056  
WWUS84 KMAF 201943  
RFWMAF  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
243 PM CDT FRI APR 20 2018  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT TODAY FOR WINDY AND DRY  
CONDITIONS, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR ALL OF  
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND SOUTH THROUGH THE DAVIS MOUNTAINS AND  
MARFA PLATEAU...  
 
.A SHARP DRYLINE WILL QUICKLY DEVELOP ACROSS FAR WESTERN AREAS  
AND PUSH EAST TO NEAR A LOVINGTON NEW MEXICO TO MARFA TEXAS LINE  
BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. TO THE WEST OF THIS LINE, EXPECT CRITICAL  
TO EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
VALUES OF 5 TO 15 PERCENT ALONG WITH WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH  
SUSTAINED...30 TO 50 MPH IN THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS. IN ADDITION,  
FUELS ARE EXTREMELY DRY SO THE POTENTIAL FOR WILDFIRES WILL BE  
MODERATE TO HIGH ACROSS THESE AREAS.  
 
NMZ114-115-TXZ057-058-074-080-258-210200-  
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0021.000000T0000Z-180421T0200Z/  
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST PLAINS-  
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-  
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-  
MARFA PLATEAU-  
243 PM CDT FRI APR 20 2018 /143 PM MDT FRI APR 20 2018/  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/  
THIS EVENING FOR WINDY AND DRY CONDITIONS, AND VERY HIGH TO  
EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND SOUTH  
THROUGH THE DAVIS MOUNTAINS AND MARFA PLATEAU...  
 
* WIND...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 50 MPH IN THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS WITH  
HIGHER GUSTS. SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 IN THE PLAINS WITH HIGHER  
GUSTS.  
 
* HUMIDITY...5 TO 15 PERCENT.  
 
* FIRE DANGER...VERY HIGH TO EXTREME.  
 
* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.  
OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
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 WILL INCREASE  
POTENTIAL FOR FIRE GROWTH.  
 

 
 

 
 
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