785  
FNUS64 KBRO 171005  
RFDBRO  
TXZ248>257-172200-  
 
FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX  
505 AM CDT TUE APR 17 2018  
 
...ELEVATED THREAT OF ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR ACROSS ALL OF DEEP  
SOUTH TEXAS FROM LATE-MORNING THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON...  
 
WHILE RED FLAG WARNING CONDITIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE MET,  
THERE IS AN ELEVATED THREAT OF ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR BEGINNING  
AROUND 10 AM CDT AND CONTINUING THROUGH 6 PM CDT. THERE IS ALSO A  
THREAT FOR ENHANCED WILDFIRE GROWTH AND RAPID SPREAD POTENTIAL.  
 
FINE FUELS ARE CURRENTLY RATED "DRY" TO "VERY DRY" ACROSS THE  
REGION. RELATIVE HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE  
FROM 25-30% IN ZAPATA COUNTY TO 45-50% NEAR THE COAST. 20-FOOT  
WINDS FROM THE SOUTH-SOUTHEAST WILL BE AROUND 15 MPH OVER WESTERN  
ZONES TO 25MPH ALONG THE COAST. EXTREME CAUTION IS URGED IF  
BURNING MUST BE CONDUCTED TODAY.  
 
SLOWLY DIMINISHING WINDS AND RISING RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES  
WILL MITIGATE THE THREAT BY AROUND SUNSET THIS EVENING.  
 

 
 
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