444  
WWUS84 KMAF 170322  
RFWMAF  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
1022 PM CDT MON MAY 16 2022  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING  
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY LESS THAN 10%, 20 FT  
WINDS OF 15 MPH OR MORE, AND EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST  
NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF WEST TEXAS...  
 
NMZ116>119-TXZ045>048-050>053-059>063-067>070-075-270>274-277-278-  
171530-  
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.A.0038.220517T1600Z-220518T0200Z/  
SACRAMENTO FOOTHILLS AND GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-CHAVES PLAINS-  
EDDY PLAINS-LEA-GAINES-DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-  
MITCHELL-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-  
REAGAN-PECOS-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7000 FEET-  
GUADALUPE AND DELAWARE MOUNTAINS-VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-  
EASTERN CULBERSON COUNTY-REEVES COUNTY PLAINS-DAVIS MOUNTAINS-  
DAVIS MOUNTAINS FOOTHILLS-  
1022 PM CDT MON MAY 16 2022 /922 PM MDT MON MAY 16 2022/  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING  
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY LESS THAN 10%,  
20 FT WINDS OF 15 MPH OR MORE, AND EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR  
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF WEST TEXAS...  
 
* AFFECTED AREA...GAINES, DAWSON, BORDEN, SCURRY, ANDREWS,  
MARTIN, HOWARD, MITCHELL, LOVING, WINKLER, ECTOR, MIDLAND,  
GLASSCOCK, WARD, CRANE, UPTON, REAGAN, PECOS, SACRAMENTO  
FOOTHILLS AND GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS, CHAVES PLAINS, EDDY PLAINS,  
LEA, GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7000 FEET, GUADALUPE AND  
DELAWARE MOUNTAINS, VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR, EASTERN  
CULBERSON COUNTY, REEVES COUNTY PLAINS, DAVIS MOUNTAINS AND  
DAVIS MOUNTAINS FOOTHILLS.  
 
* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR THE WARNING. TUESDAY  
AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR THE WATCH.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 4 PERCENT.  
 
* RFTI...4 OR NEAR 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.  
 
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.  
 
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS  
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE  
RED FLAG WARNINGS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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