odessa (Western Texas and Southeastern New Mexico)

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FOR WARM, DRY, WINDY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS... ...RED FLAG WARNING THURSDAY FOR WARM, DRY, VERY WINDY, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER ACROSS MOST ALL AREAS... .Well above normal temperatures along with very windy and dry conditions will result in critical fire weather conditions in the Guadalupe Mountains today, a Red Flag Warning is in effect. Strong gusty west winds across Southeast New Mexico and much of West Texas of Thursday along with relative humidities near 10 percent are expected and a Red Flag Warning is in effect. ...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FOR WARM, DRY, WINDY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER... ...RED FLAG WARNING THURSDAY FOR WARM, DRY, VERY WINDY, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER... The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect until 7 PM MST this evening. A Red Flag Warning has also been issued from 10 AM to 7 PM MST Thursday.

* WIND...Southwest 20 to 30 mph today and west 35 to 55 mph with higher gust Thursday.

* HUMIDITY...8 to 15 percent.

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

Here are some things you can do to help prevent wildland fires: Observe outdoor burning restrictions for your area. Stow trailer chains properly. Hold off on yard work or welding near dry vegetation. Avoid driving in dry grass. Extinguish cigarettes inside your vehicle.


High Wind Warning

Areas Affected: Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County

NWS Midland-Odessa (Western Texas and Southeastern New Mexico)

...High Wind Warning in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains Thursday through Friday afternoon... ...High Wind Watch in effect Thursday afternoon for the southeast New Mexico Plains...Van Horn Highway 54 Corridor...Upper Trans Pecos...and northern Permian Basin of west Texas... .A strong upper level storm system will track across the central Plains on Thursday. Wind speeds should increase dramatically across southeast New Mexico, the Upper Trans Pecos and the northern Permian Basin of west Texas Thursday. Strong winds will continue across the Guadalupe Mountains Thursday night and Friday. ...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THURSDAY TO 2 PM MST FRIDAY...

* TIMING...9 AM MST / 10 AM CST Thursday to 2 PM MST / 3 PM CST Friday.

* WINDS...West winds 40 to 55 mph sustained. Gusts 60 to 70 mph.

* IMPACTS...Winds will be particularly hazardous at higher elevations where the strongest winds are likely to occur. Be especially careful driving in these mountainous areas as these winds could make driving difficult for motorists driving high profile vehicles such as campers, vans and tractor trailers.

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley; Southwest Deserts and Lowlands

NWS El Paso (Southern New Mexico and extreme Western Texas)

...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED ON THURSDAY... .An upper level trough will be moving across the Rockies with a rapidly deepening surface low over western Kansas on Thursday. This will bring strong winds to the region which will combine with above normal temperatures and minimum relative humidities in the lower to mid teens to create critical fire weather conditions over the lowlands of southern New Mexico and far west Texas. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST THURSDAY FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND STRONG WINDS...

* 20-FOOT WIND...20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY...8 to 15 percent.

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

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.


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Southeast Plains

NWS Midland-Odessa (Western Texas and Southeastern New Mexico)

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FOR WARM, DRY, WINDY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS... ...RED FLAG WARNING THURSDAY FOR WARM, DRY, VERY WINDY, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER ACROSS MOST ALL AREAS... .Well above normal temperatures along with very windy and dry conditions will result in critical fire weather conditions in the Guadalupe Mountains today, a Red Flag Warning is in effect. Strong gusty west winds across Southeast New Mexico and much of West Texas of Thursday along with relative humidities near 10 percent are expected and a Red Flag Warning is in effect. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CST /10 AM MST/ TO 8 PM CST /7 PM MST/ THURSDAY FOR WARM...DRY...VERY WINDY...AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR MOST OF THE PERMIAN BASIN AND TRANS PECOS AREA...

* WIND...25 to 45 MPH. Higher gust.

* TEMPERATURES...15 to 20 degrees above normal.

* HUMIDITY...8 TO 15 PERCENT.

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

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


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