880  
WWUS84 KMAF 030938  
RFWMAF  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
338 AM CST SUN MAR 3 2024  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS  
EVENING FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO, UPPER TRANS PECOS, AND  
THE NORTHERN PERMIAN BASIN FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 10% OR LESS,  
20-FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...  
 
TXZ046>048-050>053-059-060-274-032145-  
/O.EXA.KMAF.FW.W.0004.240303T1700Z-240304T0100Z/  
DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-LOVING-  
WINKLER-REEVES COUNTY PLAINS-  
338 AM CST SUN MAR 3 2024  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS  
EVENING FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO, UPPER TRANS PECOS, AND  
THE NORTHERN PERMIAN BASIN FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 10% OR LESS,  
20-FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...  
 
* AFFECTED AREA...DAWSON, BORDEN, SCURRY, ANDREWS, MARTIN,  
HOWARD, MITCHELL, LOVING, WINKLER AND REEVES COUNTY PLAINS.  
 
* TIMING...SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY EVENING.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 8 PERCENT.  
 
* RFTI...5 OR CRITICAL.  
 
* IMPACTS...AVOID THE USE OF OPEN FLAMES OR ANY ACTIVITIES THAT  
MAY GENERATE SPARKS. ACCIDENTAL IGNITIONS WILL HAVE THE  
POTENTIAL TO GROW INTO DANGEROUS WIND-DRIVEN WILDFIRES.  
OBSERVE LOCAL BURN BANS.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
NMZ116>119-TXZ045-270-271-273-032145-  
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0004.240303T1700Z-240304T0100Z/  
SACRAMENTO FOOTHILLS AND GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-CHAVES PLAINS-  
EDDY PLAINS-LEA-GAINES-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7000 FEET-  
GUADALUPE AND DELAWARE MOUNTAINS-EASTERN CULBERSON COUNTY-  
338 AM CST SUN MAR 3 2024 /238 AM MST SUN MAR 3 2024/  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS  
EVENING FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO, UPPER TRANS PECOS, AND  
THE NORTHERN PERMIAN BASIN FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 10% OR LESS,  
20-FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...  
 
* AFFECTED AREA...GAINES, SACRAMENTO FOOTHILLS AND GUADALUPE  
MOUNTAINS, CHAVES PLAINS, EDDY PLAINS, LEA, GUADALUPE  
MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7000 FEET, GUADALUPE AND DELAWARE MOUNTAINS  
AND EASTERN CULBERSON COUNTY.  
 
* TIMING...SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY EVENING.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 9 PERCENT.  
 
* RFTI...6 OR CRITICAL.  
 
* IMPACTS...AVOID THE USE OF OPEN FLAMES OR ANY ACTIVITIES THAT  
MAY GENERATE SPARKS. ACCIDENTAL IGNITIONS WILL HAVE THE  
POTENTIAL TO GROW INTO DANGEROUS WIND-DRIVEN WILDFIRES.  
OBSERVE LOCAL BURN BANS.  
 
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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