362  
WWUS84 KMAF 202126  
RFWMAF  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
326 PM CST SAT JAN 20 2018  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING IS EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE PERMIAN  
BASIN, SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND TRANS PECOS FOR STRONG  
WINDS...MINIMUM RH VALUES NEAR 15 PERCENT AND HIGH TO VERY HIGH  
FIRE DANGER...  
 
.A POTENT UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ONTO THE PLAINS  
BRINGING VERY WINDY CONDITIONS TO MUCH OF THE REGION SUNDAY, IN  
FACT A WIND STORM. RH'S WILL FALL TO CRITICAL LEVELS BY AFTERNOON  
OVER THE PERMIAN BASIN, TRANS PECOS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO.  
THESE FACTORS COMBINED WITH HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL  
LEAD TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS DURING THE AFTERNOON.  
COOLER CONDITIONS AND DIMINISHING WINDS WILL LESSEN FIRE DANGER BY  
SUNDAY EVENING AND WINDS WILL SLOWLY TURN NORTHWEST POSSIBLY  
IMPACT ANY FIRES THAT MIGHT BE ONGOING.  
 
TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-211200-  
/O.UPG.KMAF.FW.A.0002.180121T1800Z-180122T0100Z/  
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.W.0001.180121T1800Z-180122T0100Z/  
GAINES-DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-  
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-  
GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-PECOS-  
326 PM CST SAT JAN 20 2018  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CST SUNDAY FOR THE PERMIAN  
BASIN FOR STRONG WINDS...MINIMUM RH VALUES NEAR 15 PERCENT AND  
HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND/ODESSA HAS ISSUED A RED  
FLAG WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CST SUNDAY.  
THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.  
 
* WIND...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH MUCH HIGHER GUSTS.  
 
* HUMIDITY...15 PERCENT.  
 
* FUELS...HIGH TO VERY HIGH VERY DANGER.  
 
* IMPACTS...ACCIDENTAL IGNITIONS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL  
TO GROW RAPIDLY INTO DANGEROUS WIND-DRIVEN WILDFIRES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
DO NOT THROW CIGARETTES ONTO THE GROUND OR OUT OF A MOVING  
VEHICLE. KEEP VEHICLES ON DRIVING SURFACES AND DO NOT DRIVE  
THROUGH TALL GRASS.  
 

 
 

 
 
NMZ115-TXZ057-074-079>082-211200-  
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.W.0001.180121T1800Z-180122T0100Z/  
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-  
DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-  
BIG BEND AREA-TERRELL-  
326 PM CST SAT JAN 20 2018 /226 PM MST SAT JAN 20 2018/  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST /11 AM MST/ TO 7 PM  
CST /6 PM MST/ SUNDAY FOR SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND TRANS PECOS  
FOR STRONG WINDS...MINIMUM RH VALUES NEAR 15 PERCENT AND HIGH TO  
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND/ODESSA HAS ISSUED A RED  
FLAG WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST /11 AM MST/ TO  
7 PM CST /6 PM MST/ SUNDAY.  
 
* WIND...WEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH MUCH HIGHER GUSTS.  
 
* HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT.  
 
* FUELS...HIGH TO VERY HIGH VERY DANGER.  
 
* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
STOW TRAILER CHAINS PROPERLY. HOLD OFF ON YARD WORK OR WELDING  
NEAR DRY VEGETATION. AVOID DRIVING IN DRY GRASS. EXTINGUISH  
CIGARETTES INSIDE YOUR VEHICLE.  
 

 
 

 
 
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