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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:29 PM MDT Mar. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect through 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/
Monday for all of West Texas and southeast New Mexico...

* wind... mountains... southwest to west 35 mph to 55 mph and
gusting to around 70 mph. Plains... southwest to west 30 to 50
mph with gusts to around 55 mph.

* Humidity... 7 to 15 percent.

* Fuel... dry to critically dry.

* Impacts... evacuations are possible, low visibility and Road
closures are likely. High winds may limit effectiveness of
aircraft. Power outages are possible as well.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

High winds and very low relative humidity, combined with abundant
dry vegetation, will create conditions supportive of the multiple
occurrence of large, destructive, and potentially life
threatening fires. The National Weather Service sees an
increased risk of a regional outbreak of dangerous wind- driven
wildfires Sunday.

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